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04-27-2011 05:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: figured lumber location pennsylvania question

This will be somewhat of a skill share…

We are looking to take a week’s vacation and would like to know if anyone has suggestions for locations of retail businesses who sell figured hardwood lumber on the East Coast and my wife wants to look at some crafts and quilts if possible.

She suggested Pennsylvania, and I don’t really know much about that area.

Any recommendations or suggestions are appreciated, especially if you live in that area and could give us some info…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#1 posted 04-27-2011 06:03 AM

I did a job in State College one year and I loved the drive from there to Lake Raystown. Driving along the mountain side there is a place where you can look down and see this little village down below. The churches, houses and such. Lake Raystown is a great place to go camping. I worked for an outfit based in Harrisburg and have friends in Bethlehem so I also spent some quality time in the Poconos too. Lake Wallenpaupack is a cool place to hang out if you’re in that neck of the woods.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#2 posted 04-27-2011 07:00 AM

I went to Penn State. There are many amish in the Lancaster area.
We bought several quilts in Belleville PA which is about 40 miles east of State College on RT 322 heading towards Harrisburg/Hershey.

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#3 posted 04-27-2011 03:02 PM

Hearne Hardwoods is in Oxford, PA which is south of Lancaster about 45 minutes. You are in the heart of Amish country in that area. Lancaster, Quarryville, and Intercourse are all in that area and full of cool Amish stores. There is a really neat train museum in that area too but can’t remember what its called. If you travel about 90 minutes to the east of Oxford you’ll be in Philly. The drive to State College is beautiful too.

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#4 posted 04-27-2011 03:07 PM

If your wife gets to go to quilt/craft places.. I think its only fair that you get to stop by the Grizzly HQ

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 04-27-2011 03:16 PM

I lived in Lititz, Lancaster County. Wilbur Chocolate, Lancaster Brewery, Lancaster Barnstormers baseball team. Adamstown for antiques, Middletown Lumber is up north from Lancaster and Groff & Groff lumber is south. Its really a great area, enjoy.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 04-29-2011 06:20 PM

Thanks for the input! Looking forward to seeing that part of the world.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 04-29-2011 09:51 PM

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