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Pete DeSimas

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1179 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lumber red oak maple rhode island

Anyone know of a good place to buy Maple and Red Oak Cabinet grade plywood and the same in board lengths in the Rhode Island area? The stuff they have at Lowes and Home Depot is just junk. Unfortunatly the boards need to be planed on both sides to 3/4” thick since I don’t have a planer.

Thanks
Pete

-- Pete DeSimas - Rhode Island


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John

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#1 posted 1179 days ago

Check out this place. I’ve never been there but his website caught my eye: http://www.gkwoodworking.com/content/products_hardwood_softwood_hardware.asp He’s in Ct up on your side of the state but might not bee too far from you. If you go there post a report on your findings.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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ellen35

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#2 posted 1179 days ago

Take yourself up to Downes & Reader in Stoughton, MA.
You’ll be like a kid in a candy store and it is not very far from RI.
They have all kinds of cabinet grade plywood and tons of other woods.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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goldenoak

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#3 posted 1179 days ago

Harris Lumber in Providence RI. They also have a shop that will dia the lumber for you at a low mill charge

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gblock66

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#4 posted 1179 days ago

If my mind serves me correctly. . . .Harris lumber has been gone in providence for a long time. . .there is a 7-11 in the old Harris Lumber spot. . Depends on where you live. . . .check out cambio Plywood in Cranston . . .I was in there a few weeks ago . . .I bought some formica . .but i was talking to them about cabinet grade plywood . . .i want to make some Kitchen cabinets. . . .If you need more info . . .shoot me a message . ..

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rblank

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#5 posted 1179 days ago

You guys are thinking of L. Sweet lumber which I think is on Harris Ave in Providence.

-- Commercial Construction Manager - Attleboro, MA

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Pete DeSimas

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#6 posted 1177 days ago

Thanks all for the feedback. I will have to try Downes & Reader in Stoughton, MA and Cambio Plywood in Cranston.

-- Pete DeSimas - Rhode Island

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grosa

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#7 posted 1177 days ago

Or better yet. Go to your local cabinet shops an buy from them. I lived in Warwick RI for 22 yrs. Thats what I did. Build up a friendship with them an you will get all the leftovers and they will sell you the wood at cost.

-- Have a great day.

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