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Bryan

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09-09-2011 03:09 PM

What is the best way to buy wood such as maple, walnut etc when there is no where near you to purchase it?


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dbray45

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#1 posted 09-09-2011 03:38 PM

Lumber mills.

Do a lookup on saw mills – say WoodMizer Ask them if they have anybody in your area that has an operating mill.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 09-09-2011 11:23 PM

If there is nobody around then you need to stretch your wings a little. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful wood listed by a lot of people (myself included) right at this site; check out the “trade and swap” forum. Craigslist, nickle ads, E-bay, any type of public advertising will be a good idea. You’re always taking chances I guess when you deal with a person rather than a business, but I believe most people are honest.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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Scsmith42

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 02:54 AM

There are a number of reputable internet suppliers. Wall Lumber, Groff, Hearne Hardwoods, Talarico, Irion are just a few that come to mind.

If you can put together a larger order with a group of local woodworkers, the LTL transportation costs per bd ft drop significantly.

-- Scott, North Carolina, www.quartersawnoak.com

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WDHLT15

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 03:50 AM

Bryan,

I have plenty of hardwood that I can sell you. I mill the lumber on my sawmill and air dry it. I have many species of hardwood. I am located near Perry, GA about 10 miles off I-75. I have some maple and plenty of walnut. Let me know if you are interested and we can discuss by phone or e-mail.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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Bryan

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 06:51 PM

Thank guys

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dbray45

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#6 posted 09-12-2011 03:51 PM

WDHLT – Do you ship?

-- David in Damascus, MD

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WDHLT15

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#7 posted 09-13-2011 04:03 AM

David,

I have shipped some wood in the past and the freight will average about $1.00 per pound. I believe that you could find wood more local that would not have such a high shipping charge.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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dbray45

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#8 posted 09-13-2011 02:04 PM

As an idea to expand, you want to check trucking companies. When I had to ship a large amount od UPS systems (a bunch of years ago) – about 1000 lbs, called Consolidated Frieght and it cost about $50.00 compared to UPS frieght at $400+.

I am looking in the future when I move south out of MD – cannot afford MD to retire in.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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David Grimes

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#9 posted 09-14-2011 03:10 AM

@WDHLT15, I’m in Albany, GA about 1 hour 20 minutes from you. I just PM’d you re: your milled wood.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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WDHLT15

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 04:17 AM

Thanks David. I look forward to talking with you.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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Carbide

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#11 posted 09-15-2011 02:59 AM

Call the closest saw mill up and ship it UPS!! They will UPS anything!

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 02:48 PM

If I need a big order I will drive a good distance (over 100 miles) to load up my truck. About a year ago, I purchased 870 bf of red oak. For that order, I loaded up my truck and a trailer I was pulling.

For smaller orders and for real high quality lumber, I will mail order. I’m a big fan of Bell Forest Products.

http://www.bellforestproducts.com/

They are great people to work with.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Bryan

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#13 posted 09-15-2011 09:54 PM

Hey guys thanks for all the input. I have found a supplier that is one of the nicest guys I know you can do business with and want to inform all of you to get to know him. He is WDHLT15 on the board and I promise you this you will not be disappointed doing business with Him, he perrty much has all the hardwood a guy could want and is a forster so he knows his wood, Thanks to him I will be able to began construction on my new workbench project with confidence!

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WDHLT15

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#14 posted 09-16-2011 02:46 AM

Bryan,

Thanks for the kind words. It was great meeting you, and I can’t wait to see that wormy white oak bench top! It will be one of a kind.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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