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Forum topic by Dpetty posted 03-25-2012 12:36 PM 1014 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2012 12:36 PM

So i would really like to do a few projects in hard woods, specifically hard to find curly maple and australian cypress. I am having a heck of a time finding any retailers that sell the woods im looking for. My question is, am i better off buying wood online or does anyone know of a place in norther Utah that would sell the type lumber im looking for? All the lumber yards i have gone to sell a lot of pine and some oak and so forth but dont sell much more than that. Basically im asking if its better to buy wood online, which i have never done before, or if i should keep looking for a retailer so i can see the wood in person before buying… Any thoughts?

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 01:53 PM

You should be able to find curly maple here:

Australian cypress will probably have to be on line unless you want to drive about 500 miles.

Good luck with your search.

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 02:04 PM
they list 10 suppliers, Macbeath being one of them. Three are within 100 miles.
Good hunting.

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 02:38 PM

I use ebay and my local retaiiler woodfinder and a few others I spent a few hours looking for what i wanted and then called and emailed the dealers there are thousands of wood sellers over a couple hundred on ebay and then to local wood guys i always try to support my local guy first bet sometimes he dont have what i am looking for then i go online there is a ton of dealers out there

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 02:57 PM

I visited Macbeath just a few weeks ago on a road trip. Decent selection. A bit hard to find (off the street) and not much help, but you can certainly spend a chunk on wood, there.

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 03:58 PM

I’ve bought curly maple from:
Project Lumber
Bell Forest

Both sent very nicely figured wood. Project lumber was cheaper.

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