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Forum topic by doninvegas posted 03-30-2012 02:07 AM 1381 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2012 02:07 AM

Hey everybody. As most of you know I make Adirondack furniture out of Western Red Cedar. The supplier I have been using the past few years may have gone out of business. He is not answering my emails or phone calls. So, I need a source of WRC. Since I’m in Vegas I need a lumber yard of sawmill located out west. I have done Google searches and have emailed some sourses but they can’t meet my needs. I usually but 1000 BF at a time and needs rough 5/4 X 6 X 72” boards, tight knot and kiln dried. If anyone knows of a source out here please let me know.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#1 posted 03-30-2012 02:17 AM


Do you know about this site:


-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 02:29 AM

The National Cedar Association has a Locator on their site.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 04:37 AM
I also buy in volume and found this is the best place to find any kind of lumber you need.
Submit an RFQ and you will get dozens of replies from mills and small operators to sell to you.

Here is an example of one I found.

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 11:01 AM

I also make and sell the same furniture you do, I know that Eureka bought the lumber company, so you might have to order from them. Good luck.

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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#5 posted 03-31-2012 12:41 AM

I first tried woodfinders but got nothing.
The wrcla site only returned suppliers that specialize in siding and decking. I contacted a couple of them but they can’t help.
I stopped buying from Sunshine after the second load. From the posts on the Eureka site they haven’t gotten any better. I’ll pass. I have seen producers post that we don’t make high-end furniture so what’s the big deal. I beg to differ. I am proud of the quality and craftsmanship I put into every piece I make and I make high-end stuff. And that begins with quality materials.
I had forgotten about wood planet. That is where I found Silvercreast. I’ll post there again. I emailed for a quote from the link you posted. We’ll see what they have to say.
Thanks everyone. If anyone out here is the western part of the country knows of any mills I could connect Let me know.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#6 posted 03-31-2012 12:46 AM

I doubt you want to come this far west ,but there is plenty WRC here in Oregon.

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#7 posted 03-31-2012 01:02 AM

I have been getting all of my wood from Oregon. No matter what I have to pay for the shipping. Just the cost of business.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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