|Forum topic by Ben Haberer||posted 508 days ago||1018 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
508 days ago
I’m fairly new to woodworking and from what I understand it is much cheaper/better to get your wood from the lumber mill instead of places like Lowes/Home Depot. I have a very limited budget and much of the time my budget comes down to a choice of a new tool or wood to build stuff out off. I’m wondering at what point does the lumber mill become cheaper. They all seem like they would be more geared towards bulk purchases rather than a hobbies such as myself. I also have tried to look around on google/yellowpages and it doesn’t seem like there are any lumber mills nearby me, so then I also have to consider the cost of gas to go pick up the wood. I know buying wood from Home Depot and Lowes the prices are probably higher but in my situation is that just the best I can do since I can’t buy in bulk? The other problem with hardware stores of course is I also have a very limited selection but then again with a limited budget I already have a very limited selection.
So I guess what it comes down to, is does anyone know what the best solution would be for purchasing wood in my situation? I just don’t even know where to start looking or even what questions to start asking, and because of that I’m sure this post is all over the place, so for that I apologize.
Thanks for any info!
-- Ben - Dallas, GA