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Forum topic by jmoo posted 11-14-2012 06:19 AM 1098 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-14-2012 06:19 AM


I have visiting Lumberjocks for years and have learned a lot from reading and following the posts. Last month I signed up as I wanted to be able to post and ask for help or maybe even offer my input and eventually share some of my projects as I get better in my work.

So here is my 1st post on Lumberjocks.

I am in need of some lumber to work this. I have several projects in mind to work on this winter. I am looking for some finished lumber to restock my supply.

What I need is S3S or S4S lumber that is ½” or ¾” thick, 4 to 8” wide and 24 to 36” long.

I am hoping that there is someone out there and can help me find or sell me some wood that I can use. I do not have a planer to mill down to the thickness I need. I have looked at getting a thickness planer but it is not doable right now. I do have a great Grizzly table saw and other tools but I have a small work shop. I am in a rural area with no real place to purchase lumber except for the big box stores and they do not carry this kind of lumber around here.

I would like to get some Maple and Walnut to have on hand but I am open to other varieties if you have suggestions. In the past I have purchased cutoffs and such and that has served me well. So I am open to this as well, however, I would like to build some clocks and small tables for my brothers so longer lengths would be great.

Send me a PM if you have something I would be interested in or know of a place that is reasonably priced. I have found out that I need to have posted several times before I can respond to a PM (I think) so if you do PM me please include a email address. I know that shipping might be a deal breaker but on the other hand choices are limited in Southern Idaho.

Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 11-14-2012 07:25 AM

See PM.

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#2 posted 11-14-2012 10:43 PM

yep, mine too!

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 12:15 AM

For the sizes you need sounds like you could use scraps from a flooring place. They give me free scraps all the time but usually the thickest that they have is 3/4. They give it to me for free.

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#4 posted 11-15-2012 01:12 AM

Thanks for the replies so far.

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#5 posted 11-15-2012 01:21 AM

Idaho is a big place. Are there any Habitat for Humanity stores nearby? I was in one and they had pallets of hardwood flooring for $2.00 bd ft. Even unfinished Oak at Lumber Liquidators is fairly cheep.

A planer would be really helpful. Home Depot is closing out the Dewalt DW734 models pretty cheap. I was just in Lowe’s and they had their DW734 marked down to #369.

It opens up a whole new world to things you can build when you can determine the thickness you need.

Crates anyone? (made from pallet boards and planed down to size and ripped to width, cut to length on the chop saw.

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#6 posted 11-15-2012 03:03 AM

I feel for ya……thats gotta suck not finding what you need and on a limited budget while facing steep learning curves

check out the phone book and call some cabinet shops

ya never know, times are changing and there are deals out there that are mutually beneficial ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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