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Forum topic by Marcus posted 05-16-2013 12:02 PM 11502 views 2 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-16-2013 12:02 PM

Do any of my fellow tundra thumpers up here in MN have a good source for live edge or larger slab lumber?


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#1 posted 05-16-2013 12:25 PM

Try these guys. They’re down in Lakeville. Lindy’s a good guy.

http://www.morningwoodhardwoods.com/

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#2 posted 05-18-2013 04:01 AM

There are a few guys with bandsaw mills who sell locally on Craigslist. I bought some lumber from one guy in Northfield. He had a LOT of lumber and was very easy to work with. I know there are several others, but I don’t have their contact information.

Let me know what you find!

Thanks,
Charlie

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#3 posted 05-18-2013 08:58 AM

I believe that the guy that Charlie is referring to is Collins Brothers Lumber. I have bought from him many times and I agree with what Charlie said. He is an great guy to work with and his prices are low. I mostly buy green from him so that I can dry it myself. you can find him on CL. I believe that this is one of his ads: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/mat/3744005573.html.

Another source is here: http://www.logs-to-lumber.com/. I have purchased from him a couple of times. He is very knowledgeable and sells good quality lumber.

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#4 posted 05-18-2013 11:48 PM

Forest Products Suppply on hwy 61 in Maplewood had some interesting live edge slabs when I was up there a couple months ago. The web site is forestproductssupply.com I think I saw a half dozen or so.

I picked up a 2’ x 5’ live edge slab from Woodcraft at 91st and Lyndale in Bloomington. They had a couple others but of expensive exotic woods and out of my price range.

I would also call Logs to Lumber (651-387-5647) in Inver Grove Heights.

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#5 posted 05-23-2013 12:55 AM

Thanks Paul, those are the guys I was thinking of. They have great prices on locally harvested lumber.

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#6 posted 05-23-2013 01:28 AM

Cool, Charlie. I love going down there. They are great people to deal with and they score some amazing logs from time to time in their tree removal business.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#7 posted 01-28-2015 05:58 AM

I’m a bit late to this, but I’m right over in Menomonie, an hour East of the cities. My website is in my signature. I do a bit of lumber occasionally, but most of my business is slabs. I’m the guy who cuts the huge logs nobody else wants to touch. I’ve done some sawing for a couple of the aforementioned sources.

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#8 posted 01-28-2015 11:30 AM

Logs to lumber in inver grove heights. I’ve bought from him a few times… good guy, lots of inventory.

www.logs-to-lumber.com

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#9 posted 01-28-2015 08:12 PM

I thought I’d give you a couple examples of recent stuff off the mill. Here is some ash.

Spalted Maple

White Pine

I also have white and red oak, elm, cottonwood and other misc stuff occasionally. I’m a woodworker as well, so I’m always happy to help my fellow sawdust lovers out.

White oak end table top.

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#10 posted 01-28-2015 08:17 PM

Hey logboy, I’m looking for 8/4 walnut… ~50-100bf depending on price. Seems like most local sawyers dont mill 8/4 stock…

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#11 posted 01-28-2015 09:36 PM

I have nothing in stock at the moment. I wonder if Lindy might have something for you. He does a fair bit of walnut.

-- No log is too big to saw! www.logboy.com

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#12 posted 01-28-2015 11:49 PM

Lindy?

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#13 posted 01-29-2015 01:24 AM

Yup, sorry, the very first guy mentioned on this thread.

-- No log is too big to saw! www.logboy.com

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#14 posted 01-29-2015 01:51 AM

ahh. got it. Thanks

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