|Forum topic by NY_Rocking_Chairs||posted 10-28-2008 11:59 AM||2124 views||1 time favorited||15 replies|
10-28-2008 11:59 AM
I look at all these wonderful projects and all this amazing wood and was just wondering if people would mind sharing their favorite suppliers, either local or on-line…
Locally in Arcade we have a dairy farmer by day and lumber dealer by night. Two barns full of every variety of domestic lumber you could want. About 15 minutes with a forklift and he will find you the exact pile you want and let you pick and pull what you want. Since there is no overhead and no labor costs his prices cannot be beat.
Also locally in Buffalo we have Advantage Trim and Lumber and their selection is very good too, but being a wood business with overhead and labor costs they can be pricey, I only go there is a need a single board or two of something unique that the dairy farmer does not have.
My next best stop is Hearne Hardwoods in Oxford, PA which I like to drive through while on my way to or from Delaware. Amazing selection and great people to deal with. Also the Grizzly Factory showroom in Muncy, PA is on the way, a nice half-way stopping point to walk around and ooh and aah over the toys.
For veneers we have Certainly Wood also located locally, they have an awesome selection and are always willing to let me go in the back (supervised of course) and pick and pull what I want. I drive right past them on my commute which means I can stop any afternoon, is this a good thing?
I have not shopped much on-line but I am starting to look more and more for the exotic woods and my trips to Oxford are about once a year, I need to start finding other options…
-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com