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390 days ago

I’m looking around in the Kansas City Mo area for another sawyer. My guy hasn’t got much due to a heavy rainy season this spring and he is only drying some special order stuff so I need to find some other places to get walnut, maple and other assorted area woods.

Any help appreciated.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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#1 posted 390 days ago

I don’t know how far you want to go by Mark Freiden outside of Topeka is who I go to for Lumber. He has a website. http://www.friedenlumber.com/products.html, Not sure if it will help you.

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#2 posted 390 days ago

It’s quite a drive especially with an Nissan Altima with fold down seats. I hate having those two foot sticking out the back on long trips.

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hydro

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#3 posted 375 days ago

If you are willing to take a drive, Hawley Lumber in Elsmore, KS has a great selection of material at really good prices. Contact George Hawley to set an appt. If you google the company and city the number will come up.

I was there about a month ago and his inventory is rather impressive and he is willing to deal on quantity purchases.

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#4 posted 375 days ago

Suppose you’ve already looked into Liberty Hardwoods.
They’re out of Iowa but have an outlet in the KC area, Metro Hardwoods.

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#5 posted 375 days ago

RusselAP,
If you don’t mind the drive to Columbia, I can put you in touch with my guy. You won’t find it cheaper. Walnut is 1.50-2.50 a board foot and its all clear and planed!! He has all native species-even the ones you wont find anywhere else like box elder and honey locust.
There is also a guy in Boonville that sells it dirt cheap like .50 cents to 1.00 a bd ft. But it is all rough cut and live edge stuff. He sells it by the log. I bought a cherry log from him and had to cut off the last two feet or so from every board because of borer damage. But at .25 cents a bd ft I paid for it I can’t complain. Also he will custom cut anything and has a lot of thicker 8/4 and 12/4 stuff.

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mporter

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#6 posted 375 days ago

Oh +1 on metro hardwoods off of nolan rd. GREAT STORE just expensive. But you can find every species there.

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RussellAP

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#7 posted 375 days ago

hydro, I found a guy on Missouri hiway 45 just short of Weston and just past Farley who has two morgan bldgs full of local hardwoods. I got a couple hundred BF of maple, pecan, and walnut.

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#8 posted 375 days ago

mporter, I only go to Metro infrequently. I prefer the prices at Schutte on SW Blvd. That is where Metro gets their wood. Schutte has much better pricing if you can take the floor guys sense of humor.

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#9 posted 375 days ago

mporter, Yes, for walnut I’d go to Columbia. I’m collecting crotch for my livingroom furniture.

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#10 posted 375 days ago

Sweet- never heard of schutte before. I will have to try it out.

He has every tree species-I just used Walnut as an example. He is about 1/3 to half the cost of Metro hardwoods so you have a reference.

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#11 posted 375 days ago

mporter, I’ve got a sawyer in Grandview who has the rest of my walnut in his yard, but hasn’t had time to cut it because of the rain this spring and the special orders he fell behind on. I think he should build a bigger kiln myself. The one up north in Weston has a huge kiln full of wood. I couldn’t even see the end of the room.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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