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Forum topic by Peteyb posted 07-30-2013 12:19 PM 1401 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-30-2013 12:19 PM

I am new to the Clemson, SC and looking for places to buy lumber besides the box stores.

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#1 posted 07-30-2013 01:14 PM

The Lumber Yard in Mauldin, Horizon Forest Products also in Mauldin, and The Wurth Wood Group in Greer.
All of these are fairly close to I85 which would likely be your best route to the Greenville area.

-- Fredj

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#2 posted 07-30-2013 05:26 PM

There isn’t anything close or local?

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#3 posted 07-30-2013 07:45 PM

You can try this site;

Enter your zip code, and click boxes that interest you. Down side some places hundreds of miles away.

Sometimes this site is better even if have to travel some.

Buying from a sawmill, air drying if necessary, and facing boards about most economical way to buy lumber

-- Bill

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 08:33 PM

All the wood I have gotten was from sellers on Craigslist for much cheaper than I could have gotten from a hardwood retailer. Search your area and you are bound to stumble upon some wood sometime.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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#5 posted 07-31-2013 01:06 AM

I buy from Wurth. But they are across the highway from where I work.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#6 posted 08-01-2013 01:22 PM

Horizon Forest Products beats Wurth’s prices into the dirt, but they are closed on Saturdays and don’t take walk ins after 3PM. Peteyb, you might try looking in an Anderson phone book. The Lumber Yard is higher than either, but they will cut off whatever you need from a board sell you just that part of it. Not bad when all you need is 3 feet off a 12/4×10” red oak plank, much more affordable than buying the whole 12 footer.

-- Fredj

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#7 posted 08-01-2013 04:15 PM

Pete – This is a ways from you but maybe you would like to try it. I get most of my lumber from a very small band mill operation in Vaucluse, SC. Although he has some wood that is relatively dry, most of it is cut from local logs and is green so you will need to stack and sticker it a while. (usually at least 9 mo.). I have obtained pine. cherry, walnut, poplar, maple, red oak, white oak, hickory, and cypress from him with most running at $2.00 Bd/Ft. or lower. If you are interested you should give David Ennis a call at 803-645-3949

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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