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08-01-2013 08:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood lumber exotic

Does anyone have any 12” long by 12” wide by 1” thick or less or 10” long by 10” wide by 1” thick or less exotic wood?

Wood species Im looking for include but not limited to: bubinga, padauk, makore, olivewood, tigerwood, zebrawood, lacewood, jobillo, marblewood. Thanks for taking the time to read this.


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#1 posted 08-01-2013 09:42 AM

I think you’re going to have some trouble finding what you’re looking for. Exotics like those aren’t very easy to find in those widths and when you do find them they command a premium price. Your best bet would be to do glue ups and cut to size. If you have to have the woods in those exact dimensions, you might try some of the online lumber dealers or eBay.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#2 posted 08-01-2013 11:01 AM

This place is about 10 miles from my house, at one time had a $250 minimum order not sure if that is still true think thay change ownership few years back.

http://www.worldtimbercorp.com/

You can send them an e-mail with request for wood and shipping cost.

One time might try woodfinder.com for place closer to you.

Agree gluing up boards may be only way to get 10” width.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 08-01-2013 07:11 PM

I have mahogany shorts I would be willing to take an offer on. pm me and I will get you info.. I have mesquite in just under. None of the others.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 12:58 PM

Let me take a look in the basement today, I have a lot of Makore but I don’t think anything as wide as you would like. Last I remember was 8” wide. What’s your minimum thickness you are looking for? If I do have it, you would have to plane it first. It was trim from a high end retirement community, so it’s all prefinished.

-- Jared, Northern IL

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#5 posted 08-04-2013 04:11 PM

Just looked and the widest piece of Makore I have is 5 5/8×14 x 5/8.

-- Jared, Northern IL

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 05:48 PM

Are you making a bowl or a dish ?
I have some 6/4 or 8/4 Bubinga in storage , but ….nevermind, I don’t want to sell it. Sorry.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 08-04-2013 05:49 PM

I need it for making the top of a lid of a box. I do not have a planer either.

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#8 posted 08-04-2013 06:04 PM

make your lid out of less expensive material and then apply an exotic veneer to it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 08-04-2013 06:56 PM

I do not want to use veneers, I want the solid wood look. I know people have these types of exotic wood, its just my local exotic lumber dealer does not and I have not found anyone online that will ship it. I was told to come to this forum for help since people tend to have leftovers from their own projects.

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#10 posted 08-04-2013 07:04 PM

I think the suggestion of a glue up that a couple of people mentioned is your best bet. As you mentioned, exotics are hard to come by, even harder to come by in that width. You can either do a glue up that basically hides the joint or accentuates it (think bookmatching).

Good luck on your lumber hunt… I think we all know the frustration of trying to find that perfect piece of lumber.

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#11 posted 08-04-2013 07:10 PM

“by 1” thick or less ”
How much less ? What is your final dimension going to be ? It really sounds like a glue up would solve your problem, and be much more stable in the end.. One piece of wood that is 12”, or 10” wide sounds like trouble waiting to happen.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 08-04-2013 11:32 PM

No one has asked this yet so I guess that it is my duty: what is your budget?

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#13 posted 08-04-2013 11:34 PM

I have a piece of bubinga that is 20”x15”x7/8” plus a lot of other shorts. PM me if you are interested.

-- Art

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#14 posted 08-04-2013 11:40 PM

my budget isn’t that high, it depends on the price/wood

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#15 posted 08-05-2013 12:21 AM

Depending on where you are located, the shipping will run you as much as the wood.

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