Getting some lumber planed and ripped in Chicago

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Forum topic by Hmlee posted 08-06-2013 04:50 PM 1691 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-06-2013 04:50 PM

Hey all. I don’t have a planer of my own, so usually when I buy lumber I get the wood planed and/or ripped to specific dimensions that I need for the stuff I build. I bought some wood a few months ago, and elected not to have this done, as I was originally using it for a project that required a more “natural” look. Now, I’d like to use some of the leftover stock for a new project and need to get it planed and ripped…and I have no idea where to get this done. Anyone have any recommendations in the Chicago area by any chance?

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#1 posted 08-06-2013 05:11 PM

I stopped by a place called Owl Hardwood Lumber in Oak Park. I was there for my son’s baseball tournament. I bet they do mill work. It was a nice place

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#2 posted 08-06-2013 07:48 PM

I would call around because a lot of places won’t plane material thats not from them. I tried to have johnson’s Work bench plane some panels for me before I got my big planer, and they refused because it wasn’t their lumber. you could clearly see they were clean. I would call around first.

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