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revanson11

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10-08-2013 01:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber wood exotic bubinga cocobolo purpleheart wenge padauk mahogany zebrawood

Fellow LJ’rs, I am going to be traveling to the Pacific Northwest soon and was hoping to find a couple of places to pick up some exotics if possible. Any suggestions?

-- Randy, Central MN


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redryder

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#1 posted 10-08-2013 07:11 AM

The Spruce Goose is located 3.5 miles from McMinville, Oregon.
I took the tour when it was parked in Long Beach, California some years ago. Very impressive.
Maybe they have some extra wood…..................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 10-08-2013 12:13 PM

How exotic ? He has big stuff too.Kerby Oregon-o.
http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/StoreFront

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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#3 posted 10-08-2013 04:23 PM

Plenty of wood around here, but people sell what they have; which types of wood do you prefer? Most of us have big leaf maple, black walnut, and oak, but there are many less common trees around too. Gilmers in NW Portland has wood from trees from all around the world, very exotic; plenty of options for local woods. Try Northwest Figured Woods, Les, he is a good guy. Slabs, boards, or turning blocks?

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7Footer

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#4 posted 10-08-2013 04:56 PM

McMinnville? I grew up right outside of Mac…

There’s a guy in Yamhill (the town I grew up in), called Yamhill Hardwoods, here’s his FB page, I can get a phone # if you want, a co-worker of mine is friends with him.
Yamhill Hardwoods FB

Hardwood Industries in Sherwood (about 30 minutes east toward Portland from Mac-town) is where I go most of the time, they have pretty solid selection of exotics, fair prices too, just good people to deal with. There is also Conrad Lumber right across the street from them, I’ve never been in their place but its a pretty big outfit and I know they sell a lot of decking but might be worth stopping in if you do go to Hardwood Industries.

I’ve heard several people say that Crosscut Hardwoods in Portland has a great selection too, I don’t know about their prices though, they are in downtown Portland.

Nomad – Deer Island huh? We were just working out in that area for Longview Timber, hear any helicopters flying around lately? When I was younger my parents had some friends in Deer Island who had huge crazy parties all the time and I’d go out there and ride 4-wheelers up and down the road while all the grown-ups were partying, lol.

Enjoy the great NW!

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#5 posted 10-08-2013 05:08 PM

Don’t know about Portland area, but there’s a place outside Corvallis (70 minutes south of McMinnville) that specialises in myrtlewood. Their storefront sells finished items but you can go pick through their storeroom for lumber and they’ll price it up front for you. I think it’s called Myrtlewood Mystique.

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