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11-06-2013 12:47 AM

Any San Antonio woodworkers here?

I’m a new hobbyist so getting to know locals would be great for advice/help/learning.


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#1 posted 11-06-2013 01:18 AM

Here I am. My wife and I both are woodworkers and enjoy it greatly.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 01:31 AM

What part of San Antonio? Also where do you like to buy your lumber?

I’m over in Alamo Ranch.

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 01:41 AM

We are actually out south of San Antonio in the country in Floresville. We own and run a small shop. We recently had some customers near your area.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#4 posted 11-06-2013 02:25 AM

I go to Paxton Lumber. Ask for Dave, tell him Top Gun sent you, or I mean Top Quality sent you. They are all great people over there.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#5 posted 11-06-2013 11:51 AM

I’m not local per-say but I’m on the south end of Austin, I don’t venture much into SA.

I just applied for a spot in the Gruene monthly market starting Feb of next year, still waiting to hear back as they are a jouried panel, voting process.

Oosik, another option for obtaining lumber and depending on what kind/type of woodworking you are wanting to venture into, if you are handy with a chainsaw and have a 14” with riser or larger bandsaw, you can make your own lumber and boards, helps to save on the over head, again depending on what path you take in woodworking.

Cabinetry can be profitable and is considered woodworking but it is taxing on labor and time, after doing two kitchens that was all I wanted and not the path I want aside you need large space for that, furniture and box making are both fun and don’t require a lot of space.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#6 posted 11-06-2013 11:59 AM

I am about half way between SA and Austin. I try to stay in the country as much as possible.

Buy my lumber at Dakota Hardwoods on the NE side of SA.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 02:26 PM

Anyone try Allen & Allen or Alamo Hardwoods?

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 03:32 AM

Yes, I use both from time to time.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 03:34 AM

Also Roddis lumber, Rugby also. General Hardwoods (though they r not my favorite)

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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