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Matt in Franklin

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01-06-2014 05:03 PM

All, I live in Franklin, Tennessee (20 minutes south of Nashville) and I am looking for a good supplier of hard woods as well as quality plywoods for my projects. I’m not particularly interested in exotics, but more along the lines of maple, oak, walnut, cherry, etc as well as quality pine and aromatic cedar.

I would greatly appreciate hearing from any of you who live in my area.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Xyloid_Curt

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#1 posted 01-06-2014 05:08 PM

Well if the Franklin Woodcraft doesn’t supply what you want, try checking out their business card board in the back of the store. I recall there being several local sawmills with cards up there.

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood" www.etsy.com/shop/xyloidcreations

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Matt in Franklin

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 05:12 PM

Curt, I will do that. I have been to the Woodcraft many times, however I was hoping to find a place where I wasnt paying Woodcraft prices. Sounds like the business card board might be the place to start.

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 05:16 PM

For much of the plywood, you should talk to an established cabinet shop to see who their supplier is. Woodcraft has a couple types of hardwood plywood and can likely get all kinds. (For a significant price ;-)

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood" www.etsy.com/shop/xyloidcreations

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 05:47 PM

Here

and Here

as well as Here

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#5 posted 01-06-2014 11:18 PM

thanks for the links rockytop.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Matt in Franklin

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#6 posted 01-07-2014 02:00 AM

thanks guys!

Another issue I’m running into is that most of these places are open for limited hours (Monday thru Friday 7 to 4:30), which might be good for the professional woodworker, but not for the guy who has a day job and does woodworking as a pastime.

Anyone else have that problem?

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#7 posted 01-07-2014 02:11 AM

I do have that problem.

I found a new place outside Atlanta that is open on Saturday.
http://www.peachstatelumber.com/index.html

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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Matt in Franklin

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#8 posted 01-07-2014 02:14 AM

Well….. that’s something. I am more than 4 hours from Atlanta so I’m not sure how practical that is on a regular basis but the occasional trip would be possible.

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#9 posted 01-07-2014 02:34 AM

It’s easy. Come thru Chattanooga, eat at Sugars BarBQue, head down I75 , you’ll be there before you know it.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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Matt in Franklin

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#10 posted 01-07-2014 02:55 AM

I do love me some BBQ. Sounds like a plan!

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#11 posted 01-07-2014 05:50 AM

Colorado or Washington…

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Matt in Franklin

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#12 posted 01-08-2014 12:29 PM

thanks for all the great responses guys. this will help.

-- Follow me on instagram and facebook @mwawoodworks , http://instagram.com/mwawoodworks/, https://www.facebook.com/MWAWoodworks

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#13 posted 01-09-2014 01:38 AM

Your not too far from Huntsville, and a couple weeks ago someone was asking for vendors here. A couple hobbyist lumber kilns are in this area and they are open on weekends, i.e., they have day jobs too. look for the thread.

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Matt in Franklin

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#14 posted 01-09-2014 12:57 PM

Whiskers, shoot me some names or addressees of those kilns and I will check them out on the web. Huntsville is much more reasonable than Atlanta for me.

-- Follow me on instagram and facebook @mwawoodworks , http://instagram.com/mwawoodworks/, https://www.facebook.com/MWAWoodworks

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Tennessee

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#15 posted 01-09-2014 01:03 PM

I believe there are multiple suppliers up by you, but if you want a good load of domestics, you might try this.
http://www.clinelumber.com/index.php
RockyTop, this one would also be good for you.
Last time down, I paid $1.25 bd.ft. for ambrosia maple, and $1.50 bd.ft. for walnut and cherry, all kiln dried. Prices float so call in advance to see what they have and current pricing.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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