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66 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: south carolina hardwood dealer lumber upstate

I live in Upstate South Carolina and in my area we have the usual Home Depot and Lowes stores when you can get red oak and poplar as well as pine and spruce, but as far as hardwood dealers I can’t seem to find any. If anyone in the area knows about one (or more) I’d love to know. And if you’re not in the area and had the same issue but overcame it in some interesting way, please help me out here.

-- Carlin, Upstate SC


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#1 posted 66 days ago

In my area, local sawmills are on Craigslist. Search for lumber and see if any come up. Has worked well for me.

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#2 posted 66 days ago

I don’t know how close to Charlotte you are, but I just checked on Craigslist there is hardwood to be had—there is a sawmill in Rock Hill that lists a lot.

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#3 posted 66 days ago

You might consider using Steve Wall Lumber in Mayodan, NC. He may not be close enough to you to drive there but he carries a huge selection of quality hardwoods and plywood and does a significant mail order business with shipping to everyplace in the country. He’s been in business 30+ years and I believe has a very good reputation.

Just a thought

-- Dom

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#4 posted 66 days ago

Mayodan? We used to play Madison-Mayodan when I was in high school.

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#5 posted 66 days ago

Bennetsville has a number of small mills along 38.

One old boy about 4 miles from the NC line use to supply all my hickory, walnut, oak and pecan wood.

He went by the name of Cowboy and drove a truck for the SC forest department.

Sorry I don’t know his phone number or his name anymore.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#6 posted 65 days ago

Lusk, I’m also in the Upstate (Spartanburg). I would suggest Wurth Wood Group in Greer (near GSP/BMW), or Hood Distribution/McEwen Group in Greenville. The Greenville Woodworkers Guild also sells lumber, but I think you have to be a member. If you live in Greenville, I’d suggest looking into the Guild. I’ll probably be joining soon myself. It’s only $120 a year for a shop with top end equipment.

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#7 posted 65 days ago

I second the Greenville Woodworkers Guild. Check them out. I have visited there and they appear to be a top notch organization.

-- Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, Past President, Lifetime member.

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#8 posted 65 days ago

You might try http://www.woodfinder.com/. Just put in what your looking for and your zip code

-- Joe, Ga

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#9 posted 65 days ago

Thanks supercupper. I didnt even know there was a Greenville Woodworkers Guild, though things like that usually don’t interest me for some reason. Maybe part of it is paying $120 a year when I have everything I need but hardwoods. I’ll check out the other two places.

CharlesA I hadn’t even thought about Craigslist (feeling a little dumb about that now) but that’s the next page I’ll be looking at.

I really don’t need anything in large quantities since I’m just getting started doing more with it. I’m not very well connected with any woodworkers in the are (I’m a loner anyway) so I turn to forums when I need help. You people always seem to have exactly what I’m looking for. Glad I finally joined.

-- Carlin, Upstate SC

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#10 posted 65 days ago

I gave Wurth a call the other day looking for some 8/4 maple and they said that they no longer sell to individuals. Only cabinet shops etc. Try Hood Distribution in Greenville. They may be able to help you. I plan on going there after the thaw to see what they have. If you find a good place let us know.

-- "Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often." - Mark Twain

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#11 posted 65 days ago

cutworm That seems to be my biggest issue too. I have at least 2 sawmills and a number of dealers quite close, but nobody sells to individuals (or to anyone but big box stores) anymore. I’ll give Hood a try but I’d heard they didn’t sell to individuals too, though that might be totally wrong, not that I’d know.

-- Carlin, Upstate SC

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#12 posted 65 days ago

I’ve purchased ply from Hood in Louisville. $100 minimum, 24 hours notice to pull it. I like the local sawmills much better for lumber around Louisville—prices are much lower.

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#13 posted 61 days ago

I bought this for $40 today. Cherry. 8 boards total. About 9’ long and width varies. Some over 12”. Going to clean it up and see how it looks before I buy more. Here is the contact number if interested. 518.9403 Greer.

-- "Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often." - Mark Twain

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#14 posted 61 days ago

Another place in Taylors:
Normal prices for dry wood are:

Cherry: $5 / bf
Walnut $5 / bf
Maple $2.50/ bf
Cedar $2.50 / bf

Green cedar is $2/ bf.

Wood with significant defect is less. I have a lot of defective cherry right now that I would like to unload for bargain prices.

My location is
250 Mill St.
Taylors, SC 29687
864 908 0720

-- "Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often." - Mark Twain

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#15 posted 61 days ago

Lusk
Where is Carlin? Never heard of it.
I did check with Hood and they sell to individuals but you have to be there before 2:00. Their prices seemed competitive with others. I priced 8/4 hickory and it was 4 bucks per bd ft.

-- "Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often." - Mark Twain

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