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06-24-2014 03:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: st louis mo museum store

I will be in St. Louis Mo the second weekend in July 10-13 2014. I will be visiting from Little Rock AR. I will have a little spare time and would like to know if there are any stores, museums or interesting places I should visit that pertains to woodworking while I’m in town.

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#1 posted 06-24-2014 03:20 AM

A barbecue place might have wood smoked ribs. Does that count?

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#2 posted 06-24-2014 03:25 AM

Haven’t ever been there but know of a good guild member Phil Haskins has a shop in the area.

Haskins Custom Woodworking LLC 2215 Macklind St. Louis 314-258-2247.

If your up for about a 45 minute drive and are wanting to see a nice layout of woods and some beautiful area by the river could check out DNC Resources 24114 State Hwy 3 Dow, IL 618-786-3029

Would offer a shop visit as I am 30 min from St. Louis but will be out of town over this timeframe.

-- Dan

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#3 posted 06-26-2014 03:13 AM

While I worked in St. Louis I found this Down Town lumber yard, they have a nice selection of lumber and great pricing. Operating hours were Saturdays in the summer so it is best to contact Thomas Sontag: Contact info “Thomas Sontag”

Below is a news letter that was sent to me a few years back

Hello from Lumber Logs! Our email updates were meant to go out quarterly but it has been many months since newsletter #1 so we have some catching up to do.
Here’s the short version: We have wood:
We have an excellent selection of cherry in all sizes, sycamore, pecan, walnut, and the best osage orange we have ever had. We always strive to keep pace with the demand for our red and white oak, especially the quartersawn boards. We have some awesome spalted maple and spalted sycamore headed into the kiln very soon. A very few select figured maple boards come out this weekend. We ARE open this Saturday July 4.
Hope to see you soon on the lot—
If you choose to read it, here’s the long version beginning with the following shocking announcement: the economy sucks.

The economy affects us

Ninety-five percent of the time and effort at Lumber Logs is spent on the log recycling that keeps viable wood out of our landfills. This involves Joe picking up logs from tree services, municipalities, golf courses etc. and seeing that they get to the appropriate sawmill. It turns out that both supply and demand are more sensitive to the economy than we could have predicted. When money is tight people let dead or wounded trees stand rather than paying to have them removed, and commercial/residential development has all but stopped. Also demand for pallets and blocking and even grade lumber has slowed to a crawl so that two of the four sawmills we sell logs to stopped buying altogether. If you made your living logging in Missouri in 2008, you are doing something else now. Things are easing up slightly but times are still tough.

When you have visited our lumberyard, you might have noticed that we run a lean operation (ha!), so we are survivors in this kind of environment. Still, it would be be nice if lumber sales were completely recession-proof. The good news is that we cut lots of lumber last year and the heat wave and our solar kiln are combining to put much of it on the racks.

Regular hours

As always, everything shown on our Woodfinder page* is available. Our prices are also shown. And we have kept our schedule of being open the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 am. That gives you a whopping four hours each and every month to shop for domestic hardwoods. If you need more shopping time, call me.

Getting the word out

In the past we’ve had ads on Craigslist under Tools or Materials, but for mysterious reasons Craigslist no longer allows us to post even though plenty of other businesses continue to advertise there. It seems likely that most people who are computer literate in the area already know about us but that leaves a large number of people who do not. Here’s where you, our loyal friends and customers can help: Next time you visit, bring a friend along who would enjoy looking at or owning our wood. Or you can help out by talking us up. Excellent quality hardwoods at low prices is a combination we think can work, at least in helping Lumber Logs meet its environmental mission of reducing waste. Thank you for your part in the equation; it would not work without our lumber customers.

Thanks for reading about St. Louis’ best source for domestic hardwoods!

Tom Sontag and Joe Wilp

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 09:40 AM

Thanks for the tips. I look forward to exploring St. Louis.

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#5 posted 07-02-2014 01:18 PM

I visited there once a few years back and I really enjoyed the old courthouse. It a really amazing building.

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#6 posted 07-02-2014 01:32 PM

Though not woodworking…. going inside the Arch is a must do.

there is an elevator inside the legs, and an observation deck at the top with porthole windows to look out at the city.

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#7 posted 07-02-2014 05:43 PM

Good Italian food on “The Hill”, in fact some of the best. Laclede’s Landing for some great watering holes. Great OLD City lots to see. The Arch, a Cardinals game, riverboat gambling and on and on. I am not as versed in woodworking destinations, but a little on line research will probably yield you great results. Have fun in my old home state. Be prepared for pretty hot and HUMID conditions.

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#8 posted 07-14-2014 04:02 PM

Just an update. I went to St Louis last week and did go to a Cardinals game on Wednesday night which they won!! We also checked out the zoo and Six Flags and the area around the Arch. Didn’t go up the arch because there were lots of people waiting to go. I did visit Woodcraft and Rockler. I don’t think I bought enough to keep them in business but maybe buy a nice lunch.
Thanks for all the tips,

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