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07-05-2014 07:10 PM

I have a basic question that I’m hoping anyone could answer. I am new woodworking and have no where I can get lumber. I can go to Home Depot or Lowes, but they are limiited to cedar Douglas fir. etc. etc. If i need some maple, or something special where do I go to buy stuff. I live in Oregon and I don’t even know where i should look in the Yellow pages . Thanks for your time.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 07:39 PM

Where in Oregon are you? Why aren’t you harvesting your own from any available source? Some hardwoods in Oregon are scarce anywhere else in the world, like Oregon Myrtle Wood.

I wasn’t really hollering at you, but I supply most of my own wood from what I can can scavenge from the property we work on.

As for yellow pages listings, try “Hardwood Suppliers” or similar.

Better yet, Google is your friend in this!

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

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 08:12 PM

I live in a little town called Eagle Creek. It’s about 25 min’s from Clackamas. I will check that term in Google. Thanks for the info. I’m not looking for too scarce wood that I wont be able to find, I just looking for something nicer then Home depot. Thanks again for the post.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 08:17 PM

In Google I put in “Hardwood Suppliers near Clackamas, Oregon”’


Hundreds of replies you might enjoy.

Google Search

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#4 posted 07-05-2014 08:43 PM

try cookwoods klamath falls

exotics from around the world

sale till sunday eve

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#5 posted 07-05-2014 09:40 PM

Look in craigslist for hardwood, maple,walnut. Look for an ad by Bill in the gorge, I live in Montana but get out there often. Also another great source is just the local ads. Happy hunting.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 07-06-2014 12:57 AM

Crosscut hardwoods in Portland is going to be a good source for hardwood. I get most of my wood from their Eugene store and they serve almost all my needs with a good attitude.

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#7 posted 07-06-2014 02:14 AM

Aura Hardwood is now in Salem. Nice selection of normal hardwoods and ply/MDF/ Baltic Birch ply. Prices at their California yards are very competitive. Go on line to confirm location, hours, products, address, etc

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#8 posted 07-06-2014 05:23 AM

Thanks for the information guys. I appreciate it.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#9 posted 07-06-2014 07:15 AM

Try Miles Gilmer in Portland.

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#10 posted 07-06-2014 07:18 AM

Crosscut probably has the best selection anywhere around here… But I prefer Hardwood industries, they have quite a few species of exotics, but they also have lots of little remnants that they will sell for uber cheap. I go to the one in Sherwood.


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#11 posted 07-06-2014 10:09 AM

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#12 posted 07-06-2014 01:34 PM

Don’t overlook small local mills, a lot of them will be cutting softwoods but you may find some big leaf maple.

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#13 posted 07-06-2014 02:57 PM

Add Moxon Hardwoods to your list

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#14 posted 07-06-2014 03:03 PM

Look on craigslist under the for sale listings in the materials section. I often find people selling stuff they milled or just have and don’t need. It’s hit and miss so you have to look often.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#15 posted 07-08-2014 04:29 AM

Every Home Depot I have been to (in California anyway), has a hardwood section off in the back corner, near where they have the huge lumber saw. Even if the section is small, there should be some oak, maple, poplar and walnut.

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