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16 days ago

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 16 days ago

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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chetrog

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#2 posted 16 days ago

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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Dallas

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#3 posted 16 days ago

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

Simple.

Hundreds of replies you might enjoy.

Google Search

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

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#4 posted 16 days ago

try cookwoods klamath falls

exotics from around the world

sale till sunday eve

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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bugz

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#5 posted 16 days ago

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, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 16 days ago

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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rustfever

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#7 posted 16 days ago

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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chetrog

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#8 posted 16 days ago

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 16 days ago

Try Miles Gilmer in Portland.

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#10 posted 16 days ago

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.

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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#11 posted 15 days ago

www.woodfinder.com

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#12 posted 15 days ago

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

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#13 posted 15 days ago

Add Moxon Hardwoods to your list

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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firefighterontheside

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#14 posted 15 days ago

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. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#15 posted 14 days ago

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.

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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