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Forum topic by marco2800 posted 07-16-2014 05:38 PM 1095 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-16-2014 05:38 PM


I am new to the wood working world. I recently scored on a huge lot of red oak, maple, and Alder wood. I paid 500 for the lot. All of the bards are .75 in thickness and range from 4-15” in width, and from 8-14’ in length. Seller also tossed in 3 .25” oak veneer plywood.

I think I did pretty well.

I have only seen hardwood lumber in .750 thickness (HD, Ganahl, Lowes), where can I find .250 and .500 thick boards? Should I just saw the boards in half on the table saw then plane them down? I need to buy a planer/jointer if so…



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#1 posted 07-16-2014 07:08 PM

I use to live up in the high desert and would go down to Reel Lumber in Riverside. They have a lot to choose from and reasonable prices. Here’s their website:

It looks like they have a place in Anaheim as well.

-- David

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 07:51 PM

The best place to purchase lumber in LA is anywhere outside California.
The A.hole that state elected as king has cost me my job twice in 5 years.
I refuse to support anything they sell.

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#3 posted 07-16-2014 08:12 PM

You need a planer. It’s a waste of money to buy wood
thicknessed thinner than 3/4”.

Bonhoff Lumber is a good source. Always the lowest
price when I call, though due to being so well known
by pros in the area they may have difficulty keeping
some finer woods in stock because the pros snap it
all up when they get it in.

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