|Forum topic by AandCstyle||posted 07-25-2014 01:15 AM||1554 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
07-25-2014 01:15 AM
A little over a year ago I asked about others’ experiences regarding ordering stock from Hearne Hardwoods. Generally, Hearne didn’t receive any recommendations for mail order.
Furthermore, mail ordering lumber seems to be concerning due to the quality and the price of the stock, not to mention the shipping cost.
I remembered seeing a few different people mention McKinney Hardwood Lumber so I decided to explore that option. I had a particular project in mind that required very nicely figured qswo (not available locally) so I emailed asking about availability, prices, quality, etc. The owner, Michael Mastin, promptly responded and we went back and forth many times before I finally pulled the trigger. Mike was careful to understand my needs and put together a package for me that exceeded my expectations, in fact, I think he selected better wood for me than I might have picked out myself. The figure in the wood was some of the nicest I have ever seen. The lumber is acclimating in my shop now, but I will post pix after I have milled some of it. The price without shipping was very fair and with shipping was about comparable to what I might pay locally. Needless to say, I am ecstatic with the entire process and will have no reservations about ordering from Mike again.
In fairness, my situation is different from many others in that I live in the desert Southwest so my potential sources are limited. Also, McKinney is located just north of Dallas, so the shipping distance was only about 600 miles.
I have no affiliation, yada, yada, yada.