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Forum topic by Lazy_K posted 09-09-2014 04:39 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2014 04:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood location help

Hello everybody!
Do any of you live in the Philadelphia area? or even SE Pennsylvania? Where is the place you get your wood from? right now I drive an hour and a half to get wood and the selection is limited.
I moved to the Philadelphia area 3 years ago and still haven’t found a good source for hardwood! I used to live up in central New York State (not far from Ithaca, and only a half hour from Cotton- Hanlon [now Coastal]) where I could get stuff on Fridays.
I been getting frustrated looking for supplies.

-- Kai SaerPren

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#1 posted 09-09-2014 04:42 PM

Have you tried Willard Brothers sawmill in Trenton NJ? It is less than an hour from Philly proper. Incredible selection of wood of most domestics and you can look in all the outside sheds as well. They tend to be a bit higher in price but the quality is excellent.

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#2 posted 09-09-2014 05:35 PM

Hearne Hardwoods is in Chester county, probably another hour and a half drive but it is probably one of the finest lumber dealers in the country, selection is definitely not limited!

There’s a place in Montgomery county, Spacht sawmill, would be much closer. I haven’t been there myself but have heard good things.

I have a good bit of cherry in 4×4s and 7/4 x random width. I’m going to sell some for $2/bdft if you have any interest. I’m in NE Philly.

Other options I’ve heard but have not tried, Philadelphia Furniture workshop, Philadelphia woodworks, those are both in the city. Also, seems like there are several small mills that advertise on Craigslist

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 06:44 PM

Lockman Hardwoods in Mullica Hill, NJ is a great place. That’s where I go and it is about half hour to 45 minutes from philly. Depending where you are that is. If you need the information on them let me know, great prices and they saw their own stuff too. Slabs, local lumber etc.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 09-09-2014 07:38 PM

Willard Bros.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#5 posted 09-09-2014 08:21 PM

+1 for Spacht sawmill. Dave has good prices on domestic hardwoods. He is open Monday to Thursday and Saturday morning. I should mention he does cash or checks only. There are Woodcraft stores in Downingtown and Allentown for supplies and hardware.

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