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10-09-2014 01:22 AM

I’m at a point in my life where I’m able to elevate my woodworking from garage tinkering to higher quality projects. Unfortunately, I still must work for a living and can’t devote as much time in the shop as I’d like, which leads to my question.

I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area. I’ve found the wood available at the “big box” stores I’ve been in is both limited and many times picked-over junk. I’m looking for everything from high quality plywood of different varieties, exotics, as well as dimensional lumber that’s at least reasonably straight. The stores I’ve found in the DFW area selling quality wood are all open only Monday through Friday. (Thus far, I’ve been unable to convince my wife it’s okay to take sick days off work to shop for wood). Rockler and Woodcraft don’t have everything I’m looking for.

Can anyone point me to wood dealers in the DFW area that are open on Saturdays?

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#1 posted 10-09-2014 02:59 AM

Hey, I’ll trade you… I live in Abilene, I end up shipping most of my wood in!! I have one store which has some decent stuff at times. And I avoid the big box stores like the plague for good wood.

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#2 posted 10-09-2014 11:15 AM

Woodworld on TI Boulevard in Richardson, right by LBJ and Central Expressway.

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#3 posted 10-09-2014 12:13 PM

Ive been using brazos forrest products in grand prarie they are the cheapest supplier ive found so far in dfw

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#4 posted 10-09-2014 12:16 PM

Aaahh, the ole sick day. I use brazos forest products in grand prarie, but I think they are only M-F. I have a friend who uses sweeney’s in Fort Worth. It might be worth calling and asking about delivery. I know sweeney’s delivers once you meet a 100 bf minimum or something.

I miss my Houston suppliers, they were awesome and open on Saturdays. If you ever have a chance or reason to go to Houston, Clark’s Hardwoods and Houston Hardwoods are open on Saturdays. I find myself driving all over Texas all the time for various reasons, so I often try to think ahead so I can grab wood while I am in Houston.

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#5 posted 10-09-2014 01:00 PM

Thanks for your help. I’ve got a couple places ill be trying this Saturday.

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#6 posted 10-09-2014 03:41 PM

I just picked a Dallas zip and put into Woodfinder with a 50 mile search, Mckinney hardwood was open on Saturday mornings back when I leved down that way, good people to deal with

Brazos Forest Products – Grand Prairie Grand Prairie TX (0 miles) Hardwood Lumber Company of Dallas, Inc Dallas TX (1 miles) Wood World of Texas LLC in Dallas, TX Dallas TX (2 miles) Sitco Lumber Company Desoto TX (10 miles) Rockler Woodworking and Hardware #28 Richardson TX (13 miles) Woodcraft – Fort Worth, TX Hurst TX (24 miles) Woodcraft – Dallas, TX Plano TX (27 miles) Sweeney Hardwoods Fort Worth TX (29 miles) Rockler Woodworking and Hardware #27 Arlington TX (29 miles) McKinney Hardwood Lumber McKinney TX (32 miles)

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#7 posted 10-10-2014 12:13 AM

I have purchased stock from McKinney and HIGHLY recommend Michael for both the quality of the stock he sells and his integrity. Wood World has some really pretty stock and a lot of exotics, but they may be a little pricey. Brazos has good stock and they let you search through pallets to find the stock that fits your needs. If I were to rank them and depending on my needs I would go: McKinney, Brazos and Wood World. YMMV

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#8 posted 10-10-2014 12:00 PM

Woods of Mission Sawmill in Sanger Texas. (Just north of Denton) is where I get my eastern red cedar and some oak. It is open on Saturdays.

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