|Forum topic by Tyr||posted 11-09-2014 04:30 PM||858 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-09-2014 04:30 PM
Me and my wife just relocated to Paris France, we are in the 19th arrondissements currently but we will soon be moving out just east of the city. I am wondering where I can purchase some lumber? I am looking to make a spring pool lathe and maybe a shave horse. I just need some 2×4’s/2×6’s…etc, I am not really even too concerned over what kind of wood it is. I am having trouble locating anything like a Home Depot or Lowes. I went into a Bricorama to get some basic tools but i didn’t see any wood to buy. Admittedly I am sure that the fact that I am still learning french and have a difficult time communicating with any one who doesn’t speak english is the main reason that I am having trouble locating lumber.
Additionally, if anyone has any information on a place to purchase some nice wood (even maybe some burls) for some projects like bowls, cutting boards..etc. It would be greatly appreciated.
Lastly, In all the parks around the city… Does anyone know if there are any restrictions on taking wood from the parks? I obviously wouldn’t take down a live tree but are there any restrictions on taking naturally fallen wood or any trees that have been felled by park staff? I just want to check.
Thanks in advance for any assistance, I realize the questions are a little random. I am just trying to get my bearings in a new country.