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a1Jim

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11-12-2014 09:53 PM

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Hi Friends

I have a prospective client that would like a small table made from almond wood. I’ve done quite a bit of calling around and searching on line trying to find a source for almond wood (from almond trees) but have come up empty. Does any one know anyone that sells and ships almond wood,I won’t need a large quantity given that the table will not be large.I’m guessing I’ll need about 10-15bft of 4 quarter and 3-4 BFT of 6 quarter material. I would sure appreciate any leads I can get.
Thanks
Jim

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#1 posted 11-12-2014 10:01 PM

Just one lead Jim. You can google it and see what you get. Apparently there is a lot of it in California.

http://www.thorn-creek.com/almondwood.html

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-12-2014 10:07 PM

Thanks Mike
I tried googling it and found the same source,their all out. I appreciate your help.

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#3 posted 11-12-2014 10:20 PM

Found some. I could imagine a oyster-cut table top from these dudes.
http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/search/sss?sort=rel&query=almond+wood+&sort=rel

They probably sell you any length. Looks like width is limited. Trunks are short and small.

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#4 posted 11-12-2014 10:27 PM

Thanks Dan
All I see are ads for almond fire wood ?

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#5 posted 11-12-2014 10:41 PM

Jim; I have found this to be very helpful in finding wood.

http://www.woodfinder.com/

Don

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#6 posted 11-12-2014 10:45 PM

Thanks Don
I recommend that site all the time but had no luck with it this time.

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#7 posted 11-12-2014 10:50 PM



Thanks Dan
All I see are ads for almond fire wood ?

- a1Jim


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Guess I used my imagination too much. Having too much fun again.

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#8 posted 11-12-2014 10:57 PM

Dan
I’m not discounting your suggestion ,if I lived closer I guess I could have some cut and mill it to what I need.

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#9 posted 11-12-2014 11:08 PM

Check with Ira. I believe that he has some.

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#10 posted 11-12-2014 11:16 PM

I have never seen real almond wood furniture or lumber and I have lived in 8 states. It must be be rare. I found a Almond flooring link here. “Almond lumber”
http://www.searchcraigslist.org/

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#11 posted 11-12-2014 11:18 PM

Thanks Karson
I will check with him. It looks like he commented on(Serendipity’s post) who wanted to make a table the same size as the person who contacted me. This kind of makes me wonder if the person who contacted me just want’s a source for the wood ?

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 11-12-2014 11:29 PM

Jim; I have used hickory that looks like Almond wood, maybe he would be willing to go with hickory.
Don

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#13 posted 11-13-2014 12:22 AM

Thanks again Don
Not a bad Idea if it will work for the perspective client .

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 11-13-2014 03:45 AM

Jim, Be sure to post it? I haven’t seen any almond wood furniture.

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#15 posted 11-13-2014 04:00 AM

If I find it I’ll let you know Tom

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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