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Forum topic by AkBob posted 12-02-2014 04:59 PM 983 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2014 04:59 PM

Anyone know of hardwood suppliers located in western Washington (state)? I recently moved here and am hoping to locate a good lumber yard source and avoid the retail stores. Any help from someone who has or does make purchases in the vicinity would be appreciated. If you feel more comfortable pm’ing me, I understand and would still be very grateful.

Thx

Alaska Bob


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#1 posted 12-02-2014 05:13 PM

Don’t know what part of Western Washington you’re in. I’m on the Olympic Peninsula and Edensaw in Port Townsend is my candy store. They’re retail but our lack of native hardwood makes finding a wholeseller problematic I think.

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 05:14 PM

Edensaw in Port Townsend seems to be the go-to place on the peninsula, and also for anyone trying to build a boat. For Seattle area, I go to Crosscut Hardwoods. Others may be able to help with south or north of that.

Other than that, I just stalk Craigslist.

As was said, we don’t really have much native hardwood here. Big Leaf Maple and Alder are about it. The rest seem to be softwoods.

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 05:30 PM

Thanks guys, I had suspected that my expectations were not in line with the area. I will check out both of the places you recommend. I believe the drive is a toss up for me as I am close to Mt Rainier.

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#4 posted 12-02-2014 06:03 PM

I believe there are a few yards in Tacoma area that would probably be closer to you. Don’t know them off hand though, since I live and work in Seattle. And Seattle would definitely be closer to you than Port Townsend is.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#5 posted 12-02-2014 06:16 PM

You might try this site

http://www.woodfinder.com/

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#6 posted 12-02-2014 06:23 PM

are you near Ana Cortes?

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#7 posted 12-02-2014 06:30 PM

Nope, I am the exact opposite direction from Seattle. But driving long distances doesn’t bother me, coming from Alaska. Still getting used to the aggressive driver thing here though.

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#8 posted 12-02-2014 06:37 PM

Aggressive drivers in Seattle? Hope you don’t ever have to drive in the North East corridor (DC to Boston) if you think it’s bad here. It’s a competitive sport over there.

Either way, welcome to the area. Winters should be milder here, depending on where in Alaska you were. This week has been an anomaly.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#9 posted 12-02-2014 07:17 PM

Welcome! I used to live near Puyallup, now I’m in Hoodsport, I hope these help.

Sumner Woodworkers Store in Sumner, WA I have used them, be sure to ask them about local sawmills.
Of course there is Rockler in Tuckwila
Crosscut Hardwoods in Seattle
Architecural Woods in Tacoma – a lot of cabinet makers and contractors use them, may be wholesale only
Northwest Hardwoods never used them?
McKillican American in Auburn – another pro place- cabinetmakers etc, check whether they sell retail.
Hardwood Supply in Redmond – never used them although I have heard good things.
JKW Lumber – never used them
Cascade Hardwood – never used them.
Intermountain Wood Products – never used them.
Hardel Builders Center – in Olympia – I bought some nice 8/4 Alder there. Somewhat limited stock

Have fun!

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#10 posted 12-02-2014 07:25 PM

There is also a Crosscut in Portland (I use them in Eugene for almost everything). If you want to go south instead of north you could consider that.

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#11 posted 12-02-2014 09:02 PM

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#12 posted 12-02-2014 09:24 PM

Great list Dez, Thanks!

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#13 posted 12-03-2014 05:40 AM

This is the wrong end of the state for you, but Targa Hardwoods in Bellingham is a great source for all kinds of hardwoods, both domestic and exotic. The also go by the name, “Hardwoods to Get.” They have a website.

Also, Windsor Plywood carries a lot of hardwoods, but as they are a Canadian corp, I don’t know whether they have any stores south of Bellingham.

Oh, if you do come to Bellingham, you could combine it with a trip to Grizzly’s corporate HQ and showroom.

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#14 posted 12-03-2014 04:15 PM

Thanks runswithscissors, just the type of place I am looking for and it looks like they ship. Might have to take a trip up there and check them out.

Sorry, but I am persona non grata at Grizzly/ShopFox. Self imposed of course :)

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#15 posted 12-03-2014 04:39 PM

In Seattle also Compton lumber. Crosscut and Compton are fairly close together. I hit both when I’m in Seattle.

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