|Forum topic by Dan'um Style||posted 08-14-2007 04:43 AM||2463 views||2 times favorited||16 replies|
08-14-2007 04:43 AM
Want to share a good source for exotic hardwoods. ... ebay seller link...
I’ve bought several boards from this seller and the prices can be very good. Don’t expect too much and you will not be disappointed.
Overall been happy with my purchases. Look for the best deals, do not overbid and you won’t go wrong.
Zebrawood, Afromosa, Cumaru, Wenge, Yellowheart, Imbuia, Bubinga, Sapele, Andrioba and Spanish Cedar are some of the auctions I’ve won. None were over $5 a board foot (shipping included).
Seller describes the boards loosely, so read carefully, ie, some may be cracked , warped etc. But if you can work around the defects, then they be diamonds in the rough. ... Guess it mostly common grade etc, but like I said, I’ve been happy with my buys.
About 6 months ago, I won one of his auctions … 5/4×120 inch x 13 inch wide rough sawn yellowheart board (only $11 plus $30 postage). He said it had a few cracks. Yes it did, small ones and mostly checks. As far as I’m concerned it was all usable for the price, ... enough to make a coffee table top and three end table tops so far. What is cool about the board, is after I planed it was the figure, swirly and wavey, some spots with a little 3d curl (will post photos soon of the Yellowheart and Wenge tables I’m making for my oldest daughter).
With the 8/4×60 x 9 hunk of Wenge , ($14.50 won it) I was able to make 12 table legs. He described it as cracked and yes it did have some heavy checks, But I worked around the flaws and was a very happy buyer.
Also bought several 1/2 thick qtr sawn Wenge boards, that I’ve used for the table stretchers etc. Real cheap too.
He also is selling larger quanities in bundles etc.
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