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Forum topic by menzies posted 07-29-2009 03:12 PM 2289 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2009 03:12 PM

Hi there. I am looking for some applewood for an instrument making project. The minimum dry dimensions that I need are 1” x 5” x 36” or two pieces that are 1” x 5” x 18”. Let me know if you have any sources or better yet have some to sell. Thanks so much!

Jeff Menzies


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#1 posted 07-29-2009 03:18 PM

where are you at?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 07-29-2009 03:21 PM

I am in Ontario. I would pay for shipping.




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#3 posted 07-29-2009 04:21 PM

Just a thought. I know for a fact that they grow apples in Ontario. I’m not that far from there. Have you tried going to an orchard. They’ve always got downed or damaged trees. They’re perpetually culling the trees and pruning them. I’ll bet you can find some 5” branches. You might even be able to cut some quartersawn stuff which is probably what you’d like if it’s a musical instrument? It’s not dry though.

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#4 posted 07-29-2009 04:25 PM

I’ve purchased Apple from a guy named Mike a.k.a. “Walnuts” who sells lumber on He can also be reach from his Ebay store, Woodcrafters Guild .Try sending him a question about the availability of his Apple Lumber w/ your dimensions. He’s a stand up guy to do business with.

-- Scott, Colorado

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#5 posted 07-29-2009 08:54 PM

Thanks so much for the input so far! I phoned several orchards and they quickly said NO. I should get in good with an orchard for future wood. I really need it good and dry as well but I should start drying some.

I just contacted Mike at Woodcrafters Guild. Thanks folks!

Jeff Menzies


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#6 posted 07-29-2009 09:47 PM

I did a google search and found this guys in Oxford, PA. I’ve never bought from them. I hope this helps.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#7 posted 07-29-2009 09:50 PM

Hhaha thanks, I checked with them. Sure appreciate it.



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#8 posted 07-30-2009 01:06 AM

I was buying apple wood from a place in Michigan but I was using it in my smoker. Apple leaves a very sweet taste to smoked food. Not overwhelming like some woods.

-- David,

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#9 posted 03-31-2012 09:56 PM

We just harvested 22 mature trees and have cut 2 in order to determine the yield. We are cutting 5/4 and 9/4 and have been getting about 30 bd ft / tree with 10” to 12” width. Next week we will mill the remaining 20 logs.

If anyone wants any special cuts they need to let us know. or

For the 4/4 we will be air drying for about 8 months and then putting in the kiln. For the 9/4 we will need to air dry about 12 months and then send to the kiln. This means you will be waiting a year for the wood, but there’s nothing we can do to speed the process. We haven’t set a price yet, but will go with whatever is the current market price.

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