Sourcing kiln dried SYP or Cedar in Houston area...

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Forum topic by dbhost posted 08-03-2009 11:29 PM 1644 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-03-2009 11:29 PM

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For starters. Mods, if this is in the wrong place, please let me know… I’m a little thick that way…

Now on to the subject… Where on earth do I get kiln dried select SYP or Cedar in / around Houston Texas? Specifically standard dimensional 2×4 and 4×4 lumber…

I am changing my workbench design halfway through and discarding the hurricane Ike fence posts in favor of either kiln dried SYP or kiln dried Cedar.

Long story short, I have some Hurricane Ike blow down fence posts, that appear to be cedar, but I am finding a LOT of metal in them. And the clear stuff that I cut and machined to size has since twisted on me and is trying to make a pretzel of itself before i can assemble it all…

I don’t need much, the workbench is a modified version of the Fine Woodworking Getting Started in Woodworking bench. (modifications in the top, and lower shelf). I need the new material for the frame, and edge banding the MDF top.

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 02:39 AM

Call Calan Morgan @ 713-683-0991 7770 Blankenship Houston TX. 77055


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#2 posted 09-12-2009 07:01 AM

You might also ask for Arkansas Pine…I can’t tell the difference between that and syp.


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#3 posted 09-12-2009 07:09 AM

A bit late to the party. I opted for easier to get cedar and just mill it to size… No biggie. Smells better too!

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