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04-28-2015 01:18 PM

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I’m desperately trying to find a hardwood dealer in the Canton, Ohio area. Does anyone know of a good one? I’ve heard there are a few around but nobody could recall their names or locations. My future child thanks you for your replies! He’s due in August and I should have started on his crib weeks ago.

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#1 posted 04-28-2015 01:34 PM

Look over in Hartville, Oh. They seem to have a lot of stuff for woodworkers.

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#2 posted 04-29-2015 10:32 AM

I get all my hard wood at Gross Lumber they are good folks to deal with U usually get it in 100bf lots to make it easier for everyone. they are lumber buyers, saw mill and they do their own kiln drying also. talk with Rick or Eli

8848 Ely Road, Apple Creek, Ohio 44606 330-683 2055

they would be easy for you to get to just head west on Rt 30 to Orrville and they are just south of the Wayne County speedway. it’s like 10 miles from my place

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#3 posted 04-29-2015 10:45 AM

Thanks guys, I will check out Gross today. Does anybody have any experience with Keim Lumber? It looks like a pretty big operation which makes me nervous. Big operations sometimes mean bigger prices.

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#4 posted 04-29-2015 10:53 AM

Keim Lumber is quite a trip you name it and they have it it is a trip you need to take at least one time you can even eat lunch there then stop about a mile or so north of Charm at a little amish bakery for some of the best fried pies you will ever eat. guess you can tell I have been there a lot they have building products and tools and equipment galore. one thing if you choose to go down there and use a GPS make sure you put the address in but instead if Charm put Millersburg in otherwise you will not get there

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#5 posted 04-29-2015 10:55 AM

Keim is more of a retail operation where Gross is a mill it’s all rough cut I have never seen and s4s lumber but that doesn’t say they can’t do it

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#6 posted 04-29-2015 11:09 AM

I will call Gross later today but I just found their website, and it suggests they only make shipping pallets. It is a hardwood mill, too, right? It’s about 45 minutes from me so I don’t want to waste a trip! I appreciate a well made pallet as much as the next guy…but I can find them closer!

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#7 posted 04-29-2015 11:22 AM

yes they are in the pallet business but they also deal in hard wood have gotten red oak, maple, walnut, poplar so i think they can help you they arn’t in the retail lumbar selling that is why I always try to get my material in 100 bf lots it’s easier on them and cheaper on my wallet.you will find their prices are good let me know if I can help as it looks like we arn’t to far apart.

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#8 posted 04-29-2015 11:30 AM

I have used Haessly Lumber https://plus.google.com/103533141379206159240/about?gl=us&hl=en in Marrietta Ohio. You can buy 1 board or a truck load – same price
Huge place right on Ohio 7 just north of Marrietta
btw – what kind of wood are you looking for ? I might be able to help you out, I’m only a few miles away in Malvern

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#9 posted 04-30-2015 10:08 AM

Dick, I need some good clean hard maple. I haven’t drawn up my plans for the crib yet so I don’t have a BF number. I’m hoping to do that this coming week. I live in Louisville and a co worker says there is a hardwood dealer somewhere in this small town, but I can’t find it and she can’t remember the name!

You go all the way to Marietta? I thought Charm and Amish country was too far! I got spoiled at my last house. The dealer was 10 min away!

I will work out my numbers and see precisely how much I need. I’m pretty sure it won’t be 100BF…but it’s good to know that Gross does sell large batches. That will come in handy in the future.

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#10 posted 04-30-2015 10:22 AM

I highly recommend Keim. They have excellent lumber of all kinds, including exotics. They’ll rough cut, bundle and load. It’s an excellent hardware store and very helpful service.

I go there frequently to get wenge, purple heart, bubinga, hard maple, birdseye and lots of others for many of my cutting boards and other projects.

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#11 posted 04-30-2015 06:44 PM

I’ve got Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Red & White Oak, Butternut, Aromatic Cedar and a couple other species I can’t identify. I don’t have enough Maple to even start a crib project but Walnut is plentyfull.
We sometimes camp at Leith Run on Rt.7 north of Marrietta and Haessly lumber cut and dried a Butternut log for me, yes, I’ll drive to Marrietta. I go to Keim Lumber to look at the blatant extravagance then go across the street for lunch. Too bad the little restaurant closed now we have to go back toward Guggisburg cheese to the one on the right, up on the hill.
btw – if you like cheese, you can save sometime $2.00 a pound at their store over the local grocery store + 10% if you buy a block.

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#12 posted 05-08-2015 10:55 AM

I stopped in at Hartville Hardware the other day. Holy cow they have a ton of woodworking stuff! The city I lived in before I moved up here had one dinky little Tools Plus that only sold crap, when I walked in a saw a half dozen different cabinet saws on display I almost fainted!

They do have some hardwood selection available in the basement. Not a ton, but all the standard fare: maple, cherry, red oak, poplar, etc. They also have some exotics like Mahogany and Purpleheart, but not in very large quantities. Still, it’s much more convenient than having to drive all the way down to Charm. Hartville also had an impressive collection of plywood – again all the standard stuff, red oak, maple, MDO, etc in all the different thicknesses. Their prices were pretty high, but the quality of the stuff also seemed very high – and all the 3/4 red oak I flipped through was two sided! I was very impressed with that place, and as it is only 20 min I will definitely be there again. I will also stop in at Keim the next time I get down that way.

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