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Forum topic by BinghamtonEd posted 05-06-2015 05:18 PM 719 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BinghamtonEd

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05-06-2015 05:18 PM

Looking to buy approximately 150 board feet of dried maple near the Binghamton, NY region. Looking for 4/4, can be rough, or surfaced. I can transport, and can travel up to an hour or so to get it. Wife wants new kitchen cabinets. Does anybody have any they’d like to part with?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.


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#1 posted 05-06-2015 11:49 PM

I don’t know if you’ve heard of Thruway Hardwood/Syracuse Forest Products in Syracuse. I don’t know their prices, but you could call and ask. We get our plywood from them and they deliver up here North of Watertown, so they may deliver down there too, although I only see pickup times listed at the bottom of the website and nothing about delivery. They do sell maple too.

http://www.syrforestproducts.com/Products.aspx

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 05-07-2015 12:42 PM

I’ll have to give them a call. I’ll probably be heading up to Syracuse to visit my parents soon, but unfortunately with the wife/kids in tow, won’t be able to bring my truck.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#3 posted 05-07-2015 10:13 PM

I’m guessing this would be a little too far for you, but we get our maple and cherry lumber from Harden Furniture. They mill their own lumber for their furniture and have good prices, but they are all they way up on the North side of Oneida lake, just West of Rome. Closer than Syracuse for me, but not for you. We go and pick up our wood, but I believe they do deliver. I don’t know their range or what the minimum order would be.
http://www.hardenlumber.com/default.aspx

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#4 posted 05-08-2015 12:35 AM

Hey, Ed, try woodfinder.com. They list a couple places within an hour of Binghamton. HTH

-- Art

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#5 posted 05-11-2015 04:07 PM

Problem solved! Found a older retired gentleman about 10 minutes from my work that mills his own (was milling some hemlock when I showed up). Bought 175-200 board feet of soft maple for $150. It had been air-dried in his barn for years and the stuff on the outside of the stack measured 11% and the stuff in the very center was 14%. He thought my HF moisture meter was a pretty handy thing and was asking about it. After we loaded up the soft maple, he says “Here I’ll just give you this, too, not enough to sell, but you can have it.” and he tossed on 30-40 board feet of maple with some spalting, nothing spectacular and there were a couple knots, but free is a good price point for me. He asked me to measure the moisture in the hemlock he was milling, just for fun, and I told him to take the moisture meter as a trade for the free maple.

The soft maple is the longer stuff, most board are in the 8-10” wide range, they’re stacked 6 high in the picture (not including the free shorter 6’ boards on top).

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#6 posted 05-11-2015 04:48 PM

Great news BinghamtonEd!

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