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Dchip

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08-14-2009 04:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hardwood

Does anyone in the Tri-State area have a cheap, reliable hardwood supplier they would like to recommend? I’ve been doing some searching and have even visited a couple of places only to find poor wood selection and high prices. I live in Queens and have a car, so anywhere in Western Long Island, Southern NY, Southern and Central CT, and Northern NJ, as well as NYC itself would be doable. I should also mention that I would need the wood planed to thickness and jointed on one edge (no planer or jointer, only table saw). I realize a good selection for cheap under these circumstances is a tall order, but I though someone out there might have their secret little place to share. Also, I know there are online options, but large deliveries of wood into the city can be a real pain, so I would like to avoid this. All input is appreciated. Thanks.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com


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tubesock25

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#1 posted 08-19-2009 04:24 PM

For an online supplier, I would recommend Bell Forest Products (www.bellforestproducts.com). They have great wood at reasonable prices (IMO.) I also know that they can set up deliveries to nearby truck freight docks so you can drive there and pick up the lumber. Give them a call.

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Dchip

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#2 posted 08-19-2009 07:36 PM

Thanks tube. I actually just came across this supplier through a wood whisperer podcast and am planning my first order to test it out. Can you elaborate a bit more on this truck freight docks service, as I get my deliveries through a PO Box so I’m not certain of my delivery options.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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CharleyL

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 05:03 AM

Check into Condon Lumber Co. in White Plains. They have a huge selection of lumber from all over the world.
I wish I still lived near them.

CharleyL

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Dchip

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 03:11 PM

Thanks Charley. I just checked out their website and it looks great (no prices though). I’m gonna give them a call and go check it out. Thanks again.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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tubesock25

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#5 posted 08-24-2009 07:33 PM

Hey Dan. For larger shipments of lumber (over 50 board feet), truck freight is generally the cheapest delivery option. There are countless truck companies that have freight docks all over the world. They will set up a delivery to the location closest to you. The freight company will give you a call when the shipment is ready and you can pick it up from their loading dock at your convenience. It works great. I have done it several times in the past.

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REME

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#6 posted 08-24-2009 07:53 PM

I agree with charlie , I live in westchester ny and use condon , also for an online deal check out http://www.downesandreader.com they have good prices and they ship fedex free, good deal.

-- - Mike

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hardwoodflooring

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#7 posted 08-24-2009 10:45 PM

Check on Ballie Lumber. I worked for them in the past. or you can go to palmetto hardwood and ask for Shannon. He will give you some great deals on good quality lumber.

-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com

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Dchip

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#8 posted 08-28-2009 10:13 PM

Thanks Everyone, I now have a number of options and I plan on exploring everyone of them in the near future.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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