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Konomigon

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1785 days ago

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Are there any ‘jocks in south western PA? I’m wondering where I can find some wood other than Lowes and the Depot. I’m looking for some 5/4 red oak and I would prefer not to order it online. I checked Carter Lumber and 84 Lumber too. Heck, with “Lumber” in the name you would think that they would have more than just 2×4 type stuff.

-- Kris


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1785 days ago

Kris, One source that might be helpful is Woodfinder.com. Another source is Craigslist. Here is a listing for oak and other hardwoods that was posted today in Pittsburgh. Anything is better than Lowe’s and HD or any of the other lumber yards that may have pine, oak or maple. At Lowe’s and HD you will pay nearly $6.00 a board foot for lumber. You can do better by looking elsewhere.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Konomigon

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#2 posted 1785 days ago

Thanks for the quick reply! I never even thought of Craigslist! Thanks again!

-- Kris

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#3 posted 1785 days ago

there should be an endless supply of affordable, quality hardwood in that part of the country. This is even more true if you have a jointer and planer, or another way to mill it from rough sawn stock. PA is notorious for lots of good cherry, maple and walnut.

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#4 posted 1785 days ago

If I only had your problem, you live in the mecca of hardwood country. CHERRY, WALNUT, ECT,ECT, even a blind squirrel could scratch sniff and find. Sorry I can’t feel your pain…Blkcherry

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#5 posted 1784 days ago

Have you tried these guys?

http://yellowpages.observer-reporter.com/d+e+hardwood+lumber+inc.9.16483295p.home.html

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 1784 days ago

I have found local sawyers by looking up my department of natural resources website. They have a list of sawyers broken down by county.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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