Where do I find wood in south western PA?

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Forum topic by Konomigon posted 08-21-2009 10:49 PM 1314 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2009 10:49 PM

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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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#1 posted 08-21-2009 11:08 PM

Kris, One source that might be helpful is 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.

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 11:10 PM

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

-- Kris

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 11:38 PM

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 08-21-2009 11:58 PM

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 08-22-2009 12:19 AM

Have you tried these guys?

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#6 posted 08-22-2009 04:31 PM

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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