24 in wide old growth hard maple. 15 in wide curly cherry.wide curly red oak

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Forum topic by pvwoodcrafts posted 08-29-2009 02:32 AM 4640 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2009 02:32 AM

Hey all, My wife and I have a small woodshop that we scratch a living out of. I’ve been making custom furniture and cabinets for 17 years now. There was a time that I didn’t have any lumber or could find what I wanted when I wanted it. 17 years later I have my own kiln and more lumber than I have room for. If any of you’all ever make it to Garrett Co. MD and would be interested in purchasing some I invite you to stop in.While I have a lot of standard domestic stock the figured is what I have a passion for and collected the most of. I will give you a sample of some of what I have here I harvested 2 huge old growth sugar maples. Approx 800 bd ft each 4/4. Lots of wide stock. Some with heavy blister, some with sporadic blistering. I have approx 7,000 bd ft curly cherry all 4/4. Some just curly some tongue waggen exceptional. Unfortunately lots of 6 in wide. However I do have approx 400 bd ft of wide , 10 to 15 in dry right now,and approx 600 bd ft 6 in wide KD. The rest is on stick in the yard. Some has been air drying for 7 years now I have approx 2000 bd ft 4/4 curly red oak dry. widths to 15 inches I have most of a set of wide hard fiddle back maple. Approx 300 bd 10 or 12 pcs.15 to 17 in wide 4/4. The luthiers have been working on it but still have a good bit left. I got my grubby little mitts on some old stock honduras mahogany. Been in storage since the 70’s. Not a lot interested in selling it off but will let some of it go. The biggest plank I have right now is 12/4×14 x 9. Nice piece of wood and near as I can tell perfect. Also got some old teak in that deal. some 12/4 6’ long . few 8/4×12 x 8’ and a 8/4×8 x 13’. Been told its burmese teak . Well thats a few things I have stashed away. I’m not much interested in shipping, but always glad for woodworkers to stop by.

-- mike & judy western md. www.

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#1 posted 08-29-2009 03:33 PM

Drool, live to far away, drool!!! Good luck on selling, lucky LJ in MD….Blkcherry

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#2 posted 08-29-2009 07:48 PM

Thanks Blackcherry. Its nice to have too much wood instead of not enough even though I have to stack it on top each other. Means moving lots of lumber around though.

-- mike & judy western md. www.

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#3 posted 08-30-2009 02:56 AM

Here’s a couple nice wide , 14 – 15 in curly cherry boards that went into the kiln couple months ago. There out and dry now and available. These photos were taken while they were still rough and dry. Imagine what they will look like finished

curly cherry

-- mike & judy western md. www.

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 03:28 AM

I am looking for some quarter sawn old growth maple to make a three piece guitar neck out of. Any chance you have anything?

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 03:43 AM

drewel factor

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 04:06 AM

Where is Garrett, MO? I live in Kansas City. How far is it to Garrett?

What are you charging for the cherry?


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#7 posted 12-08-2011 04:35 AM


You misread. He’s in Maryland. Over 900 miles from KC MO.


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#8 posted 12-08-2011 05:41 AM

Wow, that is some outstanding curly cherry! I was in MD a couple of months ago, but flying commercially, and only there for a long weekend visiting family.

Sounds like you have a gold mine. Too bad I’m in Colorado. Good luck selling some of it off!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 06:46 AM

Hey there Mike,sounds like You have an impressive collection of ready to use wood stashed away ! I am in the Baltimore area and actually I am looking for some dark walnut for a project I have on the back burner,but I could probably be talked into a different species. I do have a local lumber supplier 5 minutes from the house who offers domestic/exotic stock but at some what of a premium ! I guess like any thing else ” if the price is right” I could consider the opportunity to take in Garrett Co. for a day. Do You happen to have any walnut laying around ? If You would like feel free to PM me. Thanks for Your time….........Fellow Marylander…....Rob

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 03:54 PM

Hey all, since posting this our supplier has gone under and I no longer am in the lumber business , however I have been known to help out fellow woodworkers if I can. mike

-- mike & judy western md. www.

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