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Buying kiln dried lumber?

I see a lot of places online to buy lumber finished on 4 sides. I don't have a jointer or planer so I need to buy finished lumber. I want 3/4" walnut, cherry, and maple to name a few. Where do you buy your lumber?

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You at least need to get a jointer. Having the edges dressed by the lumber company isn't the same. It might be smooth but it won't be straight enough to glue together into panels. I normally buy lumber surfaces on two sides and get it in random widths and lengths.
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I see a lot of places online to buy lumber finished on 4 sides. I don't have a jointer or planer so I need to buy finished lumber. I want 3/4" walnut, cherry, and maple to name a few. Where do you buy your lumber?

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Don, living in Murfreesboro and with Nashville nearby you should have several choices of places to buy AND get to see what your purchasing. IF your a legal business that # would be enormous being able to buy in bulk or wholesale. IF just buying as a hobbyist most cabinet shops will help you out. Wilsonart and other cabinetshop suppliers MIGHT sell to you as a hobbyist.

As steve mentioned, a jointer and a tablesaw are very equal in working value in a glue up shop.

Let us know what you find to help others here also.

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Thanks guys for the great advice. When I lived in Woodbury "A country town" I had a jointer and planer along with all the other stuuuuff. But then we moved to town with no room for a workshop so a year ago we moved again "still in town" but I have room for a small shop and it's filling up fast. I have been thinking about a jointer and planer but the only place I have to store lumber is in a 14' X 20' storage building in the back yard. It's only a year old so it's dry water wise but I am thing about the humitidy and living in middle Tennessee Tim knows how that is.

Don

PS- Tim you have a great website and wood that is awsome. In the nature part of you site I saw what I believe is Center Hill Dam. I am 72 years old and don't go there much now but 50 years ago you could say I almost lived on that lake. I remember that during the week if you saw 2 or 3 boats go up or down the lake you were lucky. Now you can walk across the lake on boats.
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LOL....THAT is so true!!! 15 yrs ago I used to do a lot of photography on the lake.... too many boats for me now!! I'm actually located between Lancaster and Gordonsville just by the hwy.

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