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I am new to this site (just posted my "intro"), so I don't know if this is the right spot for this particular question.

Where do you find a supplier of green wood? None of the lumber yards that I've contacted within 1,000 miles of me carry wood that hasn't gone through the kiln. And living in So Cal, any mills that I have found on google anywhere in the western states seem to only mill pine.

I am looking for green ash or oak for the ribs of a canoe project that I want to start, but until I find a supplier that (at this point) can send me what I need at a reasonable price, I won't be getting past the planning stages.

Does anyone have experience ordering green wood for projects?

Thanks in advance,

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A quick Google search and I found this. I am sure there is more.

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http://www.mcgeelumber.com/rough-green-oak.htm
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If you are going to use oak for a canoe be sure to use white oak instead of red oak. If water gets to the wood anyplace it will turn black.
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I'm in WV. I have some ash that was cut last spring. I also have a large ash that i need to cut down. Is this to far away?
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I'm in WV. I have some ash that was cut last spring. I also have a large ash that i need to cut down. Is this to far away?
WV is West Virginia right? He's In Cali... I would assume that would be too far?
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I don't care about distance if the price is right for shipping (and I won't know what that is until I hear a quote). Everything I have been finding is on the east coast which means that I'm going to have to accept a higher cost for this project than I originally anticipated. I just want to find a supplier that will make it as cost effective as possible for me to justify it.

Thanks for the link to mcgeelumber.com. I'll look into them to see if it would be cost effective to purchase their green white oak.
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