I have some local lumber suppliers that arenít on the map, but Iím not sure what the standards are for being listed.
One supplies mostly domestic hardwoods, but the hardwood suppliers on the map, that Iíve visited, have lots of exotics as well.
The other is a local mill. All the wood is regional and you never know whatís going to be available at any point in time, but it is by far the least expensive way for me to buy lumber. I usually buy 250-300 board feet at a time, date it, and store it for future use. There is no showroom or anything, just a big storage shed you drive into. Sometimes the wood is graded, other times not, but the price reflects it.
Do you share these places with others, only to be disappointed when they drive there to find the perfect board, and find out thatís not what the particular supplier does? I would think there would have to be some standard or qualifications to be listed.
In woodworking there is always more then one way to accomplish something.