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post #1 of 13 Old 03-01-2012, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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Where do I buy lumber?

Anyone know who stocks lumber locally besides lowes/HD/Osh so I can pick through their boards? Primarally cedar, but also cherry, walnut, etc for future projects. I'm tired of using oak lol. Anywhere around vacaville or fairfield, ca. The closer the better. I know rockler and woodcraft do but there an hour away, and I don't go that way often. When I do the wife is with and gets impatient.
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No where in your post (unless I am blind) to you list where "locally" is located. Typically Lowes and Home Depot do not carry much variety and what they do carry is expensive. Rockler and Woodcrafters carry a nice assortment but it is VERY expensive.

The normal advise you will get on here will be to check "materials" on Craigslist. There is also woodfinder.com, but that is very hit and miss. Works in some locations but not in others.

Then there is always "mail order." I use walllumber.com.

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No where in your post (unless I am blind) to you list where "locally" is located. Typically Lowes and Home Depot do not carry much variety and what they do carry is expensive. Rockler and Woodcrafters carry a nice assortment but it is VERY expensive.

The normal advise you will get on here will be to check "materials" on Craigslist. There is also woodfinder.com, but that is very hit and miss. Works in some locations but not in others.

Then there is always "mail order." I use walllumber.com.

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+1 where you located? Craigslist works ok as long as you can go see the wood. Look up local sawmills in your area.

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Dominic, you missed his location in his post.

[I'm tired of using oak lol. Anywhere around vacaville or Fairfield ca.]
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Dominic, you missed his location in his post.

[I'm tired of using oak lol. Anywhere around vacaville or Fairfield ca.]
Thanks eagle. I guess I'm just tired. Baahaahaaaa

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Sawmill if at all possible. The Homedepot, Lowes typically carry 'hobby wood' which is nice but already planed down to some nominal thickness. Even Menards here in the midwest sells 'rough sawn red oak' but it is already planed down to 3/4" which doesn't leave any more room for further milling. Seek out a sawmill within reasonable driving distance.
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Thanks, I've thought about mail order but would rather pick my own if possible. Ill look around for any mills, but doubt theres any nearby. Looks like ill start ordering it. Thanks for those websites
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I think you would have better luck to google your question. I found a place called Hardwood Resource at 988 Howe Rd. in Martinez. I don't know your area so I don't know how far that is from you. Another thing you might try is to go to one of the box stores and ask if you could special order the wood you want. They are buying oak from a hardwood wholesale supplier so they could get you anything if they were willing. They may only buy every couple of months so you might have to wait.
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Location, location....

Where You at? Can't help without that info... bill
Oh, nevermind Ca. I see it now.

Try this: http://www.woodfinder.com/

I've bought from these guys, not a fancy site, but a good source:
https://www.gilmerwood.com/

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Its 33 miles,37 minutes to Sacramento from Vacaville.Aura's hardwoods off hiway 50 has it all.

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Cool thanks. I've already looked at woodfinder.com and found a couple places about half an hour away. And I like george's link wallumber. They have the red cedar right now on sale. 20 bd ft shipped for $75, various sizes. Or 100 bd ft picked up for $150. It's almost perfect but I'm not close to them lol.
Thanks again for all of the good spots! I'm starting to feel more like a true woodworker every day.
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No where in your post (unless I am blind) to you list where "locally" is located. Typically Lowes and Home Depot do not carry much variety and what they do carry is expensive. Rockler and Woodcrafters carry a nice assortment but it is VERY expensive.

The normal advise you will get on here will be to check "materials" on Craigslist. There is also woodfinder.com, but that is very hit and miss. Works in some locations but not in others.

Then there is always "mail order." I use walllumber.com.

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Good to see a Florida resident still hooked on NC.

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Hi, I'm in Vacaville. I go to Sacramento for all my wood. Aura & Hughs hardwoods. There's a pretty good one in Berkely if you want to go that direction.
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