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post #1 of 17 Old 01-28-2011, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings from Westchester NY

Hello everyone,

Very excited to have discovered this forum. Recently moved from NYC apartment living to a house with garage that I can take over as a workshop part time for a rediscovery of woodworking.

Having a hard time finding a local hardwood dealer and found this forum during my search online. Still have not found a source for wood yet and would appreciate any suggestions.

Thank you
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Welcome...Don't know much about WW in the city. Lived most of my life in the sticks. There are folks here that will be able to help.

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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

I don't know any lumber/wood sellers up there.
Try searching the forestry section here.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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Welcome to the forum, and welcome to Westchester. I just got home a couple of hours ago from Condon lumber in White Plains. They have a very nice selection.
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welcome.
+1 for ML Condon.
a distant second is Rosenzweig in the bronx.
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Greetings for Rochester, NY

Welcome to the forum. I'm not close enough to Westchester to be able to suggest nearby suppliers, but did want to say hey to another NYer.
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Welcome to the forum I'm sure you will enjoy it!
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Thank you for the warm welcome and I will be sure to check out Cordon.

Just discovered an under the slab water pipe leak yesterday with my house. Been dealing with no fun breaking the concrete work. Can't wait to check out Cordon.

Thanks again.
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Welcome from Houston, Tx. area

I worked in White Plains for about 7 years or so, I'm originally a Brooklyn boy. Was not a woodworker back then but in a populated area like that I'm sure there are several really good places to go. After all, Westchester County is/was one of the wealthiest counties in America. The local cabinet makers and custom furniture makers are getting their stuff from somewhere nearby.

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Thank you for the warm welcome and I will be sure to check out Cordon.

Just discovered an under the slab water pipe leak yesterday with my house. Been dealing with no fun breaking the concrete work. Can't wait to check out Cordon.

Thanks again.
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I worked in White Plains for about 7 years or so, I'm originally a Brooklyn boy. Was not a woodworker back then but in a populated area like that I'm sure there are several really good places to go. After all, Westchester County is/was one of the wealthiest counties in America. The local cabinet makers and custom furniture makers are getting their stuff from somewhere nearby.
Mparka, bad time to be dealing with a water leak. I assume a pipe froze? Rough winter, and there's more coming. Good luck with the repair.

TonyB, you'd think there are places to buy lumber, but they're few and far between. The local yards will have as much hardwood as a box store. The small shops/individuals will go to WP, Bronx or to Ct. The bigger shops have lumber delivered from upstate or NJ.

It's a small concession for the privilege of high taxes and traffic. At least our pizza is great and the Knicks are ok :^)
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......The small shops/individuals will go to WP, Bronx or to Ct. The bigger shops have lumber delivered from upstate or NJ.
It's a small concession for the privilege of high taxes and traffic. At least our pizza is great and the Knicks are ok :^)
You may just have to drive to WP or Ct but at least you have someplace within driving distance. That puts you a giant step above many others. I usually have my hardwoods delivered because I have a commercial shop. But there are times when I just have to get off my ass and drive the hour or so each way to get what I need. My wife likes to come along. She is not into woodworking at all but she is a bad influence on me when we hit Houston Hardwoods. She just starts loading up the carts with lumber. My reaction is "What the heck are you doing?". She picks out 'pretty wood' which translates into expensive wood and says "Make something out of this." Very bizaar experience.
Anyway.........have you joined any local woodworking clubs? Members know many places to get your hardwoods locally. Keep in mind that many specialty hardwood yards dont advertise in the general manner.

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The hot water baseboard heating pipe leaked under the slab. While digging to find what is the cause, discovered big patches of black mold behind the baseboard and sheetrock. Previous owner didn't finish his basement to building code. The whole weekend turned into a messy work of ripping everything down. And no time to even think about finally working to build a workshop. :(

As for woodworking club. I have been looking for one but I don't even know where to start looking. Any suggestions?
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I don't know of any clubs, even searched the net with no results.
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Just found this thread and joined the forum specifically to comment on it. I'm living in Brooklyn but with an eye to moving to Westchester; possibly Irvington. I am a hobbyist - I do some part-time cabinet/furniture making and was hoping that the OP might have some info to share now that several years have elapsed since his original post.
I was hoping to find a shop space; the www hasn't been terribly helpful in that regard but I'm not discouraged...yet.
mparka - have you found yourself returning to the city often or have you found decent hardware sources/lumber sources etc? Any insights or experience you might have would be most appreciated.
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Just found this thread and joined the forum specifically to comment on it. I'm living in Brooklyn but with an eye to moving to Westchester; possibly Irvington. I am a hobbyist - I do some part-time cabinet/furniture making and was hoping that the OP might have some info to share now that several years have elapsed since his original post.
I was hoping to find a shop space; the www hasn't been terribly helpful in that regard but I'm not discouraged...yet.
mparka - have you found yourself returning to the city often or have you found decent hardware sources/lumber sources etc? Any insights or experience you might have would be most appreciated.
Welcome to the club.
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I use my garage as a workshop as woodworking is a hobby. Kicking out the cars from the garage and setting up takes some time but have been pretty good so far. Wood storage on the other hand has been a bit of a challenge.

As others have indicated, Condon Lumber is great local source. I have also purchased wood in bulk from online sources with a pretty good success.

As I work in the city, I do commute via Metro North every day when I'm not on the road. Driving in with the family on a weekend is actually surprisingly easy with good parking options in the midtown with all the offices closed.
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Lurking in forums, also now in westchester and slowly getting migrating into this hobby. Want to move away from the big box stores and surfaced lumber from carpentry to woodworking. from what i've read ML Condon does mostly s2s (true?). Then there is Rosenzweig in the Bronx. Is there really nothing else between mount Vernon and main? What about lower Fairfield? There's a woodcraft in Stamford I think, but what about a proper lumberyard where I can get something a #4 or #5 plane can be put to use on.

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