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post #1 of 5 Old 09-17-2011, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, new here and looking for wood

Hi,
My name is Danita, I operate a website that sells lots of natural woods for birds and parrots. This includes parrot toys, perches, wood coins, wood sticks etc. I also have my own parrots, African Greys, and a Macaw, all are rescues and birds that had no families and needed adoption.

I have been looking for good sources of wood for my shop. I had the bright idea to post on a woodworking forum this morning!

I need the wood to be kiln dried, bark on and depending on the price, cut into coins or just ship me a box of logs that I can cut myself. Woods with bark are the most popular, especially soft barks that the birds can chew off.

Of course, the wood that is collected can not be treated with anything.


Safe woods are:
cacia, Alder, Almond, Apple, Apricot (*see note below), Arbutus, Ash, Aspen, Bamboo, Beech, Birch, Bois d'arc (*see note below), Bottle Brush, Cherry (*see note below), Citrus, Cork Oak (*see note below), Cottonwood, Crabapple, Dogwood, Elm, Eucalyptus (*see note below), Fig Species, Fir, Fruitless Mulberry, Ginkgo, Grape Vines, Grape Palm, Guava, Hackberry, Hawthorn, Hazelnut, Hibiscus, Hickory, Horse Apple (*see note below), Ironwood, Larch, Lilac, Liquidamber, Madrona, Magnolia, Manzanita, Maple, Mediterranean Laurel, Mesquite (remove thorns), Mimosa, Mulberry, Nectarine (*see note below), Norfolk Island Pine, Nut (except Chestnut & Oak), Oak (wood only, no bark or leaves), (*see note below), Palm, Papaya, Peach (*see note below) Pear, Pecan, Pine, Plum (*see note below), Poplar, Prune (*see note below), Ribbonwood, Rose, Sassafras, Sequoia (redwood) (*see note below), Spruce, Sweet Gum, Sycamore, Thurlow , Tree fern, Umbrella tree, Vine Maple, Walnut (Black Walnut may be dangerous), Willow (Goat, Pussy & Weeping)

Thanks for reading and I look forward to responses
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-17-2011, 02:07 PM
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There is no "note below".

Have you tried some local lumber yards?
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Ooops!
The note below is about some controversy surrounding that type of wood, some believe it is safe, while others don't. Although, there has been no recorded problems with that particular wood.

The lumberyards, I thought they would only supply plywood and 2 x 4's etc...
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Ooops!
The note below is about some controversy surrounding that type of wood, some believe it is safe, while others don't. Although, there has been no recorded problems with that particular wood.

The lumberyards, I thought they would only supply plywood and 2 x 4's etc...
Normally, yes. But they may be willing to sell or give you their scraps. Some lumber yards also mill and kiln dry a lot of their lumber from raw logs.
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Okay, I will check around.

I live in a city, not sure if there is more of those types of yards or less.
People get their lumber at Home Depot typically.

I need to do more research.

Thanks Steve.
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