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Blog entry by CalgaryGeoff posted 01-09-2013 05:47 AM 2275 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wood working for a few years now and during that time have found enough wood to fill my shelves and bins to their capacity. I have a moderate hobby work shop in my garage with a bit of inventory. I estimate about 1800 bf of wood and 30 different species at present. I’ve purchased lumber from commercial stores specializing in wood working (very expensive) but sometimes you want or need what they have, over the Internet from a lumber wholesaler in Victoria BC (less expensive than buying in town, even with shipping), from cabinet shops that are closing down for one reason or another, as gifts from family and friends, plus from websites like, The only thing I have not done is cut trees down and process them.

I’ve found hard maple for $3/bf, Wenge for $15/bf, Walnut $3 to $9, Cherry $3 to $9, Bloodwood, mahogany, ash, padauk, red oak, Douglas fur, roasted maple, cocobolo, ipe, spaulted maple, figured maple, purpleheart and many many more on the web. My prices are in Canadian dollars.

My favorite add currently and best prices in town (Calgary) hence the name, CalgaryGeoff, is on Here it is for those of you who are in the area. When I search website I use key words; lumber, timber, actual name, and wood. It works for me.

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#1 posted 01-09-2013 09:51 AM

thanks for the tip !! will be checking it out

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 03:59 AM

I’ve had this ad saved in my email for a couple weeks now, just haven’t needed anything yet. Good to hear there’s some recommendations on here though

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#3 posted 09-23-2013 02:05 PM

Recently I have been going to Reimer hardwoods on 52nd. Be sure to call in advance to make sure they have what you are looking for, and that it is accessible.

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