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Seattle - What business will cut and plane a walnut board for me?

by Trudeo
posted 02-09-2017 09:21 PM

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#1 posted 02-09-2017 10:24 PM

I am new to woodworking and I don t have much tools (yet…). I have been practicing building a simple picture frame with strip of 1 in. x 2 in. x 8 ft. from Home Depot. I want to change wood and use walnut. Home Depot sells a S4S – 1 in. x 2 in. x 8 ft. walnut board. However, all their wood in that size is not straight.

Is there any place in the Seattle area (I live in Woodinville) where someone will rip and plane a walnut board to the size I need? I cannot find any…

Thank you!

- Trudeo

It’s almost criminal how expensive the big box stores are for hardwood. I hope you realize you’re paying four to six times the market rate for wood if you buy that from home depot? That 1×2 walnut is $33.78/bd ft and walnut at Crosscut Hardwoods in Portland where I am is usually around $5-8/bd ft

Also the quality of the hardwood boards they do have is absolute garbage in my experience.

You should be able to find a cabinet shop locally that can do this for you. They’ll probably charge you $20-40 or more just for the hassle of taking time away from their jobs though.

Better is to get a table saw and learn how to use it.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#2 posted 02-09-2017 11:40 PM

Google “Seattle woodworking club”. You will find several hits to groups that are active in your area. You should gain access to woodworkers who have experience, machinery, cut-offs from various projects, and a genuine desire to help a newcomer into the hobby (trade, business, etc.).

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#3 posted 02-10-2017 12:00 PM

You might also find what you want at a maker space. I’m on the opposite side of the country but within a 30 min drive I have two maker spaces with impressively equipped wood shops (planer, saw stop cabinet saw, etc).

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#4 posted 02-10-2017 01:31 PM

Crosscut also has a Seattle store…....... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#5 posted 02-11-2017 04:30 AM

Crosscut also has a Seattle store…....... Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Another right across 1st Ave is Compton Lumber.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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