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So I purchase lumber for a woodworking school, and we tend to get poplar for $1.48 per board foot from a company here in Seattle. (Mainly because it's cheap, we would take any other similar hardwood if the price was right)

The "problem" is that it's surfaced on 2 Sides, and the faculty have been requesting rough lumber for teaching. However I cannot find that under $1.90 per board foot delivered.

A typical order for us is around 1000 board feet.

If anyone knows a supplier anywhere that can help on this I would be most appreciative.

Thanks!
 

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Have you thought about one of the sawmill operators on craigslist? You might be able to get one of them to do it. Maybe even soft maple since that grows out here.
 

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Forgot about Alder. That's going to be your best bet for cheap wood. I think I paid $1.50 /bdft from someone off of craigslist when I bought it rough. And that was only for about 60bdft as well. 1000+bdft should get you a better discount.
 

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I live in the Seattle area and the best deal i've found on hardwoods has been craigslist. Search for "wood slabs". I'm not sure about delivered though at that price. Generally it's just rough cut on 2 sides 2" thick.

FYI, with Walnut here's a bacteria that grows in this area that causes green streaks. In the couple slabs i've gotten the streaks cleared up after a bit of air drying.

I've have fairly good success dealing with this guy before:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mat/4970809108.html

He gave me a good price on some knurl piece that most people rejected. Can't hurt to ask him but i think mostly he comes in at $5/bdft for walnut and maple.
 

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/flops/ I need to go back out and work in the garage some more, but trying to get this shark guard installed (again) and needed to pull up the directions :)

shop looks like this atm :
Waste container Wood Waste containment Building Gas


having some issues deciding where to put certain tools / the work bench. I keep thinking about putting the bench towards the back so the saw can be middle/front for cutting longer pieces…. I can't move the bench on my own - too heavy so more thinking to be done. Guess I better be ready to hop on the mobile base for the table saw.
 

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