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02-04-2010 05:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: padauk ebony purple heart exotic lumber online color contrast species

As a furniture and cabinet maker my shop is full of alder,hickory,maple,oak,and poplar. My only problem; not a lot of contrast as far as color goes. I’ve got a few projects in mind that would require some more unique colors. Were can i buy exotic lumber online. I’d like to be able to order small amounts of padauk, purple heart, ebony, and other species with some color.

-- austin

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#1 posted 02-04-2010 05:27 AM

Here’s a good source

Also look on e bay


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#2 posted 02-04-2010 05:51 AM

Rockler ( sells wood by the inch. They’ve also got a fine selection of thin woods, 1/8” and 1/4”.

About that ebony? Why? Just use some maple and dye it black. Save yourself the hassle and expense.

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#3 posted 02-04-2010 05:58 AM

Keith, You might try Yellow Birch. I don’t know how easy it is to find.

I’m building my Kitchen Cabinets with it The sapwood is Ivory and the heart is pink with yellow and brown stripes.

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#4 posted 02-04-2010 06:38 AM

Where are you located. There may be a supplier somewhere within driving range

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 02-04-2010 06:51 AM

I buy from here, as I don’t have a really decent hardwood lumberyard anywhere nearby (at least that I know of).

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#6 posted 02-04-2010 07:01 AM

I have had real good luck with Nice selection and decent, not bottom feeder, prices.

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 01:24 PM

Ask the supplier you buy your standard woods from. You might be pleasantly surprised that he can hook you up with a few boards of exotics and at a much better price if not free for your customer loyalty.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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