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Forum topic by Cozmo35 posted 03-01-2010 08:15 PM 3725 views 1 time favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2010 08:15 PM

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Is it just here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, or is birdseye maple REALLY expensive? As many others on LJ, I do what I love as a hobby. I am a working stiff and can’t afford to spend a bunch of money on “good wood”. I have always loved they way birdseye maple looked (even before it is made into anything). I recently went to the “good wood” store and priced the Birdseye Maple. OMG! I was almost offended! If any of you fellow LJ have any “scraps” that are going to end up as fire wood, I would gladly pay the shipping if you’d like to get it out of your shop. Not begging, just asking,...;-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 08:16 PM

I have some small pieces of red cedar that I’d gladly trade!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 08:29 PM

Cozmo I too live in the DFW area and was wondering where to find a good supplier of woods??


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#3 posted 03-01-2010 09:51 PM

What did you pay? 1 mill I go to here in NJ charges $8.75/bf for 4/4 thickness. They buy in qty, though so their prices are generally good (except on Teak, which is just insanely expensive). If you paid a lot, then that supplier must not order large quantity.

-- John

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 09:56 PM

If you want bird’s eye maple, talk to barlow, socalwood and treebones on this site. They sell wood at a great price, it’s a high quality wood and they ship it directly to you.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 10:32 PM

Padre,...Thanks, I will.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 10:43 PM

I know what you mean. I watched the price of Birdeye Maple climb in D/FW over a 10 year period as the quality of what was available dropped. I think I paid as much as $18 bf for 8/4. I don’t know if it’s just our area or not but the price has been prohibitive for personal projects.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 11:24 PM

LJ Barlow from the UP of Michigan will set you up with your Bird Eye need. Great fellow with various grades at reasonable pricing.

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 11:24 PM

Sounds like its time to learn veneering.


-- Always remember half of the people in this country are below average.

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 11:46 PM

I have lots of Bird Eye Maple if it was closer it would gladly give you some.
This is a very amount of what I have of Bird Eye Maple.

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#10 posted 03-02-2010 03:06 PM

GMan, Thanks for the offer! I appreciate it, but as you said…it is a little far away.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#11 posted 03-02-2010 03:23 PM

Hey Cosmo, I live down the road in Texarkana, Tx. I drive up to De Kalb Texas (about 45 min north/west of here) to get my lumber. Its a business called Phillips Lumbar. Very nice folks and I’m thinking I payed $8.50 a board foot. I just have a small amount or I would donate some to your cause, but wanted to give you the heads up that there is a place here in East Texas that has decent prices. It may be worth a road trip one day.

I dont have their price list in front of me, but do know I picked up some awesome cherry a couple of weeks ago for a tad over what I can get red oak for at the big box stores. May want to look them up. Sorry I dont have the number in front of me….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 03-02-2010 03:38 PM

My first choice for birdseye maple (and several other woods) is If you go there click on “birsdeye maple” and then click on “lumber”. You will see that they offer two quality grades at $6/bf and $10/bf. They also offer discounts on volume purchases and free shipping on orders over $250.

They are located in the upper peninsula of Michigan where birdseye Maple is abundant. They are also very good people to work with.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#13 posted 03-02-2010 04:59 PM

Here in Lubbock the price is $18/BF! :O

But they never have any though…

EDIT: That is for 4/4 also…

What about Ebony in your area? $80/BF here…

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