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Forum topic by Hornnumb2 posted 06-16-2018 02:40 AM 933 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2018 02:40 AM

I need to make a frame for a stained glass window I made, I only have table and Miter saw so I wood need to purchased the lumber already milled and planed. I was thinking something 1 1/2 thick and 2 to 2 1/4 wide. I need 2 pieces each at 41 and 21in. Maybe a mahogany or something. Thanks Michael

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#1 posted 06-16-2018 09:06 AM

Where are you located?

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#2 posted 06-16-2018 05:02 PM

Baytown , Texas

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#3 posted 06-16-2018 05:22 PM

Just throwing this out there….. unless someone here just happens to live in the same town as you I don’t think you’ll “save” any money once shipping is calculated.
Have you considered going to Lowe’s, Home Depot or Menards and getting the lumber?

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#4 posted 06-16-2018 08:25 PM

You may have to drive in to Houston to find a good hardwood supplier. A quick search shows several in Houston. HD & Lowes won’t have anything other than red oak, poplar and possibly maple and probably nothing with the thickness you are looking for. They rarely have anything other than 3/4” in hardwood. Call the hardwood supplier before you go to find out if they have anything that is already jointed and planed or perhaps they offer that as an add-on service. Woodcraft and Rockler may have some as well.

Another option is to search Craigslist. You may not find exotics like mahogany but you may find a small mill or just a guy with his own mill who will joint and plane it for you as well.

Edit: One more thought for future reference…if you were to put your location in the title (Baytown area hardwood sources for example), you may catch someone’s eye and get someone who is local to point you in the right direction.

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#5 posted 07-03-2018 06:39 PM

The local tool dealer here in SC has wood turning classes and a few other similar project classes. They also sell some hardwood, that they buy rough and surface themselves.

I’ve taken in my own wood and paid them to surface it for me and I’ve also asked them to resurface some lumber I’ve bought from them. They charge $20/hr with a 1 hour minimum but the few times I’ve needed them to joint and plane lumber it’s been worth it. Maybe you could find a similar place near you? Smaller custom cabinet shops in your area may be willing to custom mill a few pieces for you also.

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#6 posted 07-11-2018 02:25 PM

Sounds like you are getting good advise about the lumber, but, if I were you, I wouldn’t overlook getting some prefinished frame material. They sell it online, or, many framing shops will sell you the stock. One final note, I have framed stained glass, it is heavier than most things that you frame, so make sure you reinforce the joints well.

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