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Forum topic by ddockstader posted 07-11-2011 09:09 PM 1823 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2011 09:09 PM

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I am traveling by car to Portland, Seattle, and Spokane from the Chicago area at the end of this month. Can someone suggest some places to pick up some good West Coast hardwood, like myrtle or big-leaf maple. I’d even be interested in some exotics (they’ve got to be cheaper than shipping them to the Midwest). Mostly looking for turning blanks and stuff for small projects or boxes. Also any good stores to stop at. My wife is spending 4 days at a knitting convention. I’m just looking for some equal time. Thanks for any tips you can provide.

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#1 posted 07-11-2011 09:53 PM

Curly Burly Milling just south of Portland is a good supplier. They are in Cottage Grove Oregon. Clifford often has burl slabs and figured Black Walnut among other cool woods like Myrtle.

-- McKinney Hardwood Lumber --Specializing in exotic and figured hardwood lumber -McKinney, TX

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#2 posted 07-11-2011 10:07 PM

” car…” Wow… there’s a road trip I don’t want to try.
Drove from Dallas to San Diego and back, twice. That was killer enough.

The area of Cottage Grove is cool. You will like it there. Evidently, I drove right though a couple of weeks ago without realizing the gold mine I was passing by.


Update us on your ‘board hoard’.
Oh, and enjoy your trip.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#3 posted 07-11-2011 10:45 PM

Curly Burly is not a retail establishment and is not widely known except to lumber rats like myself :) I found them years ago on a lumber buying expedition driving from the north to south end of Oregon searching every sawmill I could locate.

-- McKinney Hardwood Lumber --Specializing in exotic and figured hardwood lumber -McKinney, TX

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#4 posted 07-11-2011 10:56 PM

Crosscut Hardwoods is an excellent source. You will find outlets in Eugene, Portland or Seattle. Here is the website for more info: Another source that I use is Woodcrafters (not Woodcraft) which is located in Portland. Here is their website: Enjoy the Northwest…it just doesn’t get more scenic than this! Having grown up in Michigan, I was blown away the first time I landed in the NW. Have a great time!

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 11:24 PM

Goby walnut in Portland is a great place to find local hardwoods. Just about any exotic can be found at Gilmers, hard to find but worth the trip just to get a look. I have plenty of wet high figure/color spalted big leaf maple turning blocks if you want some, 7×7x8 or so for $15… get to me if you would like to meet up on your way down from Seattle, I’m in NW Oregon. Lots of stuff around here!

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#6 posted 07-18-2011 02:47 PM

Thanks, folks. Heading out this week. Hope to hit most if not all your suggestions.

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#7 posted 12-26-2012 04:54 PM

Check out the following list

Gilmer Woods Portland
Emerson Lumber
harwood industries Sherwood
Moxon Near the Airport

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