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Forum topic by oldnovice posted 02-23-2019 01:05 AM 457 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2019 01:05 AM

I need some MDO but my favorite lumber store, Southern Lumber, closed two years ago and my second source, Orchard Hardware Supply, closed late last year. So I thought I would try Home Depot as they had it on their website.
But when I tried to get some I found no store within 100 miles don’t have any and you can’t even ordered it.

So a ask the question on their web site, “Why does Home Depot show MDO as one of their lumber items when no store have it in stock and it cannot be ordered?”.

Two days later I got a response from Home Depot saying that this question was not acceptable and would not be posted.

Just before posting this I checked Home Depot again, it is still on their web site but now it is no longer available at any Home Depot!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#1 posted 02-23-2019 01:24 AM

A few months ago somebody inquired why they don’t carry it. The answer from them was that there just wasn’t enough demand for it to make it worth stocking. They had MDF and particle board.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#2 posted 02-23-2019 03:48 AM

Hans you need to settle down and stop making trouble for the BORG.

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 02-23-2019 03:57 AM

Rick, resistance is futile, we will assimilate you ….. !

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#4 posted 02-23-2019 04:18 AM

They don,t sell shopping bags either, only flimsy give away plastic bags that wouldn’t hold a large apple.
I purchased about 450 dollars worth of various things the other day, clamps , saw, sand paper, screws, nails, Danish oil and more tools etc.
No shopping bags, couldn’t buy one even, and then had to use the self check out which does my head in. I had to get an Uber to pick me up at the door and load the tools in the trunk. (Quincy Boston was where I was at)
It truly was silly. Customer service?? No


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#6 posted 02-23-2019 07:34 AM

This makes clear how lucky I am. A lumber yard within a KM and dozens within 100.


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#7 posted 02-23-2019 06:23 PM

waho6o9, funny you should mention Muller Construction Supply as I had completely forgotten about them.
I have bought from them before, again because I could not buy what I wanted from Home Depot.

I needed a 16” diameter cement form tube which, was according to the Home Depot Web site “avaible”, but in reality was not. I did find the tube at Muller Construction Supply that I used that to make a “wind source” to attach to a wind tunnel. The wind source, shown below without its protective screens, creates a 11.4 mph wind with a 15” propeller driven by an outrunner RC motor running at about 9000 RPM..

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#8 posted 02-23-2019 08:38 PM

Fascinating wind source old novice!

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#9 posted 02-24-2019 12:54 AM

my soloution is simple, i rarely if ever go to home cheapo!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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