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12-06-2019 01:02 PM

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I’m looking for a supplier with a decent variety of lumber in Central Virginia that I can trust. I’ve been buying QS White Oak from a local supplier and I’ve ended up with a lot of splits in the wood as I joint and plane it. Is this a drying problem on the suppliers end? (sorry… that’s two questions)


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#1 posted 12-06-2019 01:19 PM

I’ve had good luck with C.P. Johnson Lumber near Culpepper and Blue Ridge Lumber in Fishersville. C.P. is a retailer with a wide selection of reasonably priced, quality product. Blue Ridge is large commercial mill with mostly local material, but good prices.

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#2 posted 12-06-2019 02:33 PM

If I needed really good quality wood, I’d always make the drive from Fredericksburg up to Colonial Hardwoods in Springfield. I grew up in Springfield and knew them and the quality of stuff they produced.

Splits are a drying thing… Or, a how you’re caring for it thing. I do everything I can to age wood as long as I can in my shop before machining it. Also, after moderate changes in sizes, I try to let the wood rest. But, it’s hard. Storage space, time constraints… Always a balance.

Virginia’s tough. Lots of humidity and temp changes, at the drop of a hat.

One reason I moved out West. Many fewer muggy days!

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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#3 posted 12-06-2019 02:53 PM

Dunlap Woodcrafts in Chantilly, VA, west of DC just off I-66 specializes in hi-end gunstock woods. They have some spectacularly figured hardwoods. They also sell turning blanks and lumber. I purchased some very nice figured hard maple from them and found them easy and pleasant to deal with. They’re not cheap, but their lumber stock is very nice.
http://dunlapwoodcrafts.com

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#4 posted 12-06-2019 05:45 PM

BH, not sure what you mean by central VA and/or if coming across the Nice bridge makes sense for you. If it does, Southern MD hardwoods is a very good supplier that I’ve always had great product from.
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#5 posted 12-06-2019 06:37 PM


Dunlap Woodcrafts in Chantilly, VA, west of DC just off I-66 specializes in hi-end gunstock woods. They have some spectacularly figured hardwoods. They also sell turning blanks and lumber. I purchased some very nice figured hard maple from them and found them easy and pleasant to deal with. They re not cheap, but their lumber stock is very nice.
http://dunlapwoodcrafts.com

- MPython

I’ve talked to Mr Dunlap before. He used to be a competitive shooter, so he would take wood stocks with him to the competitions to sell to cover his expenses.

Haven’t bought any real lumber there, but I do like digging thru the offcut bin.

They’re located about 5 miles south of Dulles Airport.

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#6 posted 12-06-2019 08:00 PM

Just go to Kenny’s house, take beer, not dark beer though. He likes IPA. Double ipa especially.

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