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Forum topic by Mike_D_S posted 01-22-2021 11:54 PM 732 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike_D_S

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01-22-2021 11:54 PM

Fellow North Texas LJs, I moved to FW a few months ago and have finally got my equipment in place and run new electric service in the garage to feed it.

Now I need to build some cabinets to help get organized in the garage and all of the plywood/hardwood places only seem to be open 7:30 to 4:30 or 5 PM M-F. I figure some of these hours may be effect of covid, but right now we’re soo busy at work its nearly impossible for me to get out of the office for 2-3 hours during the week.

In Houston there were a few places that had Saturday hours so I’m hoping that there’s a few in DFW as well? I really need to get some Euro “BB” style plywood in 4×8 sheets or 5×5 if I can’t get 4×8 and have a project I’d like to kick off this weekend even.

On a side note, the local woodcraft has limited plywood stock and they want 50% more than a normal lumber yard for the limited 5×5 sheets they have, so I’m looking more for a normal supply place.

Thanks,
Mike

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......


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becikeja

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#1 posted 01-23-2021 02:38 AM

Hey Mike, I moved to Dallas a year ago, and got the shop up and running this fall. I’ve not found a good source yet. I have purchased some wood from world of wood, but the prices are more than I’m am used to and selection was limited, but they are open Saturday mornings. I’ve been told of a place in McKinney but you need to call ahead. Have not had a chance to connect with them yet. If you come across a good source please post it.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 01-23-2021 03:07 AM

I am pretty sure that Woodworld in Richardson has Saturday hours, at least they did before COVID anyway. The BB is still pricey but not as bad as Woodcraft and Rockler. I think that they only carry the 5×5 sheets and maybe half sheets of BB.

When I cannot get BB I usually checkout the radiata pine PW at Home Depot or Lowes. It’s the next best thing.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Lazyman

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#3 posted 01-23-2021 05:48 AM

I haven’t checked them out yet but here’s another that has Saturday hours on 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. This is the 4th Saturday but maybe since the first one would have been a long holiday weekend, they shifted it a week? Worth a call anyway.
https://www.hlcdallas.com/

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Mike_D_S

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#4 posted 01-23-2021 02:46 PM

Appreciate it guys.

I’ve used the HD ply on occasion, but I really prefer the BB and often like the UV prefinished BB. I’ll try and sort out time to get by FW Plywood next week if I can I guess.

Typical, I get out of the shared two car with the wife and into a 2 1/2 spot all by myself and got no wood.

Mike

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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northwoodsman

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#5 posted 01-23-2021 07:01 PM

As Lazyman posted, Hardwood Lumber Co. It’s off I35E and Northwest highway in West Dallas. I’ve been utilizing them for about 25 years. Call to confirm hours because the 1st & 3rd Saturday hours are not carved in stone. Check out the lumber along the west wall that’s stacked vertically as well. Great service if you don’t mind a little sawdust. Wood World is off 635 and 75 but that’s a drive for you. It’s about twice as expensive ad HLC but easier to navigate around the wood selection.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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Mike_D_S

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#6 posted 01-24-2021 06:57 PM

Thanks for the input. I’ll have to get over and check these places out. I was sort of spoiled in Houston as living on the NW side, I had easy access to two pretty good hardwood places and two commercially focused cabinet supply places within 5-10 miles.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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dbw

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#7 posted 01-24-2021 08:01 PM

Wood World in Richardson is open 7 days. I’m not sure of the hours. In Dallas there is Hardwood Lumber Co. and Central Hardwoods. The last two are very close to each other. I know for a fact HLC sells lumber which is rough. WW sells 3S3.

-- Woodworking is like a vicious cycle. The more tools you buy the more you find to buy.

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