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02-02-2021 06:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hardwood wholesalers lumber suppliers saw mill question question

Anyone here from The Winnipeg?

Where do you typically buy your hardwood limber from?

I often see hardwood “wholesalers”
in the U.S. such as Austin Hardwoods promoted by the Wood whisperer. Would there be a market for this kind of setup in Winnipeg?

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#2 posted 02-05-2021 04:25 AM

There’s always Windsor Plywood, 3 locations in the city. They have the exotics, bubinga, canarywood, wenge etc. as well as the usual hardwoods. Can be hard to get good matching grain if you need more than a few boards.

Winnipeg cuts down hundreds of American Elms every year, I’ve lost track of where they go but the stripped logs are sometimes available. Most lumber harvested locally isn’t fit for dunnage, except for a few hobby sawyers trying to sell live-edge blanks.

You’re right about possibly buying a whole lift of hardwood, but I’m not sure anyone could get the numbers to work. It could be a nightmare just getting it across the border.

I have a few places to check for used, unwanted pallets. Great if you can use shorts.

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