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05-02-2008 01:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ash cherry maple walnut oak basswood resource

For sale, dry kilned and graded lumber, random width, random length. Can be ripped to width for an additional $.25 per bd. ft., cut to lenght to your specs for no extra charge to save on shipping. Sorting for width is negotiable. All lumber is hit and missed planed at 1/16’” under thickness, i.e. 4/4 is skipped planed to 15/16”. All lumber is cut and graded by professionals not weekend warriors trying to make a go at “milling” lumber. Mostly Northern hardwoods from MI’s Upper Penninsula which is known throughout the world for the finest birdseye and hard maple. Species, prices, and availability as follows:
(All prices per bd. ft.)
ASH: 4/4 Select and Better (S&B)- $1.65, 5/4 S&B-$1.80
BASSWOOD: 4/4 S&B-$1.25
BIRCH: 4/4 1 Common (1C) Flecky-$1.90
BUTTERNUT: 4/4 1C and better-$3.25
RED BIRCH (RARE): 4/4 1C and Better-$6.10
CHERRY: 4/4 S&B- $4.20, 4/4 1C-$3.75, 4/4 1C and Better Sappy-$3.50, 4/4 3’and shorter $3.20
HICKORY: Please contact with specs on what you are looking for
HARD MAPLE: 4/4 S&B #1 White-$3.22, 5/4 S&B #1White-$3.39
SOFT MAPLE: Please contact with specs on what you are looking for
RED OAK: 4/4 S&B-$3.00 a bd. ft., 5/4, 6/4 and 8/4 available, but limitied, please contact with sizes for a price on these thicknesses.
BLACK WALNUT: available, please contact with sizes for prices.
BIRDSEYE HARD MAPLE: 4/4 Heavy Eyed 2A and better $9.00, 1C-$7.00, 2A-$5.00
CURLY MAPLE mix of hard and soft: 4/4 1C and Better $6.00, please contact for a price on all hard maple curl

Price breaks on larger orders, and for repeat customers, or for those who refer a customer to me (the referal MUST purchase something in order to get this deal) These prices do not apply for full bundle orders or truckload orders. Please contact for current market prices for those orders of 1,000 ft and more.

Buyer responsible for all shipping and handling charges. Small orders will be shipped via FedEx ground, large orders will be palletized and shipped via Roadway or CCX.
Prices may fluctuate due to market conditions.
PayPal is accepted along with USPS money orders.
Located in Michigans U.P. Zip code 49892
Minimum order of $15.00

-- barlow

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#1 posted 05-07-2008 11:08 PM

I wanted to post a praise to Barlow’s wood and service. I just received my first order from him, this morning. I bought two different grades of Birdeye Maple, White Ash and Basswood from him. The lumber is excellent. The Birdseye Maple is gorgeous. He also included three samples for me to check out. Black Ash, Red Birch and Butternut. Very good pieces of lumber. I fell in love with all three of them, I especially liked the Butternut. I emailed and talked to Barlow several times before my purchase and he is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The freight hurt a little but there’s nothing any of us can do about that. I would highly recommend both Barlow and his lumber. There a little bit of a language barrier. He’s from the North and I’m from the South, but we got along fine. :) Very good experience. Thanks Barlow.


-- We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. C.S. Lewis

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#2 posted 05-07-2008 11:25 PM

I am going to second what Shane said. I ordered some birdseye maple cut to guitar specs, and it is wonderful. It arrived quickly and was well packaged. (I didn’t get any samples, though. :()

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#3 posted 05-09-2008 12:20 AM

Let me add my two cents. I ordered birdseye from Barlow and got more than I could have expected. Barlow is a straight shootin’ guy who I will definitely do more business with. He has some great wood.


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#4 posted 05-09-2008 05:49 AM

Sorry, Rikkor, i just started sending samples out, trying to get other species i have onto the market. Thanks to all who have ordered from me, as to the quality, i wouldn’t send anything out that I myself wouldn’t want. Thanks again.

-- barlow

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#5 posted 09-25-2008 05:36 PM

I just received some birdseye maple and some curly maple from Barlow. All I can say is, it’s beautiful wood. Gorgeous figuring, and lots of birdseyes. The shipping was quick and communication good. I used some of the curly for a lid on my first box which I’ll post soon. The base is ziricote, but what everyone comments on is the curly maple on top. I’ll be back for more!

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca

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#6 posted 12-31-2008 12:31 AM

I just received a large order (by my standards at least) of Barlow’s birdseye. It is fantastic stuff. It has great detail which is not overwhelming as in some b.e. I have seen before. Barlow sent it out fast, right to my front door and stayed in contact with me every step of the way.

If you need some stock, call Barlow.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#7 posted 12-31-2008 02:11 AM

Barlow, you’ll be getting a PM from me shortly. I also got the Birdseye and couldn’t be more satisfied.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 01-09-2009 02:14 AM

I just received 20 bdft of curly maple from Barlow and it made the Mrs go oooooh and ahhhhh. Good looking wood with a nice selection and variety of boards. I’m more than happy with my purchase.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#9 posted 01-16-2009 08:11 AM

Any chance you can dig up 8/4 hard maple. 75 bdf would do.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too [email protected]#$%

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#10 posted 01-31-2009 06:49 AM

OK, so this is what I get for posting a question re: wood sources in a different forum..!

How would you do shipping, say 150 lin ft birch, most 4/4 but 3 6ft 5/4 (window trim)..? Longest length 9.5 ft but could go as short as 6 ft lengths. As it is skip planed, how would I get it surfaced smooth w/o a jointer/planer setup?

Please pardon that puddle on the floor, I’m just a bit wet behind the ears here.

I should add that my last major wood purchase (floor, 3-? years back) came FedEx (mostly intact) from Northern Michigan and the cost of that beat the time and fuel to travel “there and back again”. And really beat the cost available from local box stores, not to mention the Q word.

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#11 posted 01-31-2009 09:42 AM

I guess my question is not unlike Shawns. I live in oklahoma City, and I’m trying to figure out shipping. do I need to estimate weight? or size of both.

Right now I buy from some local places, but these prices look mighty pretty compared to my local prices.

How would I figure 50bf of cherry shipped

-- "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most logical explantion is that I was made for another world." -C.S. Lewis

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#12 posted 02-13-2009 08:26 AM

Hey Guys,
I’m trying to find a workable amount of curly Maple at a good price. I live in downstate Michigan just north of the Ohio border, kinda… Do you ever get down this way? Everyone seems to like the maple you have offered in the past, so I thought I’d inquire. I don’t get to the UP very often anymore, I used to spend alot of time up there, and my daughter went to school at Northern Michigan.
Anyway, I’d be looking for very special well figured stuff not for instruments, though guitars and violins are on the “eventual ” woodworking agenda, but for now, tables and odds and ends… I do know some local woodworkers here, so if you’d like shoot me some pics, any suggestions, with total price incl. shipping, any standout slabs, etc… you know what I mean…. and let me be your newest customer!! How ‘bout that good old Michigan discount???
Anyway, thanks

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Scott Johnson

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#13 posted 02-10-2011 05:41 AM

I just built a new garage wiith room over the attic to move my woodshop into in the UP. Its of a dream of mine for many years to have a dedicated woodshop and I would like to finish with only products from the UP. Looking for a good supplier of hardwood and flooring with local woods to finish it off with. Where are you located and can I visit to see your products? I am in the Minising area.

-- Burning wood for heat is great-- such a fitting end for all of my mistakes.

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#14 posted 02-18-2011 06:44 PM


I live in Panama City Beach, Fl 32408

In need of 80-100 bd feet of lumber such as ash. Width can vary 6-11 onches, need length at least 65 inches .

What is the longest length can be shipped via ups? Or how does the shipping cost, approximate via freight for
say the 100 feet.

I have not posted enough here to send a message direct.

Regards BobFlyer

-- Bob, Panama City Beach, Florida

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#15 posted 02-21-2011 07:00 PM

I have the same problem. I haven’t posted enough around here to send Barlow a message. I’m looking for some Maple to make doors to our new kitchen cabinets. What to do? How do I contact Barlow to get some prices?

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