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Brian Wohn

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04-27-2007 06:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood lumber hardwood sale trade

Lets start up a hardwood trading blog here… someone has to have wood they either want, don’t want, or wants to trade. I’m always looking for Cherry and White Oak in Alabama area… anyone?


-- Brian, Pelham, AL

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#1 posted 04-27-2007 06:18 PM

I know the Wood Butcher was looking for ways to sell his large stache of Red Oak, but was having trouble finding buyers. Some reason, no one in the Carolinas wanted Red Oak. I told him I would love it, but transporting it to California would be out of the question. I think he found some buyers recently.

He also mentioned he did have other wood as well. And he seem to have a number of contacts all around that also had their own saw mills too. Hopefully he can help.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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Brian Wohn

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#2 posted 04-27-2007 06:53 PM

Ok, cool – thanks Bill!

-- Brian, Pelham, AL

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#3 posted 04-27-2007 10:56 PM

Sounds like a great idea. I have access to hardwoods ( cherry, hard maple, soft maple, walnut etc.) and pine if anyone is interested. A friend owns a small 2 man mill just north of me ( NE Pennsylvania ). If you are interested, just let me know, I will put you in touch with him. You can e mail me, or leave me a message through here.

-- Guy Kroll

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#4 posted 04-27-2007 11:09 PM

Likewise, I have a great contact here in the St. Louis area. It, too, is a two-man mill. They cut and kiln dry all their lumber. Mostly regional woods, like cherry, hard and soft maple, walnut, red and white oak (they love cutting quarter-sawn white oak).

They sell a lot of their wood to the local woodworking stores, like Rockler and Woodcraft. They’re just as happy selling it to woodworkers directly for wholesale prices.

If you’re interested in any, drop me a PM and I’ll give you their contact information.

-- Ethan,

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#5 posted 04-28-2007 12:03 AM

Can any of you move to, Louisiana? Everything is north of here! Oh, and bring the wood with you.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Brian Wohn

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#6 posted 04-28-2007 12:12 AM

Your absolutely right! All the good hardwoord dealers are northeast! I guess Boston is a nice place to live too! haha

-- Brian, Pelham, AL

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#7 posted 04-28-2007 02:35 AM

looking for a supplier of Basswood or Butternut in Canada. preferably the Maritime region.

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#8 posted 04-28-2007 05:12 AM

Sure Boston may be a nice place to live, but proportionally speaking, one of the most expensive… If all the good hardwood dealers are in the northeast, can someone point me in the right direction – since I’m smack dab in the middle of New England.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 04-28-2007 09:57 AM

My thoughts exactly Scott…when you find them, let me know too…

of course Boston is the hub of the universe…and yes…I pahk my cah in hahvad yahd…

Speaking of Boston accents…
My brother Bill was in the Navy and made friends with a guy from the deep woods of Tennessee….they were having difficulty understanding each others accents at times.

One day during a particularly difficult conversation my brother turns to Jim and says:

Bill….what we need is a translatah!
Jim…A whuuuut?
Bill…A translatah
Jim…A whuuuut?

-- Bob

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 04-28-2007 11:26 AM

Nowadays the cost of shipping is the killer, so I think buying close to home is the best.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 04-28-2007 12:17 PM

here’s a site in Ontario, Canada.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Ethan Sincox

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#12 posted 04-28-2007 02:13 PM

At Woodworker’s Source , you can buy almost every kind of wood they carry in Craft Packs (10bf) and Project Packs (20bf) and shipping is free on both kinds.

Until the end of April, they’re having a sale on all imported woods. For example, a Project Pack of Santos Mahogany would cost you $187 delivered. That comes down to $9.35/bf, including delivery.

They are fast, friendly, and courteous – I like that combination anywhere.

-- Ethan,

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#13 posted 04-28-2007 02:30 PM

True Dick… shipping is 50% or more of the cost. Doesn’t anyone know of a southern lumber supplier? haha Hey, this blog was a good idea by somebody! ;) I knew we needed this! LOL

Woodworkers’s source is a bit on the pricey side, but they do have a nice site and seem to have everything and when you catch a sale (like Sears) they are good. has some of the best pricing I’ve seen.

These are great tips/places/suggestions all – thanks! We are good when we put our heads together!

-- Brian, Pelham, AL

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#14 posted 04-28-2007 03:46 PM

ANyone know of a good supplier in California? Especially in the Bay Area region?

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#15 posted 04-28-2007 04:18 PM

Agreed VT, we need some good lumber suppliers out west too.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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