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Adam Weis

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05-26-2007 09:56 PM

I am tired of paying tons of money for hardwoods shipped in from the east coast. I prefer using wood from the same species that I find around me. I have dabbled in cutting my own lumber but find it time consuming and innefficient. Does anyone know some good local wood dealers in California?

-- Adam,

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#1 posted 05-27-2007 12:44 AM

TreeBones is a Northern CA wood dealer.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-05-2007 08:54 PM

Austin hardwoods is a great place, It is in Santa Ana by the train station. Thats my prefered place. There is also Reel Lumber you can look up their website. Those are the only I have had experience with. Not sure if that is what you were looking for or more of a supplier of local woods.

-- David,

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#3 posted 06-10-2007 04:13 PM

Adam…this is my same question…so since i live in Napa I will be checking “treebones”...but had to reply since I grew up in Irvine and graduated from Irvine HS in 1988…go Vaqueros…my mom still lives in “Greentree”...good luck on the lumber search…this is one I will be checking…


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#4 posted 06-10-2007 04:25 PM

Napaman, there are three wood suppliers in Sonoma County.

Evan Shively, Marshall, CA, (415) 663-9126 or (415) 663-0763.

Mount Storm, 5700 Earhart Court, Windsor, CA 95492, (707) 838-3177

Exotic Hardwoods and Veneers,
4800 Coliseum Way,
Oakland, Ca 94601-5010,
(510) 436-5702 fax (510) 436-8610.

O.K. so Oakland is not in Sonoma County, but I’ll bet you can find at least one more. Look up David Marks in Santa Rosa and he will be able to hook you up with all sorts of resources

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#5 posted 06-10-2007 06:07 PM

There is a site called that will tell you the closest lumber yard according to zip code, but make sure you call the lumber yard first. I drove 65 miles once to the close one to my area and found that they had closed down the year before.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#6 posted 07-21-2007 02:03 AM

Oh, and there’s a place in Stockton that I just found called Hughes Hardwood but that’s more for Wayne and I.

And in San Jose there’s Global Wood Source located at


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#7 posted 07-21-2007 02:25 AM

Did Adam Weis ever check this?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 07-24-2007 05:16 PM

Adam, I feel the same way…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#9 posted 07-24-2007 05:24 PM

Sounds like some good finds Obi.

Have you tried Aura Hardwoods?

They have sites in San Jose, Santa Cruz, Rancho Cordova, Modesto, Sparks Nevada, and Salem Oregon. There prices are reasonable and they have a descent selection of woods.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 07-24-2007 05:59 PM

Thanks for the link Bill. The Rancho Cordova site is about 20 minutes away.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 07-24-2007 06:20 PM

I always went to Land Stanton Vance in the city of Industry. The have a great small lot section.
Also liked Reel Lumber in Anaheim a lot.
For a lot more of the exotics try Tropical Exotic Hardwoods in Oceanside. Worth the drive!
If you ever get around Solana Beach try Cut and Dried Hardwoods.
Higher priced but a good selection is Eisenbran Exotic Hardwoods in Torrance.
There are a lot more but these are the best.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Wayne Rogers

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#12 posted 09-15-2007 05:02 PM

I mostly go to Global Wood source, as they are only a few blocks from my work in San Jose

website is

and Macbeath Hardwoods in Berkeley

Once in a while I pick up a turning block at Woodcraft or Rockler

-- Wayne Rogers,

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#13 posted 09-15-2007 06:49 PM

Bah. I just spent 3 weeks working out of Cupertino. I would have loved to have stopped by Global Wood Source. Perhaps next time I am in the bay area.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Thos. Angle

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#14 posted 09-15-2007 09:54 PM

If you are a business you can buy from Lumber Products. I think they are in California. They stock almost everything in big quanities. You do have to prove you are a full time business.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#15 posted 05-11-2008 10:05 PM

hi im new here and i happen to be a supplier of wood products here in california right now if your interested in some claro walnut logs give me a call walnut log
Harold (stumpy) Seward

-- Harold Seward 707-331-0234

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