Were to buy 3" cherry for then cap on my roubo project.

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Forum topic by Traktorturbo posted 04-15-2014 03:12 PM 1312 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-15-2014 03:12 PM

I live in Sweden and it seems to be a bit hard to find 3” thick cherry lumber. The thing is that I only need a piece for the end cap, and maybe a piece for the leg vice. I’m in desperate need of help to find ready to use 3” cherry wood. I cant justify buying a 8’ long board from the US since the shipping cost more than the wood.

Kind Regards

Daniel from Sweden

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 03:26 PM

You most definitely have that lumber dealer in Sweden as well, I found a good lumber deal in Estonia and we are a lot smaller of a country and you guys have a way longer traditon of forestry and carpentry.

Your other option is also, they have cool packages of wood for sale, shipping should be quite ok, there are a few reputable dealers.

If all else fails take your car, take the ferry accross to Estonia and I’ll take you to the lumber dealer in Estonia, although they also sell a minium of 2-5m of the wood, regularly it is around 4m, they don’t really keep the smaller pieces. But you most definitely have a hardwood supplier in sweden near you, also companies that make hardwood flooring actually throw a huge amount of small cut-offs away, so also search for them.

but in general I think prices from UK to Sweden are decent, so try if you really really can’t find anything in Sweden

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 03:38 PM

Hej Daniel,

Finns det inte en snickare som är nära dig att du kan fråga vem som kanske kan hänvisa dig till plats för att köpa trä eller kanske har det. Jag kan kolla med min farbror som är snickare och bor i Goteberg, kaske han veta. Jag bor i USA.

Jag är ledsen att jag skriver så dåligt på svenska. Jag talar bättre än jag skriver



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#3 posted 04-15-2014 08:12 PM

Beleve me, I have tried, etc. I have googled lumberyards in Sweden. All I have found that have Cherry, and a lot of them do, they only have up to 2” and that I allready have for the bench. about 17 boards.
All the stuff I have found on ebay is to thin. It just dont feel right to have spent about $2200 in lumber and benchcrafted hardware, and then laminate the end cap.
I’m greatful for all the help I can get, and if someone have a piece to sell me, that would be super.

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#4 posted 04-15-2014 08:41 PM

Not much help, but I’m curious, are woods domestic to America, referred to as exotics abroad?

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#5 posted 04-15-2014 09:31 PM

Hah, I’ve always wondered the same thing lateralus. “Go check over in our pricey exotics section for some aspen”

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#6 posted 04-15-2014 09:40 PM


If you cannot find anywhere to get some over there, perhaps a member on here would be kind enough to ship you out a piece roughly the dimensions you desire. It would be expensive, but it may be the only way to do so.

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#7 posted 04-15-2014 09:46 PM

Kaleb – that’s easy for you to say!

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#8 posted 04-16-2014 01:13 AM

What are the dimensions that you need?

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#9 posted 04-16-2014 06:25 AM

The dimentions for the end cap have to be 3” thick, 30” long and 6” wide.

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#10 posted 04-16-2014 06:31 AM

I would’nt say that Cherry is considered exotic wood in Sweden but it’s not cheap. I was going to make the bench in Pear at first but I had a bit of trouble getting wood that was stored long enough.

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#11 posted 04-18-2014 09:22 PM


I live in sweden and i think that i can help you with your problem .
Last year i got my hands on alot of American cherry .
I bought everyting my supplier had when they decided to close their bussines and i have some thick cherry to.
I live in sothern Sweden

-- Jonas

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#12 posted 04-19-2014 08:07 AM

Hi Jonas,
Sweet! I too live in Southern Sweden, Lund too be exact. Please send me an email so we may do some buisiness.
My email is: [email protected]

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#13 posted 04-19-2014 06:16 PM

This is what I love about the internet. It wasn’t long ago that Jonas and Traktorturbo might never have met, despite being practically neighbors and having such a common interest.

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