Is there any good lumber shop in Dallas/Fort Worth area?

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08-20-2009 05:41 AM

Does any of you North Texas woodworker have a good source of lumber? I used to go to Austin Hardwoods (off of Royal Lane near LBJ Fwy) for almost 20 years, and then they got bought up by Blue Linx, and finally went out of business. I haven’t found anything with comparable selection and price. Any suggestions?

-- Planesmooth from TX

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 02:12 PM

Barney Robinson (sp?) on the east side of FtW. Nice selection and priced pretty well. I had never been to Austin Hdwd, so I don’t know how it compares.

On the N Side of FtW is the Plywood Co (, OK selection of lumber, but a great selection of sheet goods.

Sorry, don’t get over to the Dallaas side of things to often.

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 03:46 PM


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#4 posted 08-20-2009 03:53 PM

What KRAIG said. I buy LOTS of lumber from them


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#5 posted 08-20-2009 04:10 PM

The Hardwood Lumber Co. over on Goodnight Lane is okay. It is off Northwest Highway and I-35E. They used to have a huge selection and pricing wasn’t too bad. In the past couple years the selection hasn’t been as good (but still good) and prices started too climb. About a year ago they had a lot (and I mean a lot) of cherry for 2.40/bd. ft. It was all about 6’ long however. Call ahead before you go over on a Saturday becuase their hours vary.

Woodworld, near 75 and Midpark, has a very nice selection of lumber, some plywood, a lot of turning blocks and pen blanks. They also have a great selection of veneers. They are expensive but very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

Thanks for posting the question, I look forward to checking out the other two mentioned.

-- NorthWoodsMan

#6 posted 08-20-2009 07:11 PM

There are Rockler stores in Arlington and Mesquite .

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#7 posted 08-21-2009 03:41 AM


Thanks for the pointer. I’ll scout them out next time I need lumber.

-- Planesmooth from TX

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 03:58 PM

Just moved to McKinney, so I thought I’d give this a bump and see if there are any more recommendations.

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