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    I'm looking for cheaper rough cut lumber for projects, and a higher quality/variety of cabinet grade plywood than offered by Lowes/HD. We live in southern Maryland (stationed at Andrews AFB) Calvert county. I have asked the local hardware stores and some neighbors and say they have heard of a saw mill in the local area but are always unsure of it's location. We have ventured to "Exotic Lumber" by Annapolis with good success and a great variety but the price for domestic seems higher than what a local sawmill may offer. I have also heard that there may be a place in Alexandria V.A.? Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thanks
    Last edited by jcmbs; 02-11-2009, 04:22 AM.

  • #2
    Re: Lumber in MD vicinity

    Smoot Lumber in Alexandria has quality wood but comes at a steep price.

    Try Gallegher & Hughley in northwest D.C.


    • #3
      Re: Lumber in MD vicinity

      Smoot's is nice...but it's way pricey! They want to sell high-end trim and moldings. But if you're looking for exotic woods, Smoot's will have it.

      I did a quick search, and some of these might have what you're looking for:

      B & G Lumber CO
      55 Lumber Mill Lane, Elkton, MD 21921

      Beckman Lumber CO
      421 Maple Avenue, Oakland, MD 21550

      Blickenstaff Logging
      12811 Brandenburg Hollow Road, Myersville, MD 21773

      Blue Ribbon Lumber LLC
      275 Blue Ribbon Road, Oakland, MD 2155

      BY Lumber Company
      4770 Crain Highway, White Plains, MD 20695

      Charlotte Hall Lumber CO Inc
      Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

      Chestertown Lumber CO
      805 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620

      Clements Sawmill
      951 Ridge Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771

      E S Adkins & CO
      801 N Salisbury Boulevard # 110, Salisbury, MD 21801

      There's a lot to check out there. Wish I could point you to one or the other. There's also an Amish settlement across the river (way down Rt. 4 and across the bridge) that has it's own saw mill. As soon as I can get some more definite information about where they are, I'll let you know. Another good way to find people and places is to go to craft shows and ask the woodworkers there where they get their lumber.

      Good luck with your projects!!
      I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.


      • #4
        Re: Lumber in MD vicinity

        Just a little FYI in case it helps anyone.

        Elkton, MD is almost at the DE/MD line off US40 not far from I-95.

        Oakland is way out west in Garrett county near the Ohio boarder. A beautiful area but a loooooong tuff drive from Southern, MD out there.

        Myersville and Mount Airy aren't far from Frederick, MD

        Charlotte Hall and White Plains are in Southern, MD

        Chestertown is the other side (DE side) of the bay and then a good run north. It's home to the oldest still standing court house in Maryland !!!

        Salisbury isn't far (on the way actually) from Ocean City, MD

        Question: Do you need a nice birch faced plywood or just a better grade than say D-C or D-B like what Home Depot & Lowes junk is? Most good lumber yards should have some where one side is grade A and the other B or C.
        Last edited by Woussko; 02-11-2009, 02:24 PM.


        • #5
          Re: Lumber in MD vicinity

          Here are a few places closer to you that you may want to contact.

          Carrick & Gabbe Lumber Company
          1005 Crain Highway (Rt 301)
          Bowie, MD 20716
          (301) 249-7400

          Dunkirk Supply Inc.
          Route 4 Skinners Turn Road
          Dunkirk, MD 20754
          (410) 257-6262
          (This place used to have interesting hardware store stuff and was fun to visit.)

          Leena Hardwoods Incorporated
          1113 Rutlandview Drive
          Davidsonville, MD 21035
          (410) 798-5606

          The J F Johnson Lumber Company
          3120 Solomons Island Road
          Edgewater, MD 21037
          (410) 956-0400

          I don't know these places that well, so it would be a good idea to call before heading out.
          Last edited by Woussko; 02-11-2009, 02:35 PM.