I'm from the Boston area, and until now, was happy buying my lumber from HD. Went there to pick up some maple, and if I was making propellers, my selection would have been vast. Am tired of having to deal with them.
Can anyone advise me as to where I can go to pick up lumber. Am also wanting to start working with exotics, wood that is not carried by HD.
After years of suffering with hd, their lumber and lack of service, I went to Lowes. Lumber quality is better, less of it is damaged and the service has been good.
I will try lowes. Hopefully their lumber will be in better shape. They do not sell cherry or walnut though. Any idea where I can purchase any of that?
Look under "Hardwoods" in the yellow pages. You should find several dealers in your area. If you want some really exotic stuff, try this link that I recently discovered.
Some really fine stuff there.
Try these urls too:
Also check Woodcraft shop in your area. They also carry fine haardwoods. You can browse and purchase.
Try to find a store that sells lumber S3S (Surfaced 3 Sides). That should be a good barometer for value. I have found that wood from HD or Lowes is double the cost of going to my local lumber store.
I used this search in google
boston lumber hardwood -floor
it looks like there are some good hits for you.
If you really want to save money you can do what I do make projects out of pallets!
[ 02-13-2004, 06:30 PM: Message edited by: Mark M ]
Kudos! You are my hero. Just impressive.
I also liked your website. It is coming along pretty good. You should talk to some wood magazine publishers! You have a future as writer/illustrator!! Please don't go commercial for weekender's sake
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