Places to buy lumber in the St. Louis area?

Been flipping around the yellow pages and web sites, decided to ask here as well. Does anybody live in or near the St. Louis (MO) area and have any recommendations for where to go for woods? Closest place I can find is in south city and it's a looooong drive from where I live and work (west county).
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On Fri, 22 Aug 2003 19:22:54 +0000, Steve wrote:

Excellent, thanks! I work on Lindbergh between Page and Olive, anything near that area is perfect. Where is Action Hardwoods at? I'm checking the yellow pages and I don't see it.
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I guess you've been to Woodcraft on Olive? Action Hardwood is off Big Bend just east of Lindbergh. (Kirkwood) It's in a not so great neighborhood though I've never had any trouble. 238 Meacham 63122 http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=6pgI1Op_0TrNjd_QIYvGvtOFpdU-&cszc122&country=us
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He opens at 8:00 am. Last week he was saying that he wants to be out of the building by the end of the month. Show up bright and early (with cash) and you might just walk away with a deal.
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There's A+ Hardwoods south on 55, just past Arnold. I stopped by a couple of weeks ago. Looks like a great selection, pricing I don't really know. I didn't buy any lumber, just wanted to see what they had. Extremely nice gentleman that runs it, seemed to be truly interested in helping me find out about their place even knowing that I'm a recreational woodworker.
Already mentioned Action (didn't know they were going out of business) and St. Charles Hardwoods and St. Louis Hardwoods. Haven't been to any of these three, but my step father really likes St. Louis Hardwoods in Kirkwood.
There is also a St. Louis Hardwoods about 1/2 mile south of 70 on hwy.94. Been there, okay selection. A St. Charles Hardwoods on Mid Rivers Mall Dr. out in St. Peters. Been there, good industrial selection of woods. Not very assistable staff.
Schaller Hardwoods is north of 270 on 55. You actually get to it from Lindbergh near 55. I think the name of the street is Green Park. I haven't been there. It might be a good place to go by the looks of their website if they allow 'recreational' purchases. http://www.schallerhardwood.com /
There's 'The Wood & Shop' on north Lindbergh. It's across from Boeing just north of the airport. Good wood selection, especially exotics. Bought from them. http://www.woodnshop.com /
The Woodworker's Store (I think Rockler outlet) on St. Charles Rock Road. It can be gotten by 70 going west on the rock road or from 270 going east onto the rock road. Its on the north side near a large music store. Been there a number of times. Good hardware and tool selections, limited wood.
That's about all I know of. BTW, I moved from O'fallon, MO to South County last September.
-- Tim -------- See my page @ http://www.wood-workers.com/users/timv/ (seriously needs updating)
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Ben Siders wrote:

Have you tried woodfinder.com?
Scott
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We went up to St. Louis yesterday. We live in Jackon, Mo. just outside of Cape Girardeau. Anyway went to Woodcraft and picked up the PC 12" Dovetail jig, brass bushings and some finishing supplies. Got to play around with the Leigh jig a little while wiping the slobber off my chin. Those guys are always friendly, helpful and don't laugh at my stupid questions. Then followed wife around TGMax. We was going to go to Rockler but it was just to hot so we headed back out of town and stopped at Festus to load up on slidders (for me, she hates them). Didn't know there were that many from the rec that lived in St. Louis. Maybe sometime when I head up there several of us could meet up somewhere for some lunch and some bull.
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On Sat, 23 Aug 2003 01:20:47 +0000, Mike S. wrote:

That'd be fun. I'm a total n00b but if I was available I'd show up for some eats. I live about 3 blocks from that Woodcraft store, the guys in there are super-friendly, super-helpful, and they're very patient with newbie questions. We tried to find the Rockler up on the Rock Road and couldn't figure out where it was. It was damned hot so I gave up and went back home. There's a White Castle near Woodcraft next time you're here. Go East on Olive to 270, take it North to Dorsett East, White Castle is a few blocks down on the north side.
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That's Action Hardwood now (used to be West County Hardwood). The city is going to try and turn the building into a community center but they don't have much of a plan in place. He didn't want to get caught up in the problems and decided the easiest thing to do would be to pack it in. He's closing up and going to work for St. Charles Hardwood (on Gravois) as a consultant of sorts.
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Well, there's not one north of Appleton for me, either. But I've got lots of local sawyers and a drying rack in the garage. Means no walnut, because I'm too far north, but the selection isn't all that bad.

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