two-inch thick stock for chair seats

I just called my wood dealer, but he doesn't carry any 2" thick stock lumber. I'm specifically looking for kiln-dried eastern white pine (would settle for Popular or other soft wood) to make wooden chair seats. What do other woodworkers do? Glue up sandwiched 1.5" stock then surface plane?
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I don't know where you live, but I was at a dealer in Seattle today and they had most types of hardwood up to 12/4 and common types in 16/4. I would find a new dealer in your area. If there is nothing local you can get what you need from the web.
Bob McBreen
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What's the name of the dealer. I'm in Auburn. Always looking for a good source.

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Cross Cut Hardwood on 1st Ave South. Yesterday I was really disappointed with their figured wood. I was looking for some dense birds eye maple but walked away empty. They did have plenty of 12/4 and 16/4 maple, cherry, poplar, and others.
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wrote:

I'd like to see your selections near Knoxville, TN area. Nothing like that at Jeffries. A maple seat sounds good, for sure maple chair sticks--turns absolutely beautiful. I'm reluctant buying on the web, not seeing what I'm getting. I may decide to do some glueups of clear eastern pine as I have a DJ-20 and can use knot-free selections.
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Thanks. I have heard of them but haven't been up there yet.

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Phisherman wrote:

I'd find another wood dealer. My local supplier stocks poplar (and many other species) up to 12/4. Take a look at their web site, they will ship anywhere.
http://www.advantagelumber.com /
-- Jack Novak Buffalo, NY - USA (Remove "SPAM" from email address to reply)
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Why pine? Splits fairly easily. Elm, or maybe yellow birch my choice. Probably yellow birch because I have more of it, as should any specialty supply.
FWIW, I've seen commercial glued exactly as you mention. With the joints offset, makes up for some of the weakness of the pine. Now if only they could overcome the mortise deformity that racking produces, the chair might stay tight a bit longer.

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I'm not surprised. 2" thick pine (most species) will just be an exercise in futility as it twists and cups. If you did find it in a good stable condition, then I'd expect it to be a high pricetag item, as pine of that grade, tight enough to be good for furniture, is rare.
I also can't see pine as a useful chair base. I use elm, even though wide elm is damn near unavailable in Europe.
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Right.
Clear white pine (P. strobus) at a buck-fifty a foot is outrageously high. I don't buy wider than 13", because that's the capacity of my planer.
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.,,a wood place that doesn't carry anything at all in 8/4 thickness seems odd. My experience here in New England is most places will have most of the usual domestic cabinet woods in 4/4, 5-6/4, and 8/4 most of the time, plus 12 or 16/4 for certain species. Ditto mahogany. Exotics and odd ducks, like beech, tend to be 4/4, plus--only sometimes--greater thicknesses. I've never seen poplar thicker than 6/4 (admittedly, never looked for it either), but 8/4 eastern white pine is certainly available. Granted, these are specialist dealers and shops that sell stock as a sideline, not everyday lumberyards. Even so, they're pretty common. you might check www.woodfinder.com for sources local to you. I've found it very helpful
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On 19 Nov 2003 12:41:42 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Woodstock) wrote:

Nice searchable website. Thanks!
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