Ain't the internet amazing? not only can you learn about foriegn
lands, but also the town next door. If you're willing to sift through
Also, I've heard the Reeds sells the pre-mixed shellac, if you're into
I don't know if it has moved (I've only been here since '95). But if
you want to get there from C-burg; Take 460 to Prices Fork towards
campus. Make a left at the light by Wendy's. Make a left at the first
road allowed (almost directly across Main St. from Advance Auto).
Heavener's the first buisiness on the left. Down the road and across
the street is their wood storage shed (good place for free pallets if
needed). Rental center is around the corner.
Heavener just purchased the house next door and demo'd it. Now there
is new steel on the Heavener bldg. I can hardly wait to see what goes
Both Reeds and Heavener are absolutely woderful to deal with . The
selection, employees, and even the price on 90% of the stuff in there
beats the Borgs hands down.
Yeah, it's amazing, and yet somehow also slightly sad. Part of it is my job
though. I spend more than 90% of my working hours completely alone. It
sure is different from my old job, standing around in the parking lot after
work and drinking beer, going over to people's houses for dinner and stuff.
I'm tooling up to get into box making. Haven't actually done anything fancy
yet, but I'm heading that way. When I do, I think I will finally give
shellac a try.
I still haven't managed to get to either place since this topic came up. I
have an excuse for shopping at Lowe's so much though. I live behind
Play-it Again Sports, and Lowe's is clearly the choice for a quick hop. I
have to go through a lot more stop lights to get anywhere else, including
the Despot. I can get to Lowe's and only have to go through two of them.
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In Bedford County, the 2001 phone book has these listings (under Sawmills, all
540 AC): Ashwell Lumber Co., Huddleston, 297-8954; WJ Cox & Son Sawmill,
Moneta, 297-5818; Smith Mountain Land & Lumber, Huddleston, 297-1205 (I bought
a load of walnut from them almost a decade ago...good wood, but not something
they have often, and I'm not sure they cut anything but bridge timbers any
more); TNT Sawmill, Goode, 586-4466; R. L. Woolfolk Sawmill, Goode, 586-2407.
I don't have the new book with me. Somewhere in there you should find some
green lumber at rational prices. Too, there are at least 2 others I know of
that are still in business, but don't list their phones under Sawmills.
Basically, they're so busy they can't deal with small orders except from old
customers and friends.
In Concord, VA, there's Naked Creek Lumber Co., advertising furniture grade
hardwoods. Appointment only. 800-660-0182. Kind of out of the district, but
what the hey. Moneta Farm Service MIGHT have some hardwoods: I've never checked
there so don't know. 297-5558.
Wholesale lumber out of Rustburg comes from Lenwood Builders--they use your
Campbell-Payne in Lynchburg might also have some hardwoods. 804-847-8803.
Obviously, in all these cases, a call before a drive makes sense.
"Men willingly believe what they wish."
Julius Caesar, De Bello Gallico
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