Charlottesville? You must be close to my home. I graduated high school in
Culpeper. Although the military has me stuck in Oklahoma now. Anway,
Woodcraft opened a new store in Virginia Beach around the middle of
December. I know they carry exotics, but I'm not sure what their pricing
is. I'll check with my father also (he's in the Northern Neck). He makes
gun stocks, and might know some places.
You might try Yukon Lumber in VA Beach. I was there earlier this month and
they have some really nice stuff, but you will have to call them for prices
as they don't list them on their website. http://www.yukonlumber.com /
You might want to try Dunlap Woodcrafts in Chantilly -
They have a large supply of maple, oak, cherry, other US hard and soft
woods, rarely exotics. They supply most of the re-enactors gunstocks in
the area, do their own kiln drying. ASk for Wayne or either of the
Daniels. No connection other than delighted long-term customer.
Dave in Fairfax
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I am an extreme newbie, but here is my 2 cents...
I have bought a little domestic stuff from siewers, and I thought that
they were a little on the high $$ side (I only bought domestics).
There is a Woodcraft store in Richmond, and from my conversations with
one the employees there I learned that they get their domestics from
Northland (I assume the one in Troy) and their exotics from the
Woodcraft warehouse. I was also told they get their normal stock (and
I assume lumber) trucks on Mondays. They usually have a few exotics,
but I would call first to see what kind of quantity. Seems (to me) to
be decent quality stuff. I bought some purpleheart for $4 bd. ft. last
month and hacked it up really nice.
I will be watching this thread closely to see what other places people
Here is the link to the Woodcraft store in Richmond, if you hop on
I-64, you will be there in no time.
Thanks for the input. I live in the west end of Richmond. What I have
learned through experience... Northland Forrest has great prices on
domestic, decent stock. Siewers is very high but has good wood. Yukon in
Norfolk has the exotic stuff, but prices it weird, by the piece not by the
board foot, and they are kinda high. I bought some Zebrawood veneer from
them for $69 later found it online for apx. $35. Woodcraft has limited
stock so you can't be choosy. BTW, I wish they would stop sending me thank
you cards, wife is getting concerned that they know me, lol.
There have been some new ones in this post that I will try.
Off topic, but does anyone in Va. have a nice bandsaw that I can hire in
case I need to do some resawing? I am holding out for a Laguna, but might
need some done before I can drop the cash.
This thread brings up an interesting point for everyone who harbors the
misconception that Virginia is a small state too. Springfield, Zion
Crossroads, Troy, Culpepper, Richmond, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Winchester,
Charlottesville... Ain't a one o' them places within 100 miles of my
house, and most are a good bit further yet.
(No, I don't know of any place good. We have a small dealer in town with a
small amount of expensive, frequently crooked stuff. Not worth the drive
for you, but at least I don't have to drive 1-200 miles to go there. :)
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
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On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:42:20 -0500, "ClemsonDave"
I am in charlottesville and have cherry, walnut, cedar and aromatic
cedar let me know if you are interested we'll arrange for you to come
over and take a look.
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