Does anyone have a good source for Cedar or Cypress, within an hour or
so drive of Hartford, CT? Downes and Reader, outside of Boston, seems a
Woodfinder pops up the usual bunch of Woodcraft stores, CWG, and Harris,
none of which currently stock what I need. The Wood Rack dosen't stock
Not within an hour's drive, but.............
Specialty Woods in Ottsville, PA has a warehouse FULL of cypress,
cedar, and just about everything else.
Good prices and worth the trip.
Here's their site:
Around my area none of the hardwood dealers have cedar but the non-Borg
building supply/lumber places do carry it as its often used for fencing.
A quick "Google" search turns up a number of possibilities. See:
Thanks, I know who a lot of those guys are. They just don't actually
*have* what they list. <G> Any awful lot of them only list cedar
because they can get pre-fab cedar fences and siding. You'd swear
unprepared cedar lumber was unobtanium lately. Ipe, PVC, etc... seem to
If Kellogg dosen't work out, my usual furniture wood guy has offered to
get me what I need on his next wholesale load, or I'll head up to D&R in
Last year when I looked in our area, D & R was the only place that had any
cypress. Two years ago I got some from CWG, but they were never able to
re-stock. They said it was difficult to get cypress for various reasons
from poor conditions for harvesting to flat out high prices for mediocre
quality. I ended up using Spanish Cedar from CWG though.
Are you aware that Woodfinder is much like the Yellow Pages? The
vendors that are listed paid to be there. That one doesn't show up is
the fault of the vendor who elected not to pay to be listed, not
Woodfinder. It's not fair to blame Woodfinder if you can't find a
source when it's the source that didn't use all the advertising
resources available to them who "blew it."
Let me rephase my subject as "Woodfinder stinks at convincing the
vendors in my area to use it." <G>
I usually have no problems finding wood via the ads in the back of
"Woodshop News", but in this case, I thought I'd see if Woodfinder had
gotten better than the last time I tried it, and possibly get me a
better source for a specific product.
Copper Beech has exactly what I need, and Northhampton is an easy
trip. I've never heard of them, so I appreciate your tip on a new
Do you know if Rex does retail? I always thought they were a
wholesaler, and I only need about 100 bf.
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