Anyone know of a place that sells hardwood at reasonable prices in Toronto?
I priced some red oak today, while I was picking up some odds and ends for
my project. Holy Crap Batman, they wanted $73 for a 1*8*8. Not to mention
$4.00 for some sickly 2*4.
Home Depot has it in Ottawa - S4S for $44.64 Assuming you can find a
nice looking board... I usually have to dig. I can't see there
being such a big price difference between Ottawa & TO, unless yours
was extra special stuff.
A 1 x 8 x 6 runs $33.47
A 1 x 2 x 8 runs $19.92
That doesn't include the 15% we pay to our elected friends.
This link to suppliers is kind of old, but it still works. You can source
out a few of these companies depending on where you're located in Canada.
It's well worth the trip down to Cambridge. I get most of my wood
there. Last time, someone from Michigan was loading a big trailer with
Black Walnut. It's best to go on a weekday, if you can swing it.
What Phil said.
The last time I was actually in the shop, they had a huge chunk (like
3'x8'xmaybe 4") of Brazilian Rosewood. With a sign on it that said "If you
have to ask, you can't afford it."
I didn't ask.
If you don't mind a 30 minute drive up the 404, you should check out
the Century Mill on Stouffville Road about 200 metres east of Kennedy
or you can visit http://www.centurymill.com/ I love the place and they
have a couple of rooms filled with off-cuts of many hardwoods and
exotics at prices that don't take your breath away.
I send people there often but I never get any free wood. < sigh >
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