Not really large amounts...one thing I'd like to make a kitchen countertop,
style, about 2 ft wide, 8-10 feet long. I'm told maple would be best, but I'm
learning about this so I'm open to any kind of wood, though I like the look of
can go anywhere in LA, although Orange County would be a bit far, but East LA,
Valley, South LA are within range.
Santa Monica House of Hardwoods was my mainstay but here are my new favs
based on selection and price
Assuming Los Angeles
1. Ganahl Lumber --Main lot in Anaheim has an excellent selection of
domestic HWs, very few exotics. They stock mangaris cypress, hickory. The
prices at Ganahl are [in my recent shopping trips] have been about 30%
cheaper than the local Santa Monica House of Hardwoods. SMH of HW used to be
2. Lane Stanton Vance City of Industry
Good selection of domestics not as deep as Ganahl but they have better
selection of exotics. Prices on domestics comparable to Ganahl.
3. Bonhoff in downtown LA. Carries rough stock, no experience with them but
heard they have a good selection of both imports and exotics at rough stock
I have word file with other places and maps if your interested
Actually that would be good if you could, I live up north from LA and
make trips south to visit family, that list would be good if you could zip
it and upload it to > alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking < would be great.
We have one place up here, "Soboba woods", pretty good place.
Alex - newbie_neander in woodworking
Second that recommendation. I've only been to the Anaheim store, but
FWIW they also have stores in Buena Park and Los Alamitos that might
be closer depending on exactly where in LA OP's starting point is.
Joey, this is just what I was looking for. Yes, I'd like to see your word file
could send it to me. Here's my email:
email@example.com. I'm in Topanga area so anything closer than Anahein would
better. Price is an issue for me, but I'll check SM House of Hardwoods just
Far West Plywood, in the northerly end of the valley, carries some
milled hardwoods (in spite of their name), and I've gotten good deals
there in the past. They are also very helpful in figuring out best
kinds of sheet goods for a particular (NOT MDF, heh heh) project.
Woodfinder. com may help as well, you can narrow your search to a
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