Rest assured it's everywhere.
Needed enough cherry for three 1/4" X 3/4" by 48" strips for inlaying a
table top. Sent SWMBO by the local hardwood place to pickup one cherry board
between five and six feet long and two to three inches wide. She comes back,
to spec, with a cherry 1" X 2" X 5' piece and hands me the invoice for $9.00
... that's $10+/bf!
I'm already starting to view my "scrap pile" in a new light ...
Yes he is, a very nice guy with excellent prices. Nice selection of wood
All the hardwood dealers in Raleigh, that I know of, are excessively
expensive (2-3X the price of other hardwood dealers in the state)
Thanks Art, I had forgotten he was out there. his prices are more in
line with the hardwood store (some higher, many lower) and I will have
to give him a try. Do you know the volume he keeps on hand?
I had exactly the same experience on mahogany. The worst part is that
they are the better of the hardwood dealers in Raleigh, but I won't buy
from them again. I either go to Gibsonville or in a pinch I'll use East
There is also TE Johnson in Four Oaks, but when I went looking for walnut
he sent me out to look. His wood is stored outside (acres) and has turned
so grey I had a tough time telling species apart. He would probably be a
good choice for construction grade hardwood.
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