check out the local cabinet supply shops. I get a lot of my lumber at one.
The plusses are nice lumber and decent prices. The minus is that they cannot
do anything except sell you a piece of wood as it sits in their warehouse.
They can't cut it to length, plane it or whatever. I've taken to keeping a
handsaw behind the seat of my truck. Often the boards I want are 16' long, and
my 6' truck bed just can't really handle it.
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On 19 Dec 2003 01:38:43 GMT, email@example.com (J Pagona aka Y.B.) wrote:
I trade part time installation labor for my wood.
If they get behind on a job I will go in at night and work on it.
I work with computers so it's a nice break to make a few bucks smacking in
I get wholesale wood prices against $40 a hour labor AND I get barrels of trim
pieces free as well.
Thanx. I'd forgotten about that option.
Actually, when I lived in S. central PA, I used to deal w/2 cabinet
shops for my wood. And a big advantage with one (Campbell's) in
particular was that he Would mill it for me. Prices were pretty good
also. Snyder's was pretty good too but a little pricier and a little
more reluctant to mill. But still ok as an alternative.
Problem I have now is that I only get up there on weekends and don't
want to impose upon the guy unless I have a larger order (which
usually requires a truck...)..
On 19 Dec 2003 01:38:43 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (J Pagona aka Y.B.)
Cabinet shops are also an option, but what I meant was the wholesalers who sell
plywood, hardwood, plastic laminate and lumber to the cabinet shops. Most of
them also sell to the general public. If you have a large order, they also
make deliveries (although delivery policies probably vary from store to store.
There may be a minimum order or a delivery charge.)
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Why thanx for asking.
I make contemporary furniture kinda sporadicaly, lately, veeery
sporadically, and have this itch to try my hand at jewelry boxes (but
am working on a unique and functional design). I also do
Combination of sheet goods and solid woods. I haven't had a customer
willing to pay for solid cherry or oak carcasses, and haven't been
"inspired" to do solid cherry cabinetry for myself yet. Some smaller
pieces (like cd racks) are all sold wood, of course.
The entertainment center I'm trying to finish (kinda like Larry's bow
saw, though I have a long way to wait to catch up to him - I've only
been at it 2 years) will have a pair of raised panel solid cherry
pocket doors. Part of the hang up is I keep changing minor design
details (liek the crown). But, I think I've settled on a final
version, and in fact was trying to order some 6/4 cherry for side
"pillars" - kinda pseudo raised panel - (to 'reinforce' the ply sides,
which are tending to bow out in the 4' high tv space) when this to-do
started. Hoping to finish by New Year.
Lately I've been occupied with all sorts of stuff (like carpentry, but
also life), not all voluntary, that keeps me away from the shop. Good
news is that I've probably had my fill of Habitat for Humanity so
won't be building or designing or anything else for 'em.
Sorry - I tend to ramble... Next time you'll be more carefull asking
knowing the long winded response. :-)
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 20:52:23 -0500 (EST), email@example.com
I've been hanging around for about a year now - haven't posted anything for
quite awhile though. I just have a casual observation...
Human nature is so dad-gummed fascinating. Why is it that the one person who
always seems to make a fool of himself insists on continuing to make a fool of
himself. I especially like the Mensa-wannabe vs. the direct, no-nonsense
Unfortunately, I don't fall into either catagory. I usually just sit back and
watch the show when the words start flying. Although, if I get really riled up,
I might respond with a "you to buddy"
Someone smarter than me once said, "The empty barrel makes the most noise."
Seems somewhat appropriate here.
It's only sarcasm folks, or is it?
Hey, join in; the water's fine! Don't be a wallflower all your life!
Have you got a real NAME?
Disclaimer. god, I hate these! The above was a J O K E. as in "don't
take me seriously".
Renata: I can say that Steve Wall is a good guy to deal with, when I lived in
NC I used to go up to Mayodan and buy wood. My buddy ordered stock shipped,
and they always gave him nice picks, and he never complained, so I'd give Wall
a vote of confidence. His prices are competitive as well. Good luck.
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