Looking for Select Heart or better, at a good price. Does anyone have a
favorite source around here? Most yards seem to have some, but I have not
found one that specializes in redwood or has particularly attractive prices
or selection. I would be happy to drive a little if that helps.
Try Plywood and Lumber Sales (PALS) in Oakland. They sell wholesale to
cabinet shops and contractors. I get my hardwoods there. If they have
Redwood it will be the best price a retail buyer can get. They are
open Saturdays too. Bad neighborhood but great people and prices.
They other place I get Cedar and construction type lumber is in San
Leandro or Hayward, around there somewhere. Called Golden State or
something along those lines. They are pretty good at giving advice and
prices over the phone. The other place is 84 lumber. Still better than
retail but usually not too helpful. A bunch of wanabee construction
guys who couldn't make it in the real world so they work at the lumber
supplier. You have to deal with there shit but they usually have stock
BTW, how much (approximate) for rough saws FAS 4/4, 6/4 for Red Oak and Hard
Maple? In Kansas City, at Liberty Hardwood rough sawn Red Oak around $1.75 to
$2.75 b/f and Hard Maple starting $2.75 b/f (that was 2 yrs ago before they
moved from Independence to North KC). They have wide selections' dirt-cheap
plywood plus free delivery. They also have stores in other Midwestern States.
Been to Golden States, found mostly construction lumbers, not helpful. Look
around didn't see any Ceder, Red Oak or Hard Maple.
Someone told me Macbeath in Berkeley is pretty cheap, I have not been there yet.
I use these guys, too. And I agree about the neighborhood. But good
people, and good product, at very competitive prices.
I can never get into Macbeath in Berkeley. Parking sucks. But they have
been there 50+ years, and they sponsor Norm on PBS...
I have abuddy who builds fences for a living. Walked away from the banking
business 30 years ago, because it was driving him crazy. He's the goto
fence guy in Contra Costa County. He uses Diablo Timbers, or something
like that, a wholesale only yard up in American Canyon, just north of
Vallejo. Really nice product, if you're the right customer.
> Someone told me Macbeath in Berkeley is pretty cheap, I have not been
> there yet.
SFWIW, Here in L/A, Macbeath has been totally non competitive, everytime
I've asked for a quote.
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