I've been told by several wood workers that I'm paying way to much for third
and fourth grade lumber and that I could get much better stuff from the
Amish or Mennonites but for whatever reason aren't willing to give me their
source. Does anyone know where I can get a couple thousand feet of rough
pine and cedar in Southern Ontario?
Dunno about prices or amounts, but you could try Edgewood Lumber in
Hawkesville. Or maybe Welbeck Sawmill near Durham. Waterloo County has a
wealth of small Mennonite and Amish 'pine and oak' furniture makers. I'd
suggest visiting a few and asking where they get their materials.
These are the guys I've talked too and none of them want to give up their
supplier. It's almost like I'm asking them where there favourite "Secret"
fishing hole is. OF course I've been told that I should be able to buy good
kiln dried pine 1 /4+" x 12+" for around 95 cents a foot. I'm not sure
about the cedar. I originally bought a few hundred feet from local lumber
yards and all of it became horrible twisted as it dried. I then bought a
couple thousand feet from a local who has a large kiln but was paying $1.20
a foot. When I'm buying a few thousand feet at a time it makes a big
Copy & paste from another forum:
There are a few that I regularly use. A&M in Cambridge, Hoffmeyers
Mill in Sebringville (near Stratford) and Kevin Shea. (He advertises
in the classified ads section. I have only purchased from Kevin once
so far but I am very pleased with the quality.)
There are a couple in London as well. Philmore Enterprises on Sarnia
Road and there is another just off Quebec St. I can not for the life
of me remember the name. (P&H Hardwoods possibly.)
One of the best suppliers of cedar in the area is, believe it or not,
the Castle building center in Shakespear. They carry more than just
the typical deck lumber.
I'm not the source, but i have had good material from Philmore
Enterprises in Hyde Park (near London)
Solid surface countertops and a little bit of cabinetry for now.
When the big move takes place, I will step up the cabinet side again.
I have a few customers in Forest, in fact, I'm doing an installation
there next week... on Park Lane.
One of your local sign-makers (RJ) is experimenting with sandblasting
Solid Surface material.
You may have done my neighbours place over on "Church" street? If RJ needs
help with the sandblastig let me know I use to work for a large operation in
Sarnia that does custom work and now has six small - huge cabnets with
different medium. Maybe one of these days I'll track you down and we can
grab a Tim's. Wood working is my side "fun" though I seem to be doing a lot
of custom casing, crown and base boards with the new machines. So if you
ever looking for trim drop me a line nlcc REMOVE rod@ REMOVE xcelco.on.ca
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