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Old 07-02-2015, 09:49 PM
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Wow! That store is impressive. I have to say I am shocked at the prices for nice cherry. I have a lot of curly cherry right now. It makes me want to put a dead bolt on my shop door.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:44 AM
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As a Mid size cabinet plant We chuck a good 40-60 k $$ of great offall in the dumpster a year, it builds up so fast storing or reusing becomes redundant,

it has slowed a bit but many of the local hobbiest would come on Saturday mornings and dumpster dive for all kinds of good wood, do not be afraid to ask your local shops, the real small ones may be less inclined but the larger ones may be more generous.
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:09 PM
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I am looking for Curly Maple near Valdosta, GA. I need 6/4 rough cut at least 7" wide and 8 to 12 foot long. I have purchased from Peach State Lumber near Atlanta in the past, but would like to find something closer.
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:41 AM
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most distributors and mills only sort for curly in 4/4 material. hearne hardwoods would be someone to check out... high $ though.
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:57 PM
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Where are you in NE Pennsylvania? I run a cabinet shop in Stroudsburg. In addition to buying lumber from dedicated hardwood dealers like Downes & Reader (now Rugby) and Lewis Lumber, we also buy from a number of local sawmills. There's a nice little mill in Lake Ariel, called William Polley Woodworking. If you're close to New Jersey, you can try Castners in Stillwater. Both of them sell hardwood for very reasonable prices. The selection depends on whatever they've been cutting, but sometimes they have interesting woods like sassafras, butternut and others.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:04 PM
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For domestics, what others have suggested or a local sawmill.
[Craigslist can work sometimes too]

For exotics [and some domestics], I have found some great deals at Woodcraft/Rockler [if any are local to you].
True, sometimes you will go into sticker shock other times just the opposite, just got a huge plank of Honduras mahogany, 8 ft jaw dropping specimen for $45, easily a $150 board.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:57 PM
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I am looking for Curly Maple near Valdosta, GA. I need 6/4 rough cut at least 7" wide and 8 to 12 foot long. I have purchased from Peach State Lumber near Atlanta in the past, but would like to find something closer.
We buy curly maple from Florida Southern Plywood in Jacksonville, Florida. The deliver to GA on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:06 AM
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there are two places that I get mine from fortunately I drive there to pick it up but they do ship it. Niagara lumber and Advantage lumber, both are in the Buffalo N.Y. area. Nia. Lum is outside in a town called East Aurora and the other is in Buffalo itself both about 20 minutes from home. Both carry some beautiful cherry which most of my furniture is made with.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:29 PM
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Thanks for all the replies regarding Curly Maple. I happened to be in The Atlanta area today, so I stopped by Peach State Lumber and they have been out of Curly Maple for 6 months. I sat in my car and called every hardwood distributor that I could find in the Atlanta area and got the same answer, they were out. I found one 5 foot board in Concord Ga, but it was too narrow for my needs. Has there been a run on Curly Maple that I didn't hear about? The distributors were a little baffled as well.
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I don't know...but I think it may have something to do with beetle infestations and other invasive insects. There are diseases that wipe them out too.

If you believe in *puff-puff-pass* climate change, that's another thing people are quoting about lower maple lumber production. Less production means less chances for figured lumber since it's a numbers game.

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