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Old 12-03-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Just curious if you all buy your wood local or on line. I have a Woodcraft close and for 1/4" x4" x 30" piece it's anywhere from $18 to $28. Does that sound about right.
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Woodcraft's woods are frightfully expensive compared to that purchased other places. Do you have a Lowes anywhere nearby? If not, there are several good wood suppliers online that have reasonable prices although shipping is not always cheap. Check out Ocooch, Sloans for thin wood and The Handsome Woodman for specialty woods. Good luck.

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Also check out D&D lumber. They are in PA. I use them for all my thin stock and they have a nice selection. You didn't say what type of wood it was that was 18 and up. Lowes and Home depot have MUCH better prices for poplar and red oak.I don't spend that much when I buy 1/4 " x 6" x 36"(in the poplar, the red oak is just a tad higher).
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Those prices are really high. Do some online research, you can do better even with shipping.
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Originally Posted by Sparkey View Post
Just curious if you all buy your wood local or on line. I have a Woodcraft close and for 1/4" x4" x 30" piece it's anywhere from $18 to $28. Does that sound about right.
The price for those boards are for surfaced four sides and finish sanded, Ready to cut boards.
Does your Woodcraft have rough sawn boards? At the Woodcraft in Ventura, Ca. I just bought a 7/8"x 8" x 7' Sapele board for $34. Of course I have to re-saw and plane it down to the thickness I need, but it is a lot more economical than buying the ready to use boards.
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I deal with ocoochhardwoods.com Always great service, and reasonable prices/shipping. Just don't have the room for a planer, and dust control system to plane down rough sawn wood.

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I get better pricing for thin wood online at KenCraft Co. Inc. in Toledo Oh 1/4"T by 6"w by 23" L solid Red Oak for $3.70 per each board.
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You should also troll Ebay, I have found some good deals on wood there too. Just be mindful of the shipping charges.
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I too buy online from Ocooch Hardwoods. Good prices and never a problem.
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I have noticed that wood prices have been on the rise. There is a Lowes & Home Depot around here, and both of them are about the same price for the wood that you want. I would say that the price is about right, unless you cut out the "middle man."

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