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    Ok been searching and searcing mabey someone can help me im looking to buy some hardwood boards 1/2 atleast 12"wide and 12"long cant find anything that wide on the web. i live in cetral N.J so if u know any local stores or web stores it would be a great help.

    Types of wood im looking for
    Hard Maple
    Walnut
    Cherry
    Mahogany

    Thanks in adavance for the replys.

  • #2
    I'd go to www.woodfinder.com
    Its an online database that lets you search for woods by location.

    Bob
    www.GrobetUSA.com

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    • #3
      Try Heritage. There address is www.heritagewood.com.

      I've gotten wood from them in the past in those dimensions and been very happy with it.

      Good luck.

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      • #4
        I just ordered some wood from D&D, one of this magazines advertisers. They are just across the PA border.

        I called them and they were very accomodating on the phone. He needed to glue up some boards for me to get the width I wanted and did not charge me for the process. I have not received them yet but I will let you know how they come out.
        Dan

        -Just do'in the best I can every day

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        • #5
          I got the holly I used for the wood review from D&D...which I found using woodfinder <Grin>

          Bob
          www.GrobetUSA.com

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          • #6
            I'm surprised there isn't someone local in the yellow pages. Those are all very standard woods. I don't know if you have Menard's there, but we do here, they are a big box store same as Lowe's and Home Depot. Menards definitely has those boards here. Mail order certainly works, but I prefer to select the boards in person whenever possible. Always ask your local lumber yard about the Amish too, because there is always an Amish mill in the area, especially in the NY/NJ/PA areas...they are always the cheapest too. In my area, one of the local tree trimming companies has a woodmizer and a small kiln where they dry and sell lumber too, and they are cheaper than a lumber company.
            Oh, and there's a good chance that you have a Woodcraft store in your area, which also sells these lumbers plus some exotics. check their website, they have a store locator too.
            Jeff Powell

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            • #7
              wood is standerd but the size arent the only thickness i can find in the width i want is 1 inch not half

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              • #8
                4/4 is the normal thickness of wood. Before I had a planer, I used to take my wood to a cabinet shop and pay them to plane it down. There is also a lumber yard in my area that mills wood to different thicknesses. The lumber yard charges a $20 minimum, but they can plane down about 1000 feet per hour in their double sided skip planer.
                A local cabinet shop is a better plan though because it is an opportunity to make a new friend. I made friends with a guy this way, and now he gives me all kinds of scraps of oak, maple, cherry and walnut. I use them as is or glue them back together and plane them into new boards. The boards he gives me are the best too, because they are boards with figure, knots, curls...the stuff that I has character which can't be used in a kitchen cabinet. I don't use knots, but the wood next to a knot generally has some nice character. He cuts all these sections out and throws them in a pile for me. He has a huge drum sander that he lets me use really cheap too for those big panels, or impossible to plane figured exotics. I don't have alot of money to support my intarsia hobby, and I sure don't make any money doing it, so I have become quite the expert at finding free wood.
                Jeff Powell

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                • #9
                  Sorry, don't know of any ready sources for lumber like that either, but sounds to me like you are in need of a bandsaw and planer. These 2 tools are invaluable to the scroller because suddenly you aren't limited to commercially available stock sizes. Buy rough lumber, salvage lumber, scraps, etc from whatever source you can find (some of it free, most of it much cheaper than paying retail for finished stock) and make it the size you want.

                  I know that these 2 tools represent a pretty sizeable investment and you may not be able to justify it, but you should be able to score both for about the same $$ as a top of the line scrollsaw (Hegner, RBI, Excalibur, etc). If you can find a used bandsaw, all the better.

                  Good luck, HTH
                  Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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