The Great Lumberyard Census
Link in Bio
As a part of an upcoming article for @popularwoodworking, I'm attempting to collect and curate a selective, well-sourced directory of fine lumberyards. I'd like to source at least part of this list from woodworkers, who know their local resources much better than a google query or a simple directory.
This is a resource I'm building with the intention of sharing- I want everyone, across the country (Canada, you too!) to be able to use the list as a resource.
So I've created a form, the link to which is in my bio. Some qualities that would qualify a lumberyard: •
- Exceptionally broad or well maintained selection (50 species of woods from around the country or the world, or exceptionally straight, well-sawn lumber that is properly graded.) •
- Rare, locally sourced or exotic woods (not just wenge and purpleheart- something out of the ordinary, like Madrone, Live Oak, Masur Birch or Pink Ivory) •
- Dedicated or well-versed staff of woodworkers and sawyers. •
- Large slab or live edge inventory, geared towards woodworkers (not $10,000 slabs pre-finished aimed at interior designers- real, rough cut or flitch sawn lumber at woodworker prices). •
For every (usable, helpful) entry, you will be entered into the drawing for a small, carefully selected box of quality, hard to find woods from my shop. This will include Lilac, Pink Ivory, Snakewood, Lignum Vitae, and more exceptional woods, small pieces that would be great for inlay, accent and small work.
You can enter more than once- but please make each entry count. I don't want to see Home Depot or a contractor supply yard in the list. I will be going through each location before the drawing is done! Also, please only nominate lumberyards you have visited. I'm looking for your local lumberyard, where you go to get the best wood in your neck of the woods.
Thanks so much, in advance, for your help. I believe this will make a great resource for all of us!
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