Wood Suppliers

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    Joseph Sellers

    Hi everyone,

    This is a forum thread where we can share local knowledge and help people to find hardwood, or quality softwood, suppliers. I will try to incorporate this into a sort of “link library” eventually but for now please post any wood suppliers that you know of and clearly state where in the world it is (i.e. don’t just say ‘Munich’ chances are that there is a ‘Munich, Florida’).


    Here is what I can contribute:

    Bluelinx Hardwoods
    11353 Mathis Ave, Dallas, TX 75229
    (972) 241-4777

    (it was called ‘Austin Hardwoods’ when I went there)

    Huge selection of all kinds of hardwood, mostly rough sawn. As far as I remember they are quite reasonably priced. They do quantity discounts.


    Richard Williams http://www.rwdl.com/site/, in Llandudno Junction, North Wales (UK).

    Smallish selection but all good quality. Mostly pre-planed. If you ask nicely they will thickness plane wood down to size (there may be a surcharge for this).


    P.S. Please avoid discussion on this thread. Just post information. It will make it harder to navigate if there are non information posts. Feel free to start a new topic to discuss something that was said here.


    I bought the oak to make the table from Paul’s book from this company and found them to be very good. The hardwood is all rough sawn but you can pay them to machine it. They’re based in Warwickshire, UK

    Alscot Timber
    Alscot Park
    Preston On Stour
    CV37 8DZ
    01789 450555

    George Bridgeman

    Here are a couple I’ve used and a couple I haven’t, all from the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire/Warwickshire area:

    Mac Timbers. One guy with his own milling machines – great timber: http://www.mactimbers.co.uk/
    UK Timber. Bought some character grade oak to build a chicken enclosure. Will be trying first grade kiln dried boards soon: http://www.uk-timber.co.uk/
    Whitemores Timber. Primarily trade-oriented but will do their best to cater to private: http://whitmores.co.uk/
    For softwoods, try your local Gibbs and Dandy or Jewson. Check if it’s kiln dried. If it’s not, let it dry out in your shop before using.


    "To know and not do is to not know"


    Watsons Timber Ltd

    Address:Unit 8, Bath St

    NE6 3PH       City/Town:Newcastle Upon Tyne (Tyne And Wear)

    Main phone:      0191 2638499


    Joseph, I think the Bluelinx has gone out of business in Dallas, Tx.   I do a little business with Mike McMahan at Central Hardwoods Specialties–Dallas, Tx. 972 241 3571

    John Poutier

    Yukon Lumber Company, Inc.

    520 W. 22nd Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23517 USA


    I have not yet done too much business with them but they are very helpful and excited to help out the “little guy.”

    Yorktown, Virginia


    If you’re in the US or Canada, you can use http://www.woodfinder.com to find some suppliers near you.  Terrific resource.  Your local craigslist.com site can also be a great benefit (usually under materials).

    Hearne Hardwoods is pretty well known if you’re in the Baltimore/Philly area: http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/

    Farther west, in central PA, I most often use Irvin’s Sawmill in Shirleysburg, PA: http://www.sawmillonline.com/  The service is just okay, but the prices are great.  They’ll also S2S for you for a nominal fee.  Of course, if you’re anywhere in the central PA area and you can’t find wood, you haven’t gotten out much.  Seems like there’s small family sawmills around every other corner.

    Just moved to NE Ohio


    Lincolnshire woodcraft supplies, Burghley Park, London rd, Stamford, Lincs.PE9 3JS.01780 757825.


    Steve Wright,  Elston sawmill, Low st, Elston, Nr Newark, Notts.01636 525015

    Both owner/operator sawmills,who will help with advice etc.



    I haven’t checked them out yet, but I’ve read positive things about Witnesham Saw Mills, near Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9EH.

    Once I’ve investigated, I’ll report back.



    Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

    Mark Armstrong

    Have used in the past the only place I know near me for hard woods.

    Welcome to E.O.Burton & Co Ltd

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    Eddy Flynn


    Liverpool but will deliver all over the Uk

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

    Mark Armstrong

    Just come back from  Burton timber yard.

    Had a bit of a shock. As I am only after smallish pieces .

    well I got

    1 @ 5′ x 8″x 1″ Walnut

    1 @ 5′ x 3″ x 1 1/4″ Walnut

    1 @ 5’x 8″x 1″ Maple

    2 @ 5′ x 6″ x 1″ Ash

    1 @ 5′ x 2″ x 1 1/2″ Ash

    2 @ 5′ x 5″ x 1″ Oak

    1 @ 2′ x 3″ x 1″ Meranti

    I was trying to figure price out in my head how much it was going to cost after the Walnut, Maple and Ash I said to the Yard man how much this going to Cost. In my head I was already up to about £60.As the Walnut alone would be worth at least £20 on its own.  Yard man said  £20 and said you can have a bit more.

    He could of nocked me down with a feather I felt I won the lottery.

    Yard man then advised me that they do whats called a school pack and showed me a trolley stacked with all different woods different lengths widths thicknesses. 4’foot being about biggest down to about a foot. He said that was about £70-£80

    So I will be back for one of those school Packs he also said he try and find few different woods.

    In the end I paid £24 because of dreaded VAT and I gave yard man £10 for being so helpful

    Dagenham, Essex, England


    Wow what a buy, nice work Mark. One happy woodworker today eh buddy. 😉


    A good place to find local lumber is Craiglist.org in the materials section. You have to wade through some junk, but you can find local people that mill their own logs or people getting rid of wood for various reasons.

    David Gill


    You hit the jackpot there , What a bargin

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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