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Old 03-26-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a good source for hardwood (either rough-sawn or milled) in southeast Michigan, Metro Detroit area? Looking for mostly oak for restaurant project involving custom cabinets and various other projects.
Thanks in advance for any information.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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I've always used lumber liquidators for that area. I've been doing a lot of work on the west side of the state and it seems like theres more suppliers out here. Any idea about how many sq. ft your looking for? I'll talk to some guys tomorow and see what they say. I'll try and get you a reply by tmrw night

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You can go to a farm supply or orchard supply and get rough sawn lumber in 4' lenghts used for bulk boxes. They have red oak and alot of other kinds and its cheap.
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I've always used lumber liquidators for that area. I've been doing a lot of work on the west side of the state and it seems like theres more suppliers out here. Any idea about how many sq. ft your looking for? I'll talk to some guys tomorow and see what they say. I'll try and get you a reply by tmrw night
I thought about them too, but all they show is flooring on their website, I don't know if they carry raw wood. I will have to call. I only need 300 - 400 board feet. You're right about the scarce supply of hardwood over here, I'm originally from the Saginaw/Bay City area and hardwood was very easy to get up there, quite a few mills within a half hour drive.

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You can go to a farm supply or orchard supply and get rough sawn lumber in 4' lenghts used for bulk boxes. They have red oak and alot of other kinds and its cheap.
Good suggestion Michael, there are a few orchards north of here, I'll have to give them a call, I didn't know they sell the wood too.
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Good suggestion Michael, there are a few orchards north of here, I'll have to give them a call, I didn't know they sell the wood too.
I know a large farmer who bought about a million of these boards. A few magicly vanished and found my planer.

One of my dads friends bought some and planed them and paneled his basement. I never seen it but heared it looked nice. I think he used maple, the farmer I know buys red oak.
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Armstrong Millworks, Highland Township MI they have any kind of wood you can imagine, and mill it or build it up to anything you can imagine. On M59 & Hickory Ridge.
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firemike if you ever need a tile guy let me know.Check out my profile
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Johnson's, in Charlotte would be the closest: http://www.theworkbench.com/

They have it all!
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http://almontfloorcoverings.com/
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Armstrong Millworks, Highland Township MI
Get anything in any size. They have an excellent assortment of any kind of wood needed and they can cut down to specific sizes with an excellent array of woodworking machinery. I've purchased from them many a time. I have some figured Bubinga that is the prettiest wood I've ever yet worked with.

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