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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:15 pm 
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For all those wood workers and DYI's out there, where do you go to buy decent wood?

I've been to Century Mill Lumber in Stouville, but it is a bit of a hike from here. What other GTA places exist? Cambridge Guelph area also.

No need for expensive exotic woods, but a good selection of domestic hard and soft wood.

Historic Lumber in Acton is another place. Mostly salvaged wood there I think.

Thank you!


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Leency wrote:
For all those wood workers and DYI's out there, where do you go to buy decent wood?

I've been to Century Mill Lumber in Stouville, but it is a bit of a hike from here. What other GTA places exist? Cambridge Guelph area also.

No need for expensive exotic woods, but a good selection of domestic hard and soft wood.

Historic Lumber in Acton is another place. Mostly salvaged wood there I think.

Thank you!


contrary to the name, http://exotic-woods.com/ is a good place for anything you might need as well...
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From the enchanted forest!!


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I don’t know anything about suppliers in Ontario but, in my experience, the key to getting good lumber is finding a supplier who will let you pick through the pile. Most piles are a mishmash of rift, flat and quarter sawn lumber unless custom milled. Being able to choose, allows you to pick and match the grain and quality to your project. I had a great guy who just retired and I’m heading out to try the new owners today. I’m hoping that things haven’t changed too much!
Good luck!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:54 am 
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Townsend lumber in Tillsonburg


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:28 am 
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A huge plus 1 on Exotic!!!


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Leency wrote:
For all those wood workers and DYI's out there, where do you go to buy decent wood?

I've been to Century Mill Lumber in Stouville, but it is a bit of a hike from here. What other GTA places exist? Cambridge Guelph area also.

No need for expensive exotic woods, but a good selection of domestic hard and soft wood.

Historic Lumber in Acton is another place. Mostly salvaged wood there I think.

Thank you!


contrary to the name, http://exotic-woods.com/ is a good place for anything you might need as well...
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After I posted I thought of exotic woods in Burlington. And you're right, they have more than just exotic woods. I was checking out their website last night.

I'll definitely check them out.


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#3 for Exotic Woods.

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A&M Wood specialty in Cambridge, on Eagle Street.


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in the west "Windsor Plywood" has a great selection of hardwoods-not sure if they exist in the east or not


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Old growth trees.

West Lincoln Barnboard.
The Wood Shed in Smithville

both have websites.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:33 am 
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Gary beat me to it.

In my opinion and considering where you live, The Wood Shed just outside Smithville is a wood workers dream. They have a great selection of dimensional wood boards, etc. and stock quite a large variety of species of mainly Canadian soft and hardwood.

However, if you or anyone on CAM want to add a solid, thick, very stable top or shelves to an audio stand, which I wanted to do. They have an impressive selection of small to large tree trunks, and limbs cut in small to massive one piece slabs of soft and hardwood tree sections.

Hopefully my photos stay attached and can be viewed. I replaced the existing 1/4" smoked glass top that came with my audio table, with a side section cut from an old hard maple tree trunk. The piece I purchased was small compared to what they have displayed.
The section of hard, curly maple I selected to minimize waste, was 26" x 65" x 1 5/8" of one slab of beautiful maple.

I sanded both sides down to #400 grit, then since I could see the potential of what the curly maple could appear, I went with an 'old school' hand rubbed 7 application process using Tung Oil.
The wood literally 'came to life', the graining, curly ribbons and colours now jump out with this type of finish. If the photos stay attached, you may see several brown holes in the surface, some going side ways, some all the way through.

Guess what these are...................

Tap holes when the tree was used to collect maple syrup! How cool is that?!


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Beautiful job Blackacres!


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Very nicely done blackacres.

Thanks all for your recommendations.


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From the enchanted forest!!




at least you didn't say the little blue pill.

apologies - the door was wide open...

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