Is anyone else on the forum from Northern Utah? I'm just starting my woodworking journey and have attempted a few pieces (spice rack, storage headboard) that fit perfectly in the "Glad I made it so I could learn and practice, but it's a good thing it wasn't for a customer" category. One issue that adds significantly to this low-quality besides my skills is that I can't find quality lumber that I can afford.
There's Home Depot, which has disappointed me with their oak plywood that tears out huge chunks and there's MacBeath's Hardwood which is far away for me (I'm in Kaysville) and charges 4 times as much for their plywood. Does anyone know of other places to buy quality plywood and/or non-ply hardwood? Does Stock building supply sell anything good for a reasonable price?