Jabberwo

Where are you buying nice wood in central Massachusetts?

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Hi,

I'm just starting out in this hobby.  Everyone talks about Baltic Birch, and hardwood this and that.  Where do you get nice stuff like that?  I only know of HD and Lowes here in Metro-West of Massachusetts.

thanks,

Jab

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Welcome to the forums Jab!

I'm sure there are some here near you that can give you some good choices.

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Welcome Jab.

You might try a website called woodfinder.  Just enter your zip code and it should give you a list of yards in your area.

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Hi Jabber - 

+1 to Woodfinder...it's not the end-all-be-all but it is a great resource.

I live in SE Mass and work along 495.  I get my lumber from Downes and Reader in Stoughton (now called Rugby Building Products).  They have good stuff.  Also, but a little more of a drive ,  J Gibson Mcilvain has a distribution center in Danielson CT which also has a retail presence.  Good stuff there too.

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2 hours ago, Jfitz said:

..now called Rugby Building Products

Thanks for the tip.  Woodfinder didn't find them.  And on their website i found their Oxford store which is 10 miles closer and doesn't involve commuter clogged highways. 

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I'd call that Oxford shop - might not be retail.  I used to shop at Downes and Reader in Stoughton, moved to Connecticut and started shopping at their place in Milford.  They said that most of the Rugby stores are wholesale, not retail...  seems like only the old D&R places are retail.

 

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On 3/21/2018 at 12:37 PM, RileyD said:

Highland Hardwoods in NH for me. I live in southern NH though.

Highland Hardwoods for me as well.

I live in Central Mass , and it's a 90 minute drive , but you won't be disappointed.

 

 

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On 3/12/2018 at 10:44 AM, Jfitz said:

Hi Jabber - 

+1 to Woodfinder...it's not the end-all-be-all but it is a great resource.

I live in SE Mass and work along 495.  I get my lumber from Downes and Reader in Stoughton (now called Rugby Building Products).  They have good stuff.  Also, but a little more of a drive ,  J Gibson Mcilvain has a distribution center in Danielson CT which also has a retail presence.  Good stuff there too.

I looked at the Mcilvain website but couldn't see any mention of the retail store in CT. Can you post the address? Do you know if it still open? Thanks in advance!

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