Shopping For Good Wood


If you are ever about to embark on a serious woodworking project, don’t limit yourself to what little high quality wood you typically find at one of the Big Box home improvement stores. When I was pulling together boards for my talk “My Five Favorite Woods — and How To Finish Them,” I went back to one of my favorite haunts — a real lumber yard….

My local source is Gennett Lumber, a family-owned business, where you can pick from nearly 20 different species of wood, whether you need just one board or a cart full….

And don’t worry about having tools to prepare the wood. These small lumberyards have BIG planers, edgers, and radial arm saws — and they excel in personal service.

Until next time,

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