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Offline NChander

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Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« on: March 15, 2019, 08:01 PM »
Howdy folks,

Recently moved from Boston to NJ and wanted to know if anyone can recommend any hardwood centers that carry good quality lumber. . I got spoiled by having a few lumber yards near me plus having rockler and woodcraft also. NJ seems like a ghost town for woodworkers...ugh.

Any recommendations would be appreciated, I'm near Summit NJ.

Thank you.

Offline RKA

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 08:15 PM »
Hehe, it is.  Welcome!  There is a place called Boards and Beams in Fairfield I think.  That’s closer to you.  I haven’t been there myself, but some members here have said good things. 

Just outside Trenton there is Willard Brothers.  They specialize in slabs and North American hardwoods, but they do carry some tropical hardwoods.  I saw 8/4 purpleheart, padouk and zebrawood last time I was there.  It’s all milled though, so priced accordingly.  It’s worth a visit if you’re passing by.

The gold mine is a place I haven’t visited yet.  It’s a haul for you being an hour west of Philly.  Hearne Hardwoods in Oxford PA.  If you’re looking for tropical, rare, figured, this would be a good place.  Oh if I only had a truck!
-Raj

Offline NChander

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 09:12 AM »
Thanks Raj, I'll certianly check out Boards and Beams.

Might have to make a trip down to Hearne once I pickup my utility trailer, will need to stop up on lumber!

Thanks,
Neeraj

Offline estley

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 09:27 AM »
There’s a place in Yardley Pa, that’s about 40 miles from you. It’s called M w Quinn hardwoods, it’s not an actual lumberyard or store, rather a guy that has a bunch of sheds FULL of hardwoods, he has some stuff I didn’t know existed. All cash and carry, no services other than selling you the rough sawn wood.


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Offline escan

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 11:03 AM »
Boards and beams is well stocked for most domestic and they clearly showcase prices on the web, which is great for estimating. 

Offline ear3

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 03:40 PM »
@o2b4wln Another big thumbs up for Boards and Beams.  They have an amazing selection of moulding and slabs, in addition to their hardwood.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 04:17 PM »
I wish I was closer, Boards and Beams is about a 3 hour drive from where I am in South Jersey.
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 05:05 PM »
@Bob D. check out Full Circle Woodwerks around Tabernacle off 206. John mills locally sourced logs and has really nice stuff at times.

I'm not a facebook guy but that where he operates from, also responsive to texts: http://bit.ly/2JLkHOX

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Offline NChander

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 02:54 PM »
@o2b4wln Another big thumbs up for Boards and Beams.  They have an amazing selection of moulding and slabs, in addition to their hardwood.

Thanks for the info folks, I'm in the process of completing my workshop, once it's done I"m paying Board and Beam a visit.


Offline Brandon

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 07:38 AM »
I wish I was closer, Boards and Beams is about a 3 hour drive from where I am in South Jersey.

Not sure where you are in south Jersey but check out Quinn hardwoods in Yardley, PA if you're close. Nice guy with tons of great hardwood. Call first, ask for Mike 215.493.6252

Offline jaguar36

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 08:37 AM »
Quinn is a weird place.  There are basically no signs, and its just a small barn with some slabs and then a bunch of containers full wood out back.  I wasn't overly impressed with the wood or the prices, particularly considering the no-frills experience.   As long as you know what you want and its fine, but I wouldn't go there just to browse or to pick out a particularly choice board for a showcase piece.

Offline miclee15

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 09:04 PM »
Hi and welcome to the neighborhood.  I’m in Summit.  While they don’t have the exotic stuff I get most of my lumber from Dreyer’s in Chatham.  They are also where I got most of my Festools from. 

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 09:15 PM »
Not sure where you are in south Jersey but check out Quinn hardwoods in Yardley, PA if you're close. Nice guy with tons of great hardwood. Call first, ask for Mike 215.493.6252

I'm just west of Vineland about 25 miles from the Delaware Memorial Bridge. I know where Yardley is. I will have to check them out one day, thanks.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 09:17 PM »
@Bob D. check out Full Circle Woodwerks around Tabernacle off 206. John mills locally sourced logs and has really nice stuff at times.

I'm not a facebook guy but that where he operates from, also responsive to texts: http://bit.ly/2JLkHOX

RMW

Been to Tabernacle/Chatsworth area a few times. Mostly four-wheeling in the Wharton Tract years ago. I will look him up. Thanks Richard.
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2019, 04:12 PM »
@Bob D. check out Full Circle Woodwerks around Tabernacle off 206. John mills locally sourced logs and has really nice stuff at times.

I'm not a facebook guy but that where he operates from, also responsive to texts: http://bit.ly/2JLkHOX

RMW

Been to Tabernacle/Chatsworth area a few times. Mostly four-wheeling in the Wharton Tract years ago. I will look him up. Thanks Richard.

Lots of good jeep trails around Quaker Bridge Road, I've been steadily exploring them for the past couple years. I just wish there was someplace to camp back in there.

John knows me as "the guy in the jeep with the axes" as I often combine the trips if the slabs I need are short enough to fit in the Wrangler. 

RMW

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Hardwood/exotic wood in NJ
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2019, 07:46 PM »
Gettin some mud.
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