Help Me Find Lumber, Please

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by J Posega, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. J Posega

    J Posega Cat Dad and Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Alright. I'm in Columbia, SC. I'd like to get some maple, mahogany, or swamp ash. It seems like none of the Lowes' or Home Depots' (all 123989849134 of them in the greater metro area) don't carry such hardwoods; I could get 'whitewood', oak, pine, poplar, and maybe cedar.

    If anyone could point me in the direction of a good lumberyard (no one seems to answer emails or phone calls) that sells any sort of hardwoods (exotic woods a plus too) that are properly dried and possibly quartersawn.

    Thanks TB!
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Do you have a woodcraft locally?
  3. J Posega

    J Posega Cat Dad and Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    No woodcraft, otherwise I wouldn't even be asking.

    I might just order from Woodcraft online... it's at least 30 minutes from my house to any of the lumberyards in the region. I might go looking in Charlotte when I'm there next Saturday though.


    There's a Woodcraft in Charlotte, so forget looking around here. I hope to find some nice maple, swamp ash, and a piece of <anything darker colored for a fingerboard>
  4. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY

    Talk to Rhonda and Brad. Tell them Stephen from Louisiana referred you. They've been very helpful knowing that the lumber is for building guitars.
  5. Big B.

    Big B.

    Dec 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    If you can't find anything locally I would suggest taking a trip to Atlanta. My personal favorite shop is Carlton Mcclendons Rare Woods and Veneer. It's a small family owned business and the owner Richard is very knowledgeable and has a huge selection of exotic wood and veneers. Atlanta Hardwoods also carries a fair amount of exotics and a really good selection of domestics.