Wood and Material Sources

Last updated 2/6/00

This page includes sources for wood, hardware, and other supplies.


I've broadened this list, so it now includes sources of unusual woods as well as more ordinary places not too far from me (Pittsburgh). If you have a favorite place that ships, let me know.

Advantage Lumber
9 Carter St.
Buffalo Ny 14220
(716) 827-3915

A variety of lumber and millwork. Specialty is ipe decking.
B&B Rare Woods
10946 W. Texas Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80232
(303) 986-2585
Extensive selection of veneers.
Berea Hardwoods
125 Jacqueline Dr.
Berea, OH 44017
Big selection at decent prices, specializing in exotics.
Bristol Valley Hardwoods
4054 Bristol Valley Road
Bristol, NY 14424
(800) 724-0132
Good selection of exotics, tools too.
California Walnut Designs
12681 Wolf Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(916) 268-0203
Specializes in figured hardwoods, especially California Claro walnut and large boards.
Certainly Wood
11753 Big Tree Rd., Rt. 20A
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 655-0206
Big selection of veneers.
Colorado Woodworkers Inc.
935 E. Fillmore
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(800) 966-3975
A wide range of species. Not the place for Eastern hardwoods unless you're a Coloradan, but some unusual woods and a few bargains. Also a source of books, finishing materials.
Croffwood Mills
R. D. 1, Box 14
Driftwood, PA 15832
(800) 874-5455
Specializing in Eastern hardwoods, available in a variety of degrees of pre-dimensioning.
Dreamspinner's Woods
(916) 624-8728
Turning blanks.
Eisenbrand Inc. Exotic Hardwoods
4100 Spencer St.
Torrance, CA 90503
(800) 258-2587
More than 100 species in stock.
Good Hope Hardwoods
1627 New London Rd.
Landenberg, PA 19350
(610) 274-8842
Specializing in curly cherry, maple and walnut, thickness to 16/4 and width to 54".
Groff & Groff Lumber
858 Scotland Rd.
Quarryville, PA 17566
(800) 342-0001
Specializing in Eastern hardwoods, wide boards. I've been there, and some of the stuff has to be seen to be believed.
The Hardwood Store
1695 Dalton Dr.
New Carlisle, OH 45344
(800) 849-9174
Wood, veneer and books; and hey, they're on the web!

Hearne Hardwoods, Inc.
200 Whiteside Dr.
Oxford, PA 19363.

The other offspring of the former Groff and Hearne, presumably equally great.
Landmark Logworks
Route 1, Box 36C
The Plains, VA 22171
(703) 687-4124
A small operation, catering to "discriminating woodworkers". They seem to buy a few logs at a time, so stock on hand varies.
Maple Leaf Hardwoods
2056 Foust Hill Rd.
Hughesville, PA 17737
Specializing in curly maple, with other figured hardwoods on occasion.
Niagara Lumber & Wood Products, Inc.
47 Elm St.
East Aurora, NY 14052
(800) 274-0397
Native hardwoods, along with some millwork.

San Pedro Mesquite Company

You guessed it...
Sandy Pond Hardwoods
921-A Lancaster Pike
Quarryville, PA 17566
Specializing in figured wood.
Talarico Hardwoods
RD 3
Mohnton, PA
(610) 775-0400
Specializing in white oak.
Tech-Wood, Inc.
1211 Airport Rd.
Bethel, PA 19507
(717) 933-8989
A nice selection of hardwoods, including some "domestic exotics" not easily found commercially: apple, persimmon, locust, catalpa, osage orange, etc.
Tropical Exotic Hardwoods
P.O. Box 1806
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(619) 434-3030
Decent-looking prices on a variety of exotics, and you can check them out online. They even list a price for Cuban mahogany.
Winkler Wood Products
261A Kekuanaoa St.
Hilo, HI 96720
A source of Hawaiian exotics.
Wood-Ply Lumber
100 Bennington Ave.
Freeport, NY 115210
Nice selection of hardwoods among the sheet goods.

For more, see the Woodworking Catalog's listing, and the Hardwood Review's list of sponsors.


Ball and Ball
463 W. Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA 19341
(800) 257-3711
High-quality reproduction Colonial and Victorian hardware. The catalog costs $7, refundable with an order.
C.P. 11
Aylmer, Quebec J9H 5E4
(800) 619-6511
High-quality reproduction brass hardware. The catalog costs $3, refundable with an order.
Garrett Wade
(see the tool sources listing)
Garrett Wade offers a separate catalog of high-quality hardware.

The Woodworking Catalog has an extensive listing of hardware suppliers.

Other Supplies

Constantine's Woodworker's Catalog
2050 Eastchester Rd.
Bronx, New York 10461
(800) 223-8087
A more or less full-service supplier, particularly strong in veneering and finishing supplies. The site is big on scrolling messages and popping up new browser windows, unfortunately.
LIBERON / star Supplies Finishing supplies on the web.
Liberty Paint Company
Route 66 and Route 238
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-4060
Suppliers of Liberty Old Jappanners' Pontypool Asphaltum, used by many to get that "factory new, factory perfect" look...
Odeen's Shellac All shellac, all the time. Unbeatable prices, unless you prefer to squeeze the bugs yourself.
Woodworker's Supply
1125 Jay Lane
Graham, NC 27253
(800) 645-9292
A full-line catalog, particularly strong on finishing supplies. They also have a strong low-price guarantee.

See also the Marquetry Society of Canada list of supply sources.

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