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Old 10-14-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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Where to buy unfinished hardwood


Hello, I'm just curious if anyone has any suggestions on where to buy unfinished hardwoods in the middle Tennessee area. I'm looking for rustic grade, 3 1/4 red oak, but the only place I've been able to find that carries unfinished hardwood is Lumber Liquidators. Any suggestions on other places to try? Thanks.
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Middle Tennessee?---You're in oak country there ---there should be a mill close to you---

Let me go a Googling--I'll be back----Mike---

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You need to google oak flooring Tennessee--also google sawmills Tennessee---Let us know what you find--many small mills can make flooring for you even if they don't advertise that---Mike--

I like to spend my money with the guys doing the work---
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You need to google oak flooring Tennessee--also google sawmills Tennessee---Let us know what you find--many small mills can make flooring for you even if they don't advertise that---Mike--

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Cool, thanks and thanks for the links above. Yeah, my search of "unfinished hardwoods" wasn't yielding much luck. I'll give a sawmill I know of a call and see if they sell flooring. Good idea!
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ive bought from this place twice and been very happy.
they only charged me 130.00 shipping for 2000 pounds of flooring.
they are in florida but one shipment came from north carolina and the other from new jersey.

http://www.hursthardwoods.com/

they have planks up to 18" wide and 16 feet long now
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try craigslist

When I was a kid, Dad cut the logs, brought in a portable sawmill operator to cut it to 1x4s, then brought it to another place to kiln dry it and turn it into flooring. He has done that a couple of times.

Now he has his own portable sawmill and I think one of us is going to build a house out there before too long. I am eyeing up some Cherry to accent Maple and maybe throw in some Red Oak too, to make pasterns in the floor. That type of thing used to be somewhat common before there was so much wood stain on the market. I am hoping to luck into some bird's eye to do something special with it, A traditional floor like that will last over 100 years. Don't get impatient when installing it. Do it right.

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Oatlord,

There is a seller on Ebay, located in Murfreesboro who buys raw lumber direct from mills, and then further mills them into finished or unfinished flooring (various sizes and grades).

His name is Barry, and on ebay is seller ID is bjswoodworks.

I'm getting some red gum planks from him, and he will show you around his storehouse in McMinville if you want.

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oatlord,

In your neck of the woods there should also be plenty of "hickory" if you are looking for a tuff hardwood that finishes with a unique beauty.
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Check Craig's List. There is a guy that floats through here with hardwood a truckload of flooring direct from the mill on a regular basis and looks for people wanting it on his path. Might put a feeler out in the Wanted section of Craig's List.
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Many years ago---when I built my house---there was an ad just like that---I saved a bunch.

I used all the 'shorts' in the upstairs bedrooms. I liked the look of the shorts and wished I had enough to do the whole house.
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Check Craig's List. There is a guy that floats through here with hardwood a truckload of flooring direct from the mill on a regular basis and looks for people wanting it on his path. Might put a feeler out in the Wanted section of Craig's List.
Of course, be wary of jerks selling boxes of "new" flooring. I've seen these people try to sell rejected pieces as new. Opened boxes should be THOROUGHLY inspected for quality. They cull out all the best pieces for their job and then try to sell YOU the crap pieces at full price! People really suck sometimes....

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