Need Some Lumber Pricing

Discussion in 'Materials' started by rasorinc, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    Any member living in the north or eastern U.S. I could use some phone numbers of lumber suppliers who sell Eastern White Cedar(Atlantic white Cedar)they are the same. Also anyone selling Eastern Red Cedar.

    I'm looking to buy 2 x 4 x 10' S4S if possible and 2 x 6 x 10' plus longer ones, probably 30 of each. I want the highest grade, clear, vertical grain Select # 1. Must be kiln dry or at least dry.

    I would greatly appreciate any help on this as none is avaiable in Tennessee and supliers here do not care to assist me. Thank you much.
     
  2. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    I will try to get you some info. If you go straight to mill you can get a much better price. Even if you can't buy direct because of quantity you can have then refer from which you can.
     
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  4. DCockey
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    There are two fundamentally different species sold in parts of the US as "white cedar" which are often confused.

    Thuja occidentalis grows in the north-east US and eastern Canada. The trees and resulting boards are relatively short and generally have many knots. This wood is sometimes called Eastern White Cedar as well as Northern White Cedar and Arborvitae.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thuja_occidentalis
    http://www.borealforest.org/trees/tree14.htm

    Chamaecyparis thyoides grows along the Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico coast of the US, and the trees are taller and boards considerably longer. It also does not usually have as many knots. Technically a cyprus, it is frequently called Atlantic White Cedar.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamaecyparis_thyoides
    www.plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_chth2.pdf
    The lastline discusses the confusion between the two species.

    My understanding is that Eastern White Cedar aka Northern White Cedar aka Arborvitae is fairly widely available in the northeastern US, though typically in short lengths.

    Atlantic White Cedar is less available, generally only from specialist dealers who usually guard their sources.
    http://www.whitecedar.com/
    John England in Urbanna, Virginia has Atlantic White Cedar in stock. (804) 758-2721
     
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