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I am looking to start some small projects. I am wondering where to purchase rough cut lumber at a reasonable cost. I have checked out ebay, facebook market, craigslist and some online stores. Do you have any good sources for hard maple specifically, as well as domestic and exotic lumber. I live in Maine. Thank you.
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Ed; there must be a load of small independent mills in Maine. Surely, if you phone them, they'd be willing to pick and courier you what you need?
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If it's just small projects you might be able to visit one of those mills and come away with some trim ends at very reasonable prices.
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Maine must be afloat in mills. Google sawmills in your county, ME. Sometimes they have a contact me you can use to check out small quantity sales.
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I'm in central NC, not especially way out in the woods, and you would never think of mills here, but I found out that there are 7 sawmills within about 10 miles of my house. That is all I could find, and it was mostly by accident that I found those. So I am sure there are more. Plus a store with many types of wood about 20 miles away. So, check the phone book. Ask anyone if they know where you can get wood - sometimes that, or a small sign beside their drive, is the only way to find them. And check with tree trimmers, etc.

Almost forgot. Check the classified of WoodenBoat.
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I buy all my Curly Maple from here - Buy Figured curly maple wood lumber boards, Guitar Tonewood, Curly Cherry, Sycamore, etc - but have also bought straight-grained Maple. Shipping is reasonable and Kevin is very easy to deal with if you're looking for something special.

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I just yesterday ordered two boxes of pieces of assorted hardwoods from Amazon.com. I want them to make cutting boards. Not sure of what I will get since this is my first time ordering.
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Ed,
Here is another source for wood with lots of choices.

https://www.woodworkerssource.com/
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I'm hours away from any outlet, so I need to buy on-line. Wall Lumber has good wood at resonable prices. 20bf bundles come with shipping included.
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I just yesterday ordered two boxes of pieces of assorted hardwoods from Amazon.com. I want them to make cutting boards. Not sure of what I will get since this is my first time ordering.
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David. Please let us know how the purchase fared. Sounds like an interesting source if it works out.

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