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Good source for alder?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:08 am
by gene downs
Where are you guys getting your alder? My local guy has gone out of business.

Re: Good source for alder?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:17 pm
by Marshall Dixon
Tree Products in Eugene, Oregon.

Re: Good source for alder?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:42 pm
by Peter Wilcox
I have to drive 150mi round trip to get wood - I suppose it depends on where you're located. I go in person so I can look through it. Also, I only go when my wife wants to go shopping. :)

https://www.hugheshardwoodschico.com/ in Chico CA
or
https://www.mastercrafthardwood.com/ In Reno

Re: Good source for alder?

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:10 pm
by gene downs
I'm in South Carolina. Kinda hard to come by here. I hate not being able to choose my wood in person, and shipping cost is an issue too, of course.

Anybody know any place in Charlotte NC that might have it?

Re: Good source for alder?

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:20 pm
by Marshall Dixon
gene downs wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:10 pm

Anybody know any place in Charlotte NC that might have it?
You didn't say where you were so I figured you were talking mail order. The people at Tree Products know their wood and sell to some factory guitar makers. But I'm with you about seeing the wood. Red alder is pretty common out here and I think I've seen it in the big box stores.

You might try calling a local arborist or saw mill.

Re: Good source for alder?

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:39 pm
by Marshall Dixon
Peter Wilcox wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:42 pm


I have to drive 150mi round trip to get wood ...
Hello Pete; my sister lived in Chico for nearly 40 years and I visited often. I bought walnut from these folks. Thought I'd mention it since you go that way. Chico is a great place to hear music too. I miss going down there since they moved.

https://winelandwalnut.com/

Re: Good source for alder?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:36 pm
by Peter Wilcox
Thanks Marshall. I'm not traveling at all these days, but I'll keep it in mind if I get down that way again.