lumber buying

A Lumberyard Map: Find a Lumberyard Near You!

More than a year ago, before I joined the staff, Megan Fitzpatrick and I talked about an article I wanted to write about lumberyards and the perennial discussion about domestic versus exotic lumber. At the time, I was also working on an interactive map of New York City’s neighborhoods, and I...

On Wide Wood and Where to Get it

Sometimes I wonder what I would do if I lived in a place where I didn’t have easy access to clear, wide wood. Then I realize the answer: I would move. Today I picked up about 300 board feet of 5/4 and 6/4 sugar pine – most of it 18” wide –...

Video: Buying Lumber, and Lumber Terminology

Robert Lang heads to Frank Miller Lumber in Union City, Indiana, where he explains how to purchase wood for your project. He also visits with FML Outlet Store Manager Josh Brennen who demonstrates a few differences in wood selection, and tells us all about quartersawn white oak. – Tom Nunlist If...

Buying Hardwood Lumber – Two Approaches

Among the most often-asked questions we get are about buying lumber for a project. Although it seems to be a very basic question, and knowledgeable folks like us should have a quick answer, it isn’t as simple as going to the grocery store for ingredients for a meal. When you buy...

Frank Miller Lumber – Road Trip

This entry should be titled, “They pay me to do this!” or “You Gotta Love this Job.”I’ve visited a number of lumber mills in my days of furniture building , small mills, medium mills and large mills. And I’ve been to Frank Miller Lumber Co. time and time again. But this...