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Is there even a Demand for Good Quality Timber?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wau5, 27 Mar 2017.

  1. wau5

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    I don't particularly do loads of woodworking, but still I do few pieces a month through word of mouth as a hobby, so I have to drive 90miles away to buy my timber as even living in large city There's just no place that sell good quality stuff that's aimed for woodworking, well there are some places but they charge B&Q prices and they have so little of the stuff in stock that I even wonder if anyone buys from them.

    On the contrary there are millions of places that sell fencing stuff/house building standard CLS sizes - but mostly everything is pressure treated or just sitting outside in weather and of very very bad quality, often ridded with the blue mold.
    The place I buy my timber from is great, they have their own 4 sided moulder and they produce their own PSE in LOADS of different sizes and all of excellent quality as I think they use 80% of the stuff they make to build summerhouses and other stuff and just sell the produced Timber as side business.

    I was always under the impression that the problem is with the businesses selling ONLY this terrible quality stuff because they are just resellers and don't give a toss about their product.
    But than I started to think, is there even a Demand for good quality timber that could be used for anything else but building ugly fences in real quantities which would make it worth for timber yards to even stock them and sell for a decent/acceptable price?
     
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    Where do you buy yours from? Could be handy for some of us to know!
     
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    YES there is a demand for good quality timber. The yard I use is a small family business that been in the trade (is different forms) for best part of 60 years - they sell to many builders and carpenters in the midlands.
     
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