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briandear

Apr 18, 2013, 2:57 PM

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Furniture grade lumber shop?

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I'm looking for a lakeside-area (or even not in lakeside but reasonably close) lumber/wood shop where I can buy high quality, furniture grade wood. Any suggestions?

Also, any recommended shop that sells DeWalt or similar-quality tools?



Chapala Payaso

Apr 18, 2013, 3:10 PM

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Best I have found was on the road parallel to and across from the highway across from Soriana.


Arizonakid


Apr 18, 2013, 5:49 PM

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I'm looking for a lakeside-area (or even not in lakeside but reasonably close) lumber/wood shop where I can buy high quality, furniture grade wood. Any suggestions?

Also, any recommended shop that sells DeWalt or similar-quality tools?


Hi, My son-in-law is a master carpenter and knows where to find the best tools and the best lumber, both locally and in Guadalajara. You can contact him at:
dougdru@yahoo.com. His name is Doug Davies.

Larry


briandear

Apr 18, 2013, 6:01 PM

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Hey that's awesome! Thanks so much! I'm going to be building a bit of mid-century modern furniture starting this summer and I wanted to know if I was going to have trouble sourcing proper materials. I wasn't looking forward to transporting lumber from the North!


Arizonakid


Apr 18, 2013, 6:33 PM

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Not necessary. I think you will find there is a place in Guad that will have JUST LUMBER and also exotic wood from all over the world. Not cheap, but it sure is beautiful.


Bennie García

Apr 18, 2013, 8:33 PM

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Not necessary. I think you will find there is a place in Guad that will have JUST LUMBER and also exotic wood from all over the world. Not cheap, but it sure is beautiful.


There are quite a number of hardwood lumber dealers in Guadalajara, some retail and some wholesale. You can find both domestic hardwoods and imported. And depending on the species, the prices are very reasonable compared to NOB.


Chapala Payaso

Apr 20, 2013, 9:08 AM

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Odd. Going to GDL before checking locally. I have a friend who tends to do that as well.


Bennie García

Apr 20, 2013, 10:20 AM

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Odd. Going to GDL before checking locally. I have a friend who tends to do that as well.


I live in Guadalajara. The yards here carry many different species. Does the shop in Chapala have any FAS nogal for example? How about caoba from the southeast? Tzalam? German beech? American red oak? Parota, primavera or rosamorada? Cedro español? Cedro real? Barcino or tampizeran? Guayabillo? Verdecillo? Granadillo?


skier14

Apr 20, 2013, 2:54 PM

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I WONDER IF ANYONE HAS A NAME AND/OR ADDRESS FOR THESE MERCHANTS?


esperanza

Apr 20, 2013, 6:00 PM

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Here are a few madereros (lumber yards). http://www.seccionamarilla.com.mx/...alisco/guadalajara/1

Some more, offering fine and/or imported woods: http://guia-guadalajara.guiamexico.com.mx/...a/empresas-guia.html

And still more: http://www.cylex.com.mx/...a/maderas+finas.html.

Give'em a call and see if they have what you need.

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Bennie García

Apr 20, 2013, 6:40 PM

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Here are a couple of places I deal with and both are easy to get to:

http://www.madererasf.com/

http://greyforestal.com/

If you are buying small amounts you can select your lumber, you need to know how to calculate board foot just to verify their calculation is correct.

Grey on Vidrio has a sheet goods warehouse directly across the street if you need plywood or other types of sheet goods.

Maderera Santa Fe is just outside the periferico on the way to Nogales. Stay to the right and use the access road below the overpass that passes over Aviacion. It is right at the north end of the overpass on the right.


Chapala Payaso

Apr 20, 2013, 8:43 PM

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You are correct that GDL will have places with extensive selections. But, perhaps what the OP wants is availabe in Chapala. Or the local dealers can order it in. Certainly more convenient locally. As you watch these boards you will find that posters are looking for common items available locally but make the trek to Costco insted. Some sort of mystique, I guess. No matter.
 
 
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