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  • Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

    Windsor Plywood has a good selection and decent customer service. I'll admit my heart skips a beat every time I'm at the till to ring-up the bill. It's never pretty. There's not many options in Edmonton to get reasonably priced hardwood.

    Where are you guys shopping to reduce your hardwood lumber costs? Are you tolerating the high prices at Windsor or are you finding any cheaper alternatives to buy hardwood for your projects?
    Last edited by Steven Owen; 09-15-2017, 10:18 PM.
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    Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

    http://www.canadianwoodworking.com/lumber-directory

    try here
    When someone tells you it can't be done, it's a reflection of their limitations, not yours.

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      Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

      PM me.
      Don


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        Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

        Originally posted by Steven Owen View Post
        Windsor Plywood has a good selection and decent customer service. I'll admit my heart skips a beat every time I'm at the till to ring-up the bill. It's never pretty. There's not many options in Edmonton to get reasonably priced hardwood.

        Where are you guys shopping to reduce your hardwood lumber costs? Are you tolerating the high prices at Windsor or are you finding any cheaper alternatives to buy hardwood for your projects?
        Look HERE for better prices and service.

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          Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

          Will Lancashire sell to non wholesale customers?

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            Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

            Originally posted by Wally in Calgary View Post

            Look HERE for better prices and service.
            Wally, their website is somewhat lacking, showing that they only carry 4/4 red oak or maple. Do you know what else they have? And do they sell retail?
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              Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

              Originally posted by drzaius View Post

              Wally, their website is somewhat lacking, showing that they only carry 4/4 red oak or maple. Do you know what else they have? And do they sell retail?
              They have mainly domestic woods and sheet goods. If you were looking to buy some quantity's of wood I'm sure they would sell to you but not just for a board or 3 . Just tell them that you are a small business and pay for your order when you get it. Phone and ask them when you need something and see what they say.

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                Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

                Thanks Wally.

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                  Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

                  Is there a PJ White in Edmonton? I think you need to have a business license to buy from them since they were bought by Richelieu. Have you dealt with them Wally?

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                    Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

                    Originally posted by drzaius View Post
                    Is there a PJ White in Edmonton? I think you need to have a business license to buy from them since they were bought by Richelieu. Have you dealt with them Wally?
                    Yes -- Richelieu owns them now and their prices went up substantially since. You should phone and ask as I seen a person off the street do a buy at Richelieu just last week. Ask Mo (Mreza) or Stan Otto -- they should know where to get what in Edmonton.

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                      Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

                      As Wally says, PJ White is now part of Richelieu. I am not a volume purchaser, but had no trouble getting an account there and they're my main source for standard hardwoods. Lancashire sells to me with out an account, but I have not bought hardwood there, only sheet goods. For exotic hardwoods, WG Chanin Hardwoods or Windsor Plywood seem to be the best or only option in Edmonton.

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                        Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

                        Originally posted by Kenneth View Post
                        As Wally says, PJ White is now part of Richelieu. I am not a volume purchaser, but had no trouble getting an account there and they're my main source for standard hardwoods. Lancashire sells to me with out an account, but I have not bought hardwood there, only sheet goods. For exotic hardwoods, WG Chanin Hardwoods or Windsor Plywood seem to be the best or only option in Edmonton.
                        For small amounts of exotic hardwoods in the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan area read post #3.

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                          Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

                          Originally posted by Steven Owen View Post
                          Windsor Plywood has a good selection and decent customer service. I'll admit my heart skips a beat every time I'm at the till to ring-up the bill. It's never pretty. There's not many options in Edmonton to get reasonably priced hardwood.

                          Where are you guys shopping to reduce your hardwood lumber costs? Are you tolerating the high prices at Windsor or are you finding any cheaper alternatives to buy hardwood for your projects?
                          Windsors pricing on things like cherry shorts and similar usually isn't all that bad here in YYC. There are cheaper alternatives, but you gotta dig in the local marketplace.

                          I get some of my sheet goods at Lancashire Wood products, some at E-Roko, and a smattering at other places.
                          My rough dimensioned hardwoods I get at a few places: Windsor can at times have ok-ish pricing, Bacon Veneer, 'The Wood Hippy' whose yard is out by Crossfield, and occasionally at Black Forrest whose pricing is usually the MOST expensive but its closer than the others.

                          I know these are all YYC specific shops, but I'm sure Edmonton has the same variety. In the end I had to do a moderate amount of leg work to find a comfort spot with local suppliers.
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                            Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

                            Once again Calgary not Edmonton but I have been getting all my hardwood from Joe @ http://www.exquisitewoodmouldings.ca/ usually 1/2 - 2/3 the cost of Windsor for domestic hardwoods. He doesn't have a showroom or anything so you have to trust him but give him a call and he will order you in whatever you need.

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                              Re: Alternatives to Windsor Plywood in Alberta

                              Originally posted by SputnikRSS View Post
                              Once again Calgary not Edmonton but I have been getting all my hardwood from Joe @ http://www.exquisitewoodmouldings.ca/ usually 1/2 - 2/3 the cost of Windsor for domestic hardwoods. He doesn't have a showroom or anything so you have to trust him but give him a call and he will order you in whatever you need.
                              I don’t mind the drive down to Calgary if it will cut costs for some projects. I’ll have to buy a pick-up to stock-up on hardwoods during road trips.

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