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Where to buy planks and boards

Paladine
post 25.Nov.2017, 05:13 PM
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I was wondering if anyone can recommend where to buy woodworking supplies for furniture making? I am looking for a good stockist that sells sawn and planed timber planks with a good range of species but specifically cedar, cherry, maple (I need some maple quickly for a project).

Also where would be the best place to buy woodworking tools (power tools and hand tools) - I didn't bring mine with me when I moved here.

Many thanks.
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Cheeseroller
post 26.Nov.2017, 02:12 AM
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Location: Germany
Joined: 10.Apr.2007

Try this: https://www.k-rauta.se/byggvaruhus/varuhus/täby/?pmtRef=12
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Gjeebes
post 26.Nov.2017, 07:55 AM
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"...specifically cedar, cherry, maple..."

I don't think you will find any of these in Sweden. Oak, perhaps, but I've never seen anything here made of cedar or maple (cherry not sure, but doubt it).

If it is boring birch or pine (spruce ?) Swedes aren't interested. You could likely import some or all of those from Canada, but not likely to be economic.
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Uncle Fred
post 26.Nov.2017, 11:49 AM
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http://www.adeltra.se/start
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Paladine
post 26.Nov.2017, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (Gjeebes @ 26.Nov.2017, 07:55 AM) *
"...specifically cedar, cherry, maple..."I don't think you will find any of these in Sweden. Oak, perhaps, but I've never seen anything here made of cedar o ... (show full quote)


I find it hard to believe that there are no hardwood merchants available in Sweden - carpentry is a very very old profession and softwood does not make good quality furniture. I am not expecting to be able to pick this stuff up in a local hardware store (hell even in the UK you generally had to go to saw mills for hardwood supplies) but I would be very surprised if there are no suppliers here in Sweden at all.
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Paladine
post 26.Nov.2017, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE (Uncle Fred @ 26.Nov.2017, 11:49 AM) *

This looks like a possibility, I will get in touch with them - thanks.
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calebian22
post 26.Nov.2017, 06:24 PM
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Location: Jönköping county
Joined: 3.Jan.2009

What kind of carpentry are you doing? Bauhaus and K-Rauta are the closest thing you will find to Home Depot or Lowes in Sweden. They are definitely comparable except the doubling in price for the same tool (Must be the doubling in voltage...). I bought most of my shop tools Planer/Jointer, Bandsaw, Mitre saw, Biscuit jointer, from Denmark (www.prishammeren.dk) and my lathe from Plektra trading company in Finland (www.plektratrading.com).

Wood is definitely a harder issue in Sweden, since fulafuru is king here. The website mentioned above by another member seems promising but like many companies in Sweden they might only sell to ABs and not private citizens. I have had some luck with local mills in my area. Nothing particularly exciting just oak and alder, but that is better than pine or fir. Plus, having it planed and jointed seems to irritate the local mills for some reason. (Could be a Småland issue...) Having my own planer and jointer has alleviated this issue for me.

Good luck!
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Paladine
post 26.Nov.2017, 06:36 PM
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QUOTE (calebian22 @ 26.Nov.2017, 06:24 PM) *
What kind of carpentry are you doing? Bauhaus and K-Rauta are the closest thing you will find to Home Depot or Lowes in Sweden. They are definitely comparable except the dou ... (show full quote)

This is fantastic information, my sincere thanks. I would basically be looking to build an entire workshop so:

Table Saw
Router Table
Drill Press
Planer/Thicknesser
Band Saw
Biscuit Jointer
Lots of clamps
Jigsaw
Various hand tools

I really wish I had brought my tools with me from the UK wink.gif but I was very limited on what I could bring with me.
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intrepidfox
post 26.Nov.2017, 06:43 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

Found this site that might be of help


http://www.calexicowood.se/
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 26.Nov.2017, 06:55 PM
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Is it possible to have your tools/equipment sent to you...as "used hardware", it seems that this category is cheaper cost wise...
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Paladine
post 26.Nov.2017, 07:03 PM
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QUOTE (intrepidfox @ 26.Nov.2017, 06:43 PM) *
Found this site that might be of help. http://www.calexicowood.se/


These guys seem to have a lot of useful stock for furniture, thanks.
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Sthlm83
post 27.Nov.2017, 12:02 AM
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Joined: 4.Sep.2014

In swedish but google translate might help you smile.gif

These supply to private customers and have both cherry and maple (plus a lot more) in stock http://www.holmtravaror.se/default.asp?PageID=981

http://abitra.se/produkt-kategori/planhyvlat/


This one I'm not sure about but you can always contact them and ask
http://www.isaksadeltra.se/page/4/produkter.aspx

Also, byggmax is a good budget option to K-rauta and Bauhaus for building supplies
https://www.byggmax.se/verktyg/elverktyg
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calebian22
post 27.Nov.2017, 06:51 AM
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Location: Jönköping county
Joined: 3.Jan.2009

http://www.thewoodveneerhub.co.uk/

I have purchased from this seller too (Padauk veneer). Fast service to Sweden from the UK.
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Gjeebes
post 27.Nov.2017, 05:18 PM
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"...softwood does not make good quality furniture."

Haha! Very true. Doesn't seem to stop Sweden (or the Nordics in general).
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