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Looking for some help finding the best place to buy ship building wood materials in Canada. Or any reputable on line stores that will ship to Canada.

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Hi Pierre, look at the thread "Purchasing wood strips in North America" recently started by Worldway in this forum. I listed some vendors and contact info (which I have not used yet). Worldway used one and seems to have had a positive experience.

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I recently (last month) read a log from someone in the Niagara region who found a Cdn wood supplier near them - I'll try to remember who it was who made the post and write back.

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You could check with member Worldway who in his build log on the Mare Nostrum wrote:

 

 I ended up dealing with an out of town wood dealer who sells small quantities of veneer.  He is going to send me 5 sq ft of Sapele and 5 sq ft of an equivalent to Ramin.

 

He indicated later he was happy with what he rec'd

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Pierre:

 

You might try KJP Fine Hardwoods, located in Ottawa. I've never been there, but I think this is the place that a friend who does fine woodworking goes (he's happy with them.)

 

Visit their website to see if that is what you are looking for. 

 

Grimey

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I used A & M Wood Specialty out of Cambridge. Very good results. Great to deal with, Very friendly and accommodating. However I believe they only sell veneers, about 0.5 mm thick.  Not sure about anything thicker.

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I had to Google Long-Sault and see you are out by Cornwall.

I've dealt with Exotic Woods in Burlington (by Hamilton) but not mail order nor cut/milled to size.

 

Give them a phone call and discuss what you need.

I found the website helpful and them very helpful over the telephone... but I drove over (45 mins) and picked up what I needed.

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For anyone in Southern Ontario I see that the Hamilton Wood Show is taking place on Feb 23-25 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. You can see the details on the museum website. I’ve never been to this show before but it looks interesting.  Scott

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A lot of good info here, but here is my problem.  I live in Victoria, B.C. and I notice that the majority of wood suppliers mentioned are back East.  Does anyone know of any wood suppliers in the Vancouver Island area ? Thanks.

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Shortgrass, 

What are you looking for?   There is a major supplier in Portland, OR  but you'll have do some processing as I don't believe they "custom" as far as planking strips, etc.

Here's their website....  https://www.gilmerwood.com/home

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