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07-02-2021, 13:11   #691
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Anyone able to recommend a place that might supply cedar or acacia planed timber for an outdoor furniture project. Ideally in Dublin/North Leinster.

Need a variety from 2x1 up to 4x4 in 8ft or 16ft lengths. Most googling gives me places only of use if you're building a deck.
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07-02-2021, 14:58   #692
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Anyone able to recommend a place that might supply cedar or acacia planed timber for an outdoor furniture project. Ideally in Dublin/North Leinster.

Need a variety from 2x1 up to 4x4 in 8ft or 16ft lengths. Most googling gives me places only of use if you're building a deck.
https://www.goodwins.ie/categories.h...%5B%5D=20,2896

Goodwins have a good selection of cedar.
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thanks waterboy15, I was able to find same type holders suitable for 150mm (6") posts. may end up using them. just need to find posts now
Hi wartotjas would you please let me know where you have found these holders thanks
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Anybody know where I'd get 4x4 posts with length of 10ft or over? Looking for some to create a pavilion type structure with a roof for an outside dining/lounging area, for our fabulous summer that's coming . . .
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Anybody know where I'd get 4x4 posts with length of 10ft or over? Looking for some to create a pavilion type structure with a roof for an outside dining/lounging area, for our fabulous summer that's coming . . .



Hi Guru,
I'll saw those for you, send me a pm for details.
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22-04-2021, 20:37   #696
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Hello,

Has any any experience in using red deal for joinery furniture? I feel I have gone as far as I can practicing on white deal/ spruce from builders merchants. I mostly use hand tools as I like the peace involved.
I can't justify hardwood prices, especially at the moment.
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I suggest going to the merchant and selecting what you want. Some years ago, I purchased over the phone and got stuff with serious "shakes" in it. You might be surprised at the price of Sapele from timber yard, or ... for Irish hardwood, give Peter a call on 0894307187. He runs a sawmill a bit north of Ashbourne and collects trees from all over the country.
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Hello,

Has any any experience in using red deal for joinery furniture? I feel I have gone as far as I can practicing on white deal/ spruce from builders merchants. I mostly use hand tools as I like the peace involved.
I can't justify hardwood prices, especially at the moment.
Good quality red deal is fine for joinery, if you are on a budget.
Just make sure for external joinery you properly deal with the best protection
that suits your product.

Proper attention to stains and external weather protective coats will ensure you get the maximum time out of the timber. It wont last forever , but by the time it gives out, you might be able to afford better material, and you will have honed your skills
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Hello,

Has any any experience in using red deal for joinery furniture? I feel I have gone as far as I can practicing on white deal/ spruce from builders merchants. I mostly use hand tools as I like the peace involved.
I can't justify hardwood prices, especially at the moment.
Red deal is Scots pine and quite hard to find. It was traditionally used for sash windows and garage doors.
The DIY stores usually stock Southern Yellow Pine which looks like it but Eastern White pine is nicer if you can find it. If there is one machine you might consider it's a second hand planer thicknesser which will liberate you from having to buy pre dimensioned stock
The current trend is to use 18 mm Baltic ply to make modern furniture - great stuff but you need the tools and space to handle it.
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Thanks All,
I am in west Cork so very limited in selection for timber providers. A planer thicknesser would be handy, but it needs space and a chip collector. The noise of it would be a bit of a problem as I am only doing stuff in the evenings after 8 o clock, after kids bedtime. I rarely get a Saturday to do anything.

Not a fan of the Baltic ply look. Just a personal taste!
I will see if the local builders providers has eastern white pine.
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Abbey woods, if you can get to Cork city. I doubt that anyone other than a dedicated timber yard would have anything of interest to you.
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Hello,

Has any any experience in using red deal for joinery furniture? I feel I have gone as far as I can practicing on white deal/ spruce from builders merchants. I mostly use hand tools as I like the peace involved.
I can't justify hardwood prices, especially at the moment.
You should be able to get 8'/4' sheets of laminated red deal, it comes in 15, 18, 25 and 38 mm thickness, what part of the country are you in.

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You should be able to get 8'/4' sheets of laminated red deal, it comes in 15, 18, 25 and 38 mm thickness, what part of the country are you in.
I have never come across Red Deal in ply. I do use Birch ply quite a bit though. Lovely stuff.
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I have never come across Red Deal in ply. I do use Birch ply quite a bit though. Lovely stuff.
It's not plywood, it's strips of red deal stuck together, to form a large sheet
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I think I will try a bit of poplar from Strahan timber, as they do an online delivery service. When I am a bit more flush I will try Abbey woods.
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