Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
26-04-2021, 15:18   #706
Halycon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by sbkenn View Post
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.
Can I ask if they are welcoming to the small scale DIYer like myself? I often feel buying stuff from builders merchants that if you don't have a VAT number and aren't spending big money, you are wasting their time.
Halycon is offline  
Advertisement
26-04-2021, 15:24   #707
glynf
Registered User
 
glynf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Halycon View Post
Can I ask if they are welcoming to the small scale DIYer like myself? I often feel buying stuff from builders merchants that if you don't have a VAT number and aren't spending big money, you are wasting their time.

Strahan are decent to deal with, they supply wood turning stuff as well so they would have no issue dealing with hobbyists in my experience. I have bought PAO (planed all over) oak & walnut from them several times, never any issue. With covid, you cannot choose your own boards, but they have a collection service which useful as the max length their courier service does is 600mm; I have gotten 2.4M/8ft from them. Not sure what their prices are like now, I got a planer some time back so going to get rough sawn boards for my next build.
glynf is offline  
Thanks from:
30-04-2021, 17:12   #708
josip
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,382
I need to replace a few Iroko slats in a garden table.

I only need 1m of 10mm * 50mm, but will get 3m for future repairs.
Best I can find is on ebay from UK and by the time delivery & import charges are added, it's £50.
Am I wasting my time trying to find somewhere in Ireland where I can get it for same or less?
josip is offline  
30-04-2021, 18:39   #709
Calahonda52
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 10,253
abbeywood.ie iirc
Calahonda52 is offline  
Thanks from:
30-04-2021, 20:12   #710
DubInMeath
Registered User
 
DubInMeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 4,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Calahonda52 View Post
abbeywood.ie iirc
Last time I contacted them, about two years ago, they weren't interested in small orders.
DubInMeath is offline  
Thanks from:
Advertisement
30-04-2021, 20:48   #711
Calahonda52
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 10,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by DubInMeath View Post
Last time I contacted them, about two years ago, they weren't interested in small orders.
Okay,
I lived close enough to them and I just dropped in, I always found them easy to deal with, there will be pieces of board lying around, else try your local woodworking
Calahonda52 is offline  
30-04-2021, 20:55   #712
Mr Crispy
Registered User
 
Mr Crispy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 3,969
Hi folks.

I'm looking to make a desktop for my home office. I want something that will look smart, but be strong enough to support a decent amount of computer equipment. Would decent quality plywood do the job, and if so, what should I be looking for exactly?
Mr Crispy is offline  
30-04-2021, 21:00   #713
Calahonda52
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 10,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Crispy View Post
Hi folks.

I'm looking to make a desktop for my home office. I want something that will look smart, but be strong enough to support a decent amount of computer equipment. Would decent quality plywood do the job, and if so, what should I be looking for exactly?
IIRC the lads here are using baltic ply, you might need runners screwed and glued if the span is too wide
Calahonda52 is offline  
Thanks from:
30-04-2021, 21:33   #714
Firblog
Registered User
 
Firblog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,596
Hi folks, OH has started cold smoking, just did a salmon and it turned out very well, problem is that we used up the bit of oak sawdust that came with the little maze smoker; thought this might be a good place to ask where to source some untreated oak / hickory / apple / cherry / maple sawdust? Couple of lbs would prob be more than enough for the rest of the year.

Cheers for all pointers.
Firblog is offline  
Advertisement
30-04-2021, 22:15   #715
kadman
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,478
Quote:
Originally Posted by josip View Post
I need to replace a few Iroko slats in a garden table.

I only need 1m of 10mm * 50mm, but will get 3m for future repairs.
Best I can find is on ebay from UK and by the time delivery & import charges are added, it's £50.
Am I wasting my time trying to find somewhere in Ireland where I can get it for same or less?

Any joinery and you will pick that up for nothing
kadman is offline  
(2) thanks from:
18-06-2021, 19:43   #716
Nuphor
Registered User
 
Nuphor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 421
Send a message via ICQ to Nuphor Send a message via AIM to Nuphor
I’ve been looking to purchase some hardwood (walnut) in the south east area. Mcmahons did stock but their Waterford location seems to be closed (past by on Monday). Any other providers folks would recommend in the general south east? Happy to travel a bit, so KK, Wexford or Waterford.
Nuphor is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet