/r/WoodMarket is a place for people to buy, trade, or sell their unused wood blanks, or associated tools.
We all have access to regional wood species that others in other locations might never see. This sub is designed to connect Woodworkers/Woodturners with each other as an alternative source for wood supply.
We all have access to regional wood species that woodworkers in other locations might never see. This sub is designed to connect Woodworkers/Woodturners with each other as an alternative source for wood supply.
Before posting, please check that your content doesn't violate our rules below.
We have 8 rules in r/WoodMarket. Breaking any of these rules may force us to remove your comment, or post. Repeat or blatant rule breaking will result in a permanent ban. These are rules that must be followed for your post to be approved.
All content must be relevant to Buying/Selling/Trading wood.
Be Fair in your Dealings.
Don't be a Jerk - Be Respectful.
Use the following Title Format: [H] Say what you have [W] Say what you want [Loc] Say your location (US, UK, etc). (This is useful to anyone wishing to avoid high international shipping costs by keeping trades in country or for in person trades. As always, do not provide addresses or other specific personal information in the post or comments.
Communicate Clearly in your Title.
Provide a Description in the Comments. Please be as detailed as you can be about the wood you are selling. Include, when available, the following information: Wood species, when harvested, moisture content (Green, kiln dried, etc.), sealing method used, etc. (The more photos and details you provide about the wood you want to trade increases the likelihood that someone will want to trade with you. Posts without descriptions will be removed).
Do Not Link to other Websites. No self promotion or linking to personally operated retail/resale sites such as Etsy, eBay or other online shops in a post.
NOTICE: All trading transactions are the responsibility of those involved. Please work out the details of your trade and come to an agreement before sending anything. The Moderator team and Reddit Administrators bare no responsibility and/or power to protect your personal property in regards to trading. Be wise in trading with strangers over the internet. Do the right thing and honor your trades!
Get your TRADE KARMA by posting here: r/WoodMarket Sales Karma Thread
There will be a Reputation system, as seen on other marketplace subs. If a user is known to deliver as promised they will receive a plus next to their name so that it can be established that they are a trusted buyer/trader/seller.
If you would like your community added to our Related Subreddits Network feel free to let the mods know!
I'm a wand smith and I'm trying to look for fig for a wand but I've looked everywhere and can't find any fig for sale. so I'm just trying to find somewhere with saficent fig wood for sale. So if anyone has any suggestions on any listingd or something I would be greatly appreciated!
happy to buy 4 to consume a whole sheet if needed. dimensions can be slightly less to accommodate cuts. unfinished preferred.
On behalf of r/Wandsmith and by the suggestion and encouragement of /u/americanaluminium I'm here to post a thread where wand sized blanks can be bought, sold and traded.
In particular, the intention is to allow rare, obscure types of wood, such as Blackthorn, Laurel, Hornbeam, Pear etc. to be more available to us Wandmakers who crave them. These woods aren't commercially sold, and can be very difficult to get your hands on if you live far from their natural habitat.
#What does a Wand blank look like?
Turning blanks: Most wands will be in the range of between nine and sixteen inches long. A lot of Wandmakers turn their wands on a lathe, and it's always helpful to have at least an extra two inches to the length of the wand you're aiming for (inch on either side of a turning blank). Say you're making a fourteen inch wand, the easiest way for me to do it is to use a 16 inch blank. This allows me to make some mistakes as I turn and gives me some leeway. The optimal dimensions of a Wand turning blank are 1 1/2'' × 1 1/2'' × 16''. But thicker or thinner blanks can be used as well. Of course the thicker the blank the easier it will be to turn.
Carving blanks: Other Wandmakers carve their wands with knives and chisels, carved wands are more forgiving in the types of wood they come from. Where Turning blanks have to be straight and thick, carving blanks can be almost any shape or size.
So go forth. Buy, trade, sell and discuss!
I have 2 black walnut trees that hang over my house. They are pretty large (2-3 feet thick) and have about 20-30 feet of almost perfectly straight trunks. I want them gone off my property as they hang over my house and make a huge mess all year. they look fairly healthy but I know nothing about trees. Cutting them down would not be extremely difficult as my neighbor has ok'd using his lawn to drop them (they are probably his actually) and there is plenty of space. is there a market for people to come take down a tree (for free or cheep) so they can have some decent wood like this?
Anyone know anyone interested in buying slabs of California Redwood? Old growth stumps and such. They work well for those epoxy river tables.
I've got a good chunk of stuff that was part of a larger lot of wood that I got in a group sale, and I don't really need these pieces since I don't have anywhere to really store them, and I don't have any projects to really use 'em. All of it is kiln dried, almost all of it is milled, not rough cut. Various dimensions from 1x1 to 2x8 or larger, lengths anywhere from 6 inches to 4 feet in length. Looking to sell the whole bunch for $400. I'd estimate there to be at least 50 board feet of wood here
Hi all, I'm searching chiefly for a piece of Elm native to Britain (or even Europe). It’s for a special project (magic wand) that would suit a piece of European Elm better than stock I could likely find in North America.
So firstly I'm after Elm turning stock in 1”-2” X 13”-15” dimensions. I understand Elm is a rarer timber to find these days, but there’s no shame in asking.
I’m also curious to know if anyone has access to this list of wood native to Britain and Ireland and Europe:
If you have access to any of these in blanks suitable for turning wands (1”-2 X 12”-18”) let me know! Cheers, hope to hear from you soon!
#TIPS FOR SAFE SWAPPING
#Important questions to ask yourself
######- Did they comment on my Post? Or just send me a private message without any public discussion? -
What's the reasoning for this? Banned users can still view subreddits and PM people. It's just how reddit works. So we can ban as many scammers as we want, but they can still PM you and you would be none the wiser that they have been banned. A simple, "PMed" in the comments is all it takes to dispel any worry.
You should therefore always require a comment in your Public Trade Thread before swapping with ANYONE. It doesn't matter how much rep they have, how old their account is, or how much karma they have. No comment in your Public Trade Thread -- NO DEALS.
We'd rather see deals take place out in the open in comments, as it helps in transparency.
######- How old is their account? -
While new users more often than not are trustworthy (I make deals with new users all the time), you should still exercise caution when making deals, and check for the following: Do they have Flair, Completed Trades, or Reputation Elsewhere?
######- Does the seller actually have what they say they do? -
Sellers may use fake/stolen images of items they don't actually have. Make sure what they're selling you is something they actually possess. It's a great idea to always ask for pictures. If necessary ask for timestamps! This is very important. If the seller includes the item and their username with a date, everything should be good to go in this regard.
Tineye or Google reverse image search their pictures. This is not as foolproof as timestamps, but you can look their pictures up that way if you yet have any doubts.
#- Paying for items with Paypal -
######- Paypal Gift (Friends/Family) Vs. Goods & Services-
If you pay someone via PayPal, understand the risks and differences between the two types of payments.
There is a 3% fee for payments sent as goods/services but it allows you to initiate a claim if there is a problem. If you send payment as a gift (F&F), you CANNOT initiate a claim to dispute the charges. As a buyer spending an extra 3% for your item shouldn't add too much more to the cost of your item. As a seller you could just build that cost into the price of your item. Under no circumstances should you send payment as friends/family, nor as a seller should you only ask for friends/family.
There may be additional consequences from PayPal if they find out you're dealing with F&F payments when in reality dealing with goods and services. It's very rare, but you do not want this to happen to you. I've heard some horror stories about people getting screwed by asking for F&F payments.
Additionally, if a seller sends the buyer an invoice, Paypal's fee to the seller doesn't apply to shipping costs. It's minor but still worth noting. Always do goods and services even if you've dealt with someone before! You never know when things can go wrong and you want that protection.
######- Use tracking and Expect tracking -
Just because someone gives you a tracking number, doesn’t mean that the item has been shipped since you can generate a tracking number online without sending anything. If you’re expecting the other party to go first, make sure the package is updated on the USPS website as "package received" and NOT just "shipping information received". Scammers may generate a tracking number for you but never actually ship the item.
######- The Victims Plea -
“Oh, I’ve been scammed before, so I’m not comfortable sending first” or "I need money quickly to buy _________ (fill in the blank)". While this may be true for some people, that's not your problem. If you are inclined to believe them - ask for proof of the scam. When did it happen? How? What was it for? Do they have any confirmed trades? Did they report it? Did they post on our Karma Thread?
#- Common Courtesy Reminders -
Reply to all offers and be polite in doing so. There are enough unpleasant characters on reddit and we simply don't allow them here. We want our community to have fun and enjoy exchanging wood stock without worrying about aggressive attitudes. It takes less than 5 seconds to reply “no thanks” if you’re not interested in someone’s offer.
Rule 2. on our subreddit is Don't be a Jerk - Be Respectful. This rule should be self-explanatory, but in case it isn't we define it as any of the following: Being aggressive towards other users, causing nonconstructive arguments, trolling or inciting/engaging in hatred, violence or general unpleasantness. Add value to our community or you will be asked to move along.
It is in place for good reason and bans will be handed out to anyone that refuses to treat everyone with respect.
######- Stay in Contact -
We’re all human beings. We all have family, school, work, bills, lives, etc. These things get in the way. Things come up. Sometimes delays occur, and that’s okay. Just keep your trade partner informed, and don’t let a delay turn into a non-delivery. Because then you’re gonna have a bad time.
######- Use the report feature and send the Moderators a Message -
There’s no need for you to enforce the rules yourself. We have the Moderation job, you have the job of enjoying the subreddit! If you see a violation of the rules, hit report and enter a reason. These come to us anonymously, though you’re free to put your name in the report if you’d like. If you report something PLEASE also message the moderators if the report requires explanation. If you report a thread and say, "User is a scammer" you HAVE to message us with proof. We want to ban scammers, but we have to have proof. As moderators, we aren’t all on 24/7, and sometimes things will slip past us. We will always rely on the community to help us notice everything.
######- What to do if you think you've been scammed -
Message the modmail! Give us all of the relevant information and we'll make a call based on what we think happened with the situation. Sometimes things happen in peoples' lives beyond their control so they might not have been able to respond to you in a while. We'll try to make a good judgement call on what we think you should do.
###Every user that has completed a trade or plans to complete a trade will comment in this post.
Please follow this format in your comments-
/u/americanaluminium's Karma Comment!
Purchased a number of pieces of wood such as Elm, Pear, Hornbeam from him for a great price. I was very happy with the deal and would buy/trade from/with them again!
When the Moderators have witnessed satisfied comments from both users you will both will receive a +1 to your user flair, indicating the level of reliability/dependability.
If you have problems/questions with your karma, message our Modmail!
If you encounter problems with the person you are buying/trading from/selling to please message our Modmail!
Looking for Larch for carving (or potentially turning- if I can get access to a lathe). I live in the Maine area, so from quick googling, there should be larch trees in the area, but I'm not going to murder a tree for just the little I need. If you have any suggestions, leads or any for sale please let me know!
I don't need much, somewhere around 2"x2"x16" should be plenty.
(I'm here from r/Wandsmith if that gives you a good idea).
I'm not new to woodworking, but I've always just carved kinda w/e I've had access to (mostly pine, oak or maple).
(also- I couldn't see any of the community rules on the desktop view, so hopefully I didn't violate any rules. If I did, sorry!)
I would really like to make some things (namely a pen) for my dad, who was born in Italy. I'm honestly not super picky, I figured first step was to find someone who could get their hands on some wood, and then find something that would work.
To be clear, I would like wood from a tree that was grown in Italy.
I've been looking for Larch/Tamarack for quite some time! I need turning blanks, roughly 1" 15" squared. Anyone got any leads?
Hey guys, I'm looking for small chunks of apple wood. I can find cherry blanks out there but no apple--or maybe I don't know where to look?
Hey everyone, I have a selection of handmade bowls to offer. They are beautifully made by an experienced craftsman. Most bowls are a combination of cherry, maple, walnut, and poplar. An example of some of the items available can be seen here and our shop can be visited here . Please let me know if you have any questions about the products, I am more than happy to help in any way that I can!
I have a beautiful large Sycamore tree way too close to my house, and I'm having it taken down. The base of the trunk is between 3' & 4' in diameter (the pile you see is of the larger high-up branches, not the trunk). I have a local source that will slice, plane & kiln dry for me. I'm going to use some myself, but plan to sell most of it.
I'm obviously open to buyers here. But, mostly curious how to find market prices for these sorts of things. I know it depends on quality of the wood, which is yet to be determined until the trunk comes down. I don't want to get screwed. But also don't want to just hoard tons of wood in my garage.
Also, what is the most desirable thickness of board? And what is a good price for the slicing, planing & drying services?
Hey guys, sorry if this is the wrong sub to go to but I'm looking to buy a ~48"x24"x1" butcher block to make a table. I would normally just opt for taking a stab at making it myself but I'm currently living in an apartment in NYC so unfortunately don't have much ability to do anything of the sort. I'm looking to make it out of a darker/warmer wood like Mahogany or Walnut but having trouble actually finding a nice amount of sources to compare. Most places I find online have butcher cutting boards, but not large pieces for tables. I found this from home depot but a little wary about the quality of the piece. I found Hardwood Lumber Company's stuff online but not a whole lot else out there besides Etsy which I've found in the past to be a bit pricey. Being in NYC poses its issues for finding a brick and mortar to buy this from, so I'd probably be limited to online.
Do any of you guys have any other sources online I could check out for this? I'd ideally like to get this table together asap to finally get the apartment together. Appreciate your time!
Hi, maybe this is not the right reddit but I would like to sell some very nice and unique wood sculptures, could anyone point me out in the right direction? Thanks!
Hey guys! I have a decent pile of sycamore wood that I've been turning into blanks that would be good for pens or similar. I've cut them into 8" lengths and they're between 3/4 and 1 inch thick. Here's a picture of one lot and an attempted closeup of a blank:
Most of these have a pretty cool pattern to them, although some have it more strongly than others.
$20 $14 per 13. Price includes shipping to anywhere in continental USA. If anybody would like a different dimension of blank, let me know and we'll try to work something out. I have stuff from 1/2 to 3/4 and a few uncut pieces that are over an inch. So if you want a wand-sized blank or some oddball size piece I'll get it for you! I'm getting more all the time. Thanks!
Hello, I have been trying to find 4x4s of maple or cherry lumber for a shelf I am building, but I cannot seem to find any anywhere. Does this wood not exist?
Here I have quite a large amount of southern wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) branches and log sections. I'm in the process of milling up the larger logs into turning blanks but I have a large quantity of smaller pieces that make excellent blanks for carving spoons. I have more than I can use before they dry out and its such a nice carving wood I don't want them to go to waste. Wax myrtle is usually only a shrub so big stuff like this is uncommon.
Wax myrtle is a lovely carving wood while still green, though it is a touch hard when dry. Its got a similar feel when carving to sugar maple, its dense fine grained and cuts smoothly. Its probably a little harder than sugar maple. The wood has a faint pink orange hue when freshly cut but upon UV exposure the wood turns a medium orange tan. Occasionally it seems to have dark brown streaks but they aren't consistent. The grain tends to corkscrew a bit and the bark is hard to read so I would recommend sawing the wood rather than splitting it to make your spoon blanks. This wood seems to be quite stable and not prone to checking during seasoning.
I'm selling a large USPS flat rate box stuffed with as many branches as I can fit for $12 plus the $18.90 for shipping in the US. Let me know the general size you're after and I'll select for that. First come first serve but I think there is plenty to go around. The ends will be coated in anchorseal to keep the wood as green as possible. The two spoons on the left in the final album picture are wax myrtle.
Looking for large volumes of reclaimed wood in the mid Atlantic area. Random widths and lengths over a 1,000 bf . Mainly looking for Red or White Oak, but also interested in Chestnut or Heart Pine if the deal is good enough. Not looking for it cleaned or de-nailed. Anywhere in the Virginia/Maryland/Delaware/Southern Pennsylvania/ Pan handle of West Virginia area would be best.
I am looking for the purple streaked heartwood blank from a Common Lilac with purple flowers. It can be a fairy narrow piece of heartwood (at least one inch, a bit more might be helpful for me, but not necessary), but it needs to be at least 15 inches long.
If anyone could provide this I would really appreciate it! Just respond and we can talk about pricing.
I have a few hardwood boards, a bunch of shorts, plywood, and MDF for sale along with a storage unit. $300 or best offer. I want to sell everything at once. https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mat/d/hardwood-boards-plywood-mdf/6427619521.html
Cherry - 11.5 bdft
5-7/8 x 133-3/4 x 15/16
6-5/8 x 132-3/4 x 15/16
Sapele - 4 bdft
4-3/4 x 121 x 15/16 Hard Maple - 21.9 bd ft
5-1/2 x 144-3/4 x 15/16
6-1/8 x 144-3/4 x 15/16
6-7/8 x 132-3/4 x 15/16
5-1/2 x 103-1/2 x 15/16
Curly Maple - 11 bdft
7-3/4 x 144-3/8 x 15/16
8-1/8 x 60 x 15/16
Poplar - 29.5 bd ft
9-1/8 x 123-1/4 x 15/16
7 x 123-1/4 x 15/16
7 x 123-1/4 x 15/16
70 x 6-1/4 x 2" (8/4 board)
44 x 6-1/4 x 2" (8/4 board)
(3) 4'x8' x 23/32
(2) 2'x8' x 23/32
(1) 48" x 69" x 23/32
(2) 4'x8' x 3/4"
multiple piecees of 1/2" MDF
Alder, Ash, Poplar, Walnut, Elm, and Maple
I'm in the Hudson Valley, NY area and I'm looking for fresh cut birch, cherry or other fruitwood timber 4" in diameter and larger.
I have a 3 ft roughly diameter burl I'm looking to sell I am in update ny near Albany will answer as much info as I can, I don't know the wood type