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01-30-2005, 10:27 AM
Hi I need informations about some god supplier of sitka spruce and western red cedar from US , Canada ( near east coust if possible ), or maby Europe . When I said god I mean reliable ( I will pay goods without seeing it so I would like to be shure that I will receive 1 class spar grade sitka spruce ) , and not expencive - but the quolity is on the 1 place . By the way , I am from Serbia & Montenegro ( Europe ) and I want to build hollow wooden mast ( I need 1x6' and 1x8') for my 34 foot steel sail boat . I plan to join with some friends of mine to order big quontity ( maby 1 container) of sitka spruce and western red cedar . Any information is welcome .
Thanks in advance
01-30-2005, 11:00 AM
As both are West Coast species, if you can buy a 40' container then I'd recommend dealing direct with the mill and talk to them about shipping:
Queen Charlotte Island Boat Lumber
PO Box 293
Port Clements BC V0T 1R0
Old-growth Sitka Spruce and Yellow and WR Cedar for 3-4 bucks/BF....half the price of Edensaw and others...worth the truck freight....and a solid, family-run operation. Been almost a decade since I shipped a 40' container 8000 miles by sealift, but I remember it costing in the $5000 range.
B.C. is the only game in town these days for the best tight-ringed, old-growth stock in these species, as none has been cut commercially in the US for over a decade.
[ 01-30-2005, 12:07 PM: Message edited by: Bob Smalser ]
01-30-2005, 11:49 AM
Try Boulter in Boston, Ma.
They will ship Ocean Freight.
Be sure to check the specials page as I believe they have some discounts on the Spruce.
ALL PRICES ARE SHOWN IN US DOLLARS
Sitka Spruce - rough
Vertical grain mast and spar grade in lengths up to 25'
1 x 6
2 x 6
1 x 8
2 x 8
Douglas Fir - rough
Old growth quarter sawn in lengths up to 20'
2 x 6
7.95 Bd. Ft.
Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir – S4S eased edges
Stock requests are filled within 2 days. Sizes available are numerous, see chart below.
Please call for price and availability as they are subject to change.
1 x 4
2 x 4
4 x 4
1 x 6
2 x 6
6 x 6
1 x 8
2 x 8
1 x 10
2 x 10
1 x 12
2 x 12
1/2" & 3/4"
5.00 Bd. Ft.
5.75 Bd. Ft.
[ 01-30-2005, 12:51 PM: Message edited by: Barry ]
01-30-2005, 12:42 PM
Fred Tebb and Sons, Inc
P.O. Box 2235
4109 192nd St.
East Tacoma, Wa. 98446
I have had Spar grade spruce shipped sight unseen to S. E. Asia on more than one occasion and have never been disappointed. They supply companies such as Wicks Aircraft..and others..
01-30-2005, 06:49 PM
I would not buy sitka again from Boulter without personally inspecting it very carefully.
01-31-2005, 11:52 AM
Get a quote from these folks...
In the Swamp. :D
[ 01-31-2005, 01:53 PM: Message edited by: Venchka ]
01-31-2005, 03:01 PM
I'll second Fred Tebbs. I was able to pick mine up in person, but if you tell 'em what it is you want it for, you can count on getting top grade stuff. They "get" boatbuilders.
This is a bit closer to Zagreb maybe you can try here frischeis (http://www.frischeis.com/)
05-17-2013, 06:21 AM
We have all the spar Sitka Spruce you need and can also supply you with real spar pole in Sitka Spruce and Red Cedar "whole tall 40' poles for spars of real trees in them two species. Thank you. John a 67 year old old growth timber cutter from SE Alaska coast range. email@example.com
You may be 8 years behind on this sales call John.....
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