I needed some sticks and decided to look on Craigslist. I found a guy selling rough cut poplar cheap, looked salvaged. It also looked like he had a mill. A couple of phone calls and a twenty minute drive landed me in a tiny suburban lumberyard. Plenty of cut wood and logs, including oak, locust, cherry and walnut. I loved it. The 1"x3"x12' poplar cost $5@. We talked a while, nice guy who loves wood and milling, but has a regular job. If anyone local needs something, I can point you to him, or just check Craigslist LI for lumber.