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    Finding Teak Or Other Hardwood Lumber

    I need to make an order for a teak house. Sawn lumber of specific sizes is needed with up to a 6x8 face and up to 6M in length. That rules out buying an old home which is mainly planks. It also rules out just poles as I don't have a good way to mill them. The order involves over 70 large pieces plus lots of decking. Teak w/ papers is preferred but would consider other hardwoods if there is a price advantage. This is for Phetchabun province, but it can come from another province. Suggestions on how to go about finding someone to fill this order is appreciated.

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    Visit local lumber yards.

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    Will cost a small fortune and may be delivered at night as it will probably be from illegal logging, be VERY carefull

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    there is a government lumber yard, north of Mae Rim, that sells confiscated timber, and they deliver with papers and the wood is all stamped

    we have bought quite a lot from them as it is reasonably priced

    you just have to have a look around, and maybe check with the office, they seem to know what they have even though the place is extensive

    it also depends on what they have confiscated; if they don't have what you want, maybe give them a "wish" list
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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt View Post
    Visit local lumber yards.
    Or alternatively, seek out other types of tropical hardwoods.
    Quite often, they are a much superior than the beloved teak.....not always, of course.

    But today's market forces one to ply options.

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    I suppose ply is not an option

    other woods are fine, as long as you can prevent insect attack

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    I discovered local lumber yards in my area do not deal in teak at all. I need to go back and ask them about other hardwoods. There is a place that makes and sells teak lumber using a bandsaw not too far away. They make up to 8x8's, but strangely they are unable do anything longer than 3M. I've used them in the past, but I need up to 6M in length for this order.

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