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Buying thin cherry or pine.

IrishBill_NY's picture

Hi, want to make one or two classic 'Shaker-style' lap desks as gifts. I don't have a planer and really don't want to buy one. Can someone-anyone point me to source for ⅛"; ⅜"; ½" cherry or pine boards? I thought this would be the easy part but I have spent literally hours on the Internet looking for a source. Is there a reason this is so hard to find? Thanks in advance for any and all help. Bill B. (From NYC, if that makes a difference.)

hoytbon's picture

Thin Boards (post #178508, reply #1 of 5)

Bill, recommend both (1) Ocooch Hardwoods for cherry, and (2) Thinboards at for pine.  Big box stores dropped the pine and now carry only oak and poplar.  Yuk!

forrestb's picture

Check out Woodcraft (post #178508, reply #2 of 5)

Haven't seen any pine, but a fair assortment at url


ashleyjohn's picture

See if this link can (post #178508, reply #3 of 5)

NickNukeEm's picture

I've bought 3/8" cherry from (post #178508, reply #4 of 5)

I've bought 3/8" cherry from these guys before and been very pleased:

They provide anywhere from 1/16" to 1.5"

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."  Invictus, by Henley.

commercialforest's picture

I know that Woodworkers (post #178508, reply #5 of 5)

I know that Woodworkers Source stocks Cherry in 1/2" thickness and ships throughout the United States.