My day job is M-F, 8-5. I’m thankful that I have such a job. I’m home every evening and off every weekend. However, it does make having access to certain things a little difficult. Dr.’s appointments for instance require planning and scheduling of vacation time. Blah, blah, blah.
I have also lamented on many occasions that I have had difficulty finding a lumber yard. Most are an hour away and are on the same work schedule as I am. So I have made an effort to design and build projects with material that can be had at the local Home Center. The few material exceptions that cant be sourced at the Home Center, I generally mail order.
I rarely take vacation. That means at the end of the year I always have several days of unused vacation. These days do not carry over and I generally just cash them in for the pay. This year though, I only cashed in part of the time and managed to take three full days off from work. So I decided to take another try at finding a proper lumber yard.
After several failed attempts, I hit pay dirt. I found a lumber yard just over an hour away from my house that was willing to sell a minimum of 100bdft. Several emails were exchanged and I placed an order for 50bdft of 8/4 red oak and 50bdft of 8/4 poplar. (I have several staked projects on the list). So this morning, my nephew and I made the hour drive and picked up my early Christmas present.
So if you are in the northeastern Ohio area and need lumber, you should give Ohio Hardwood and Plywood a call. Mike and staff are very helpful and a pleasure to do business with.