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Any Good Local Lumber Store in GTA North?

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Any Good Local Lumber Store in GTA North?

I am planning to build a garden planter by myself. Is there any good local lumber store in Richmond Hill, Markham, or Aurora area?
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Don't really know what kind of lumber you are looking for, Im assume either cedar or PT, which could probably be had at most local stores.

That said, the two stores I would recommend are:

Century Mill Lumber and Schell Lumber (Home hardware), both are in Stouffville.

CML will not have pressure treated.

If you want to go the other direction, you can look the Central Fairbanks Lumber.
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Thanks, I am new to this too. Since now working from home and have so much time, maybe I can trying making one :P

From my research, I think cedar would be more affordable, and redwood would be overkill for first-timer like me.

I will check out Century Mill Lumber which is not far from where I live. Maybe can also king cole duck which is kind of on the way too lol
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VladimirY wrote: Central Fairbank Lumber on Dufferine & Steels. https://centralfairbank.com
I went there last week.
Full covid mode, you can't window shop.
Line up to get in, and you talk to the person behind the counter and you pay before seeing any of the stuff you buy.

Unless you know exactly what you are getting, it's hard to shop right now.
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el'ation wrote: I went there last week.
Full covid mode, you can't window shop.
Line up to get in, and you talk to the person behind the counter and you pay before seeing any of the stuff you buy.

Unless you know exactly what you are getting, it's hard to shop right now.
When you're buying lumber you should know exactly what you're getting.
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el'ation wrote: I went there last week.
Full covid mode, you can't window shop.
Line up to get in, and you talk to the person behind the counter and you pay before seeing any of the stuff you buy.

Unless you know exactly what you are getting, it's hard to shop right now.
It was largely like that in normal times, wasnt it. You could not browse and pick the lumber you wanted. They sold it to you in linear feet or whatever. The showroom was mainly for tools.
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All the same shit ... Lowes, Home Depot, Rona.
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eforblue wrote: Thanks, I am new to this too. Since now working from home and have so much time, maybe I can trying making one :P

From my research, I think cedar would be more affordable, and redwood would be overkill for first-timer like me.

I will check out Century Mill Lumber which is not far from where I live. Maybe can also king cole duck which is kind of on the way too lol
You want cedar, or pine as a cheaper alternative.
PT should not be used for if you plan on eating whatever is growing inside.
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Momentix wrote: The showroom was mainly for tools.
... and trim, hardware, and lots of trim.

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