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Old 15-06-2014, 08:16   #16
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Re: Where to find Sitka Spruce?

Alaskan yellow cedar(AYC). It is not cedar but actually cypress. Rot proof, light, stiff but soft. For spreaders would be a good choice. Available in large sizes but as mentioned laminates are usually stronger anyway. I would use a laminate with titebond 3 glue of clear ayc.
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Old 16-06-2014, 15:59   #17
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Re: Where to find Sitka Spruce?

Thanks for all the replies and advice.

I believe I have found a local supplier that says they have what I need.
Frost Hardwoods, in San Diego. The ironic thing is that I was just there three weeks ago for a big piece of teak. Since the name said "Hardwoods" I didn't even think to ask for a "soft wood" like spruce.

I guess it pays to ask questions.
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Alaskan yellow cedar(AYC). It is not cedar but actually cypress. Rot proof, light, stiff but soft. For spreaders would be a good choice. Available in large sizes but as mentioned laminates are usually stronger anyway. I would use a laminate with titebond 3 glue of clear ayc.
During my Alaskan Helicopter logging days, they would pull out Yellow Cedar logs that were so big around they had to rip them down the middle to get them out. Probably over 8' in diameter. Grain was straight as an arrow. It was all sent to Japan.
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Re: Where to find Sitka Spruce?

Sounds like you got what you need but if it's wood in SoCal this guy would know:

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Re: Where to find Sitka Spruce?

Frost is good. Set up an account as a boatbuilder/cabinetmaker. You'll save money.
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