Hardwood in NB

  • 31 Aug 2017 2:28 PM
    Message # 5058099

    This question is for Rob and the forums members who reside in NB. I recently got posted to the province (Fredericton/Lincoln) and I am desperately trying to find a hardwood lumber supplier. I read some older comments on the forum stating that Moncton is probably my only option... is that still the case in 2017? Is there anything new that popped up either in Freddy or Saint-John?

    Alternatively, any good Kijiji finds in the region?

    Best regards.




  • 02 Sep 2017 11:05 AM
    Reply # 5060335 on 5058099
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)

    Hi Matt, welcome to the province!  I am doing a sharpening and Handplaning workshop in Rothesay this month on the 16th from 10-2pm in the woodshop of Rothesay HS.  That is just on the outskirts of Saint John.  I am the hired gun on this one, contact Duane at 506-653-0907 if  you are interested.  

    Wood is a tough find, not much left.  Moncton has Richelieu, Robert Bury Co., and Arnold London Lumber.  Arnold is a great guy and very knowledgeable, he is in the process of selling the business so this contact wont be around for long.  Saint John has just a few cabinet shops that sell a bit but not much, hardly worth passing on.  Fredericton is not as familiar to me but I do know Colonial Manufacturing has a bit of lumber.  

    Give me a call anytime you are heading south, 506-977-1401.  Sounds like you might be in the military and that would be even better.  See if you can arrange an opportunity for me to come up and demo in the base woodshop, my gift back to you guys for what you do.  



  • 03 Sep 2017 11:46 PM
    Reply # 5061975 on 5058099

    I know a guy close to you that has good dry wood. He lives in Oromocto. Lots of species and good prices. Here is his contact info. He answers texts quickly. Search kijiji.nb and you'll find his ad with pics. Good luck and welcome to New Brunswick!



  • 21 Sep 2017 4:02 PM
    Reply # 5273845 on 5058099

    Rob, thanks for the reply. The family cottage is in Kingston, NB by on the river, so I will definitely give you a shout next time we go.

    I have found a place in Woodstock called Maritime Lumber (see https://www.facebook.com/maritimelumberhardwood/) . They have a good selection of local hardwood and their prices are honest.

    Also, I am in the military in Gagetown, but have never joined the base woodworking club. Let me know if you want me to reach out to them to organize something like a demo or just a "meet and greet" type event. 


  • 04 Oct 2017 11:37 AM
    Reply # 5295002 on 5058099
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)

    I think that may be an old listing.  Maritime lumber went out of buisness several  years ago.  I would be thrilled if it was revived but i have not heard such wonderful news.  It was a huge business, yard and kiln.  I would go there and think I was in Wood Heaven!

    I am all in for a demo day if you can arrange it.  cheers


  • 05 Oct 2017 6:22 AM
    Reply # 5296434 on 5058099

    I don't know Rob as I live in the states but looking at the web page above for Maritime Lumber it appears there are recent posts from last month. Might want to give them a call. Cheers!


  • 05 Oct 2017 12:32 PM
    Reply # 5296833 on 5058099

    The owners were Don Shea and Scott Ogilvy. They were awesome to deal with. I believe they mentioned something about getting back to the lumber business. 

  • 07 Oct 2017 1:22 PM
    Reply # 5301419 on 5058099
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)

    that will be my first call Tuesday morning!  Monday is thanksgiving here in Canada


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