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    Default Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    So I called around a bunch of places in the East Bay this morning to check on the availability of Baltic Birch.

    The only place that had it was Castro Valley Lumber and a 1/8" sheet of BB cost $25.50.

    Anyone know of any other places in the area that sell BB? Preferably at a better price?
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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    that sounds like jobber price,which is not bad to get quoted over the phone

    how much were you expecting to pay

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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    1/8" BB usually runs 17$ CAD for me

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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    Quote Originally Posted by TIMORNE View Post
    that sounds like jobber price,which is not bad to get quoted over the phone

    how much were you expecting to pay
    After searching some other threads on SF, it looked like people all around the US (San Diego and NC) were paying $15-20 per sheet.

    A few years ago, I could've sworn this same place charged me $35 for the same sheet, which would be ridiculous.
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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    18-22 per sheet is what you'll pay,once you start doing repeat business with the lumber yard.

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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    just got some today at 15$ a sheet, some super plywood place that had over 100 sheets in stock, its mad far away from me but its really the only place to buy from

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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisatch View Post
    just got some today at 15$ a sheet, some super plywood place that had over 100 sheets in stock, its mad far away from me but its really the only place to buy from
    Name of company? Address?
    Quote Originally Posted by Hmann View Post
    i sell my sperm and blood. sperm is $85 a shot but you can only donate once every 3days. thats why i go to 3 differnt banks! and sell blood it get $25 a quart every 3 days (only sell that every 3days cause youll die if you sell more)

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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisatch View Post
    just got some today at 15$ a sheet, some super plywood place that had over 100 sheets in stock, its mad far away from me but its really the only place to buy from
    and what size are these sheets?

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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    Quote Originally Posted by TIMORNE View Post
    and what size are these sheets?
    5x5 1/8th thickness
    robs plywood on long island

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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisatch View Post
    5x5 1/8th thickness
    robs plywood on long island
    if only that wasnt 3000 miles away
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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisatch View Post
    5x5 1/8th thickness
    robs plywood on long island
    Very good,now lets see some pic's of your wip

    Quote Originally Posted by allstardavy View Post
    if only that wasnt 3000 miles away
    Is ten bucks really going to make or brake you from deck building

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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    Quote Originally Posted by TIMORNE View Post
    Is ten bucks really going to make or brake you from deck building
    No, and it hasn't stopped me before. But if someone were to tell me that there is a place closer to where i live where the sheets are $10 cheaper, I'd go there... wouldn't you?

    I'm just trying to explore my options man
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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    Then I would say your not done sourcing yet,my east bay brother.
    you need to start checking with cabinet shops,not big production shops small custom shops also check with furniture mfg.
    You'll be surprised what can be found when you dig enough. I found some .1375 maple veneer in a small furniture shop,some of it was warped ,water stained & rat crap stains but usable.The dude gave the stack if I would clean up that corner of the shop. A fair trade for 3hrs of labor I would say.
    Good luck with your hunt!

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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    Not closer to me, but I just saw this in another thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by kcrist19 View Post
    Just found it today, you can get 1/8" baltic birch 5'x5' pieces for $11.25. you can get it from aura hardwood lumber inc. in san jose. only problem is that they don't cut the wood there for you.
    Also saw this in another thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongboardude View Post
    Berkeley CA (bay area) I get a 5x5 1/4 for $20.... seems near avreage? and the will cut for you to fit in your car.. the place is called Mac Beath
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    Default Re: Baltic Birch in the Bay Area

    Quote Originally Posted by allstardavy View Post
    So I called around a bunch of places in the East Bay this morning to check on the availability of Baltic Birch.

    The only place that had it was Castro Valley Lumber and a 1/8" sheet of BB cost $25.50.

    Anyone know of any other places in the area that sell BB? Preferably at a better price?
    Aura Hardwoods Inc in San Jose has 60"x60" 1/8" BB sheets for $11.25

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