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CLASSIFIEDS: LUMBER, PLYWOOD, & PROJECT PACKS
PERFECT FOR YOUR NEXT WOODWORKING PROJECT

The items listed in this classifieds section are all offered subject to prior sale. They are stored in various LLJ Lumber locations, therefore for your convenience, we recommend you call and make arrangements prior to any pick up.

 

Special Saturday pick ups are available with advance notice. Don't see what you want? Give us a call - we'll find what you need! 800-292-5937.

READY-TO-GO SPECIALS
ON LUMBER & PLYWOOD

 

 

LUMBER SPECIALS

UPDATED 2/23 (Specials listed are subject to prior sale)

 
100BF PRICE ADVANTAGE!
Most plans for building beds take from 30 to 90 board feet, so even if it's necessary to plan another project, it's to your advantage to buy 100' and get the price break. Here are some of our most popular 4/4 choices: S&B Red Oak $277, S&B White Hard Maple $351, S&B Soft Maple White $299, D Select White Pine $261, and S&B Santos Mahogany $677. If you need thicker stock, or even a couple of different species, you can always combine items to attain the 100' price level.  Please take advantage of these great prices while they last because prices are subject to change. [87131205 (1245)]
ASH - 100BF, 4/4, S&B
For a craftsperson who doesn't mind staining, white ash is an economical alternative for red oak in your next project! Buy a 100bf of ash for $252 in the rough and if you mention this ad at the time of order we'll rip one edge and surface this material to your preference for just $15 more! $267 [87 13031912]

BEECH - 100BF, 4/4, S&B

While we don't deal in Beech stair parts like railings, spindles, and newels - or in any species, for that matter, we've got 4/4 and 5/4 stock that can be used for stair treads and risers. To give you an idea, buy the material and glue it yourself... 100bf 4/4 Beech sells for $203, and 100bf of 5/4 is $223. OR, let us save you your valuable time and energy and glue the treads for you! A Beech tread 1-1/16" x 11-1/2" x 42" is just $35/tread when you order 3 or more. Not quite the size you're looking for? Contact our sales team toll free for your custom tread needs!
87110725[45]
BRAZILIAN REDWOOD (MASARANDUBA) - 500LF, 1X6, S4S
Brazilian Redwood decking is also known as Massaranduba. This clear deep dark red specie combines the beauty of real wood with natural durability, strength and easy maintenance. The machined surfaces are excellent to create a real touch of class and luxury. $2.98/LF. 13(87) 120223 

SPANISH CEDAR

Attention cigar smokers and everybody who knows one! Spanish cedar is the favorite for building humidors and we have it from 1/8" to 2" thick and 1/4"x4'x8' plywood. So if you are building a box, a room, or a store - give us a call. Spanish cedar is also great outdoors and has many uses from canoes to screen doors.
13 0502 0045

CHERRY - 200BF, 4/4, #2 COMMON

Our 200 bd ft bundle proves the test of time as one of the best values in our selection. For your next project, please consider buying this package. 2 common cherry yields plenty of useable lumber that more times than not shows beautiful color and character. Don't delay as this material and pricing are subject to change, but today, make that call to reserve your 200 board feet for only $294.
[87 130319 45]

WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY CHERRY WON'T BE ALL RED?!

At one point the National Hardwood Lumber Association rules had included standards for the red (heartwood) color in cherry. Twenty five years ago they dropped the color requirement. Why? Even that long ago the resource was dwindling and the rules made it to difficult for boards to make the grade. Consequently, the rules had to be changed.

So why is it so expensive?
Just like the best white hard maple comes from Northern Michigan, the best cherry comes from the Allegheny National Forest. The annual cherry harvest has been dropped from 100 million board feet to 20 million board feet. Meanwhile, the demand has remained very strong.

So how do I get the red cherry I want?
If your project doesn't need long pieces (bigger than 3-4') DON'T buy Select and Better. There will be more red color and you won't be paying the premium for large clear cuttings.

CYPRESS - 100BF, 1X6, S&B, ROUGH

Looking for a candidate to replace the Redwood you could find at all the lumberyards 35 years ago? If you're building outdoor furniture or repairing the porch Cypress should be considered. Your billfold will look better too after you see the current price for Redwood. $292. 13[87] 120223 45
IPE DECKING LUMBER, 525LF, 1X6, FAS
Ipe is an extremely dense, tight-grained wood that exudes a deep rich honey brown color. Some pieces can run towards red and amber hues that complement other brown pieces perfectly. Besides its beauty, Ipe has the highest rating for insect and decay resistance and will last for many years to come - enough to cover a 12'x20' deck on 16" centers.  Don't forget your fasteners, Anchorseal, and Penofin! $2150.50 [87140220 (45)]
MAHOGANY - AMERICAN 4/4, FAS, 8-10' LENGTHS
Recovered from a recent return, this stock is ready to move at $7.49 / bf. This South American mahogany is already jointed flat and surfaced to 3/4". The lengths run between 8-10', but are mostly 9-10'. We're sure that you can find a place in your next project for this bargain. Already priced at Price Level 4 and flattened to boot. How could you go wrong? Please inquire about this bargain as soon as possible, or it may be too late! Package price = $1101.03 (87121130 [1395-5])
MAHOGANY - SANTOS, 4/4 AND 5/4 AVAILABLE
When our customers asked for an economical alternative for mahogany, we recommend Santos Mahogany. It's got the color, hardness, density; it's wide, it's clear, and it's almost four bucks cheaper a board foot compared to South American mahogany. 4/4 Santos is $663 per 100bf. We even stock it in 5/4 too @ $695 per 100bf! Price level and quantity discounts apply! Call for current pricing today!
87110725 [45]
HARD MAPLE - 4/4, S&B, WHITE
Pricing on 100bf of 4/4 White Hard Maple is now just $3.58/bf (8' lengths), making your next project even more affordable! Hard maple has long been a popular choice for flooring, butcher blocks, and cabinets. Start your next project today! [06(87) 14020412]
WORMY SOFT MAPLE - 100', 5/4, #1 & BETTER, 9-10' LENGTHS
]Tom faxed a copy of his bunk bed plans and called to discuss the choice of wood. White Oak - too hard, Pine - too soft -Wormy Soft Maple just right! He liked the character. Compared to Pine, Soft Maple is hard. It is only soft when compared to Hard Maple and the coloration with the addition of some worm-holes added just the character Tom wanted for the bunk bed. A 100' was more material than he needed, but bought it to get the price break and planned to build a chest with the extra. When he said, "I can't believe I got this much lumber for $182!", I thought it was time to raise the price, but decided to write a classifed instead.
[1387 131205 45]
WORMY SOFT MAPLE - 100', 4/4, S&B, $191 / or 100', 4/4, #1 & BTR, $172
Mark called back from Pittsburgh, PA. He said his wife is happy with her wormy soft maple kitchen cabinets, but now his daughter wants some too! Sometimes wormy is usually packaged #2&Btr, which might have a little too much character for some folks. However, we offer s&b or #1&btr; two grades that provide you with a great product that's fun to create with and easy to work. From Mark's experience, it sounds like it would be great for you too ... soft enough to sand without too much trouble, and takes stain very well! 12 131217 87
SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE FLOORING - Priced @ 75¢/LF - Select Tight Knot
We have 2,800 lineal feet of 1x6 select tight knot Southern Yellow Pine flooring (tongue & groove w/back relief) 6pc per bundle in 14 & 16' lengths. This rustic flooring would wear well in any family room or you might spruce up the cabin using it on the floor, walls, and/or ceiling, whatever suits your fancy. One of our commercial customers has this yellow pine on his shop floor and he loves it. The flooring is unfinished so you can color it to your liking or clear coat it for a natural appearance and bargin priced at 1.75/ bf ft." 87 140325 45
THERMALLY MODIFIED SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE - #1 & Better

Make your new garden bed using Thermally Modified Yellow Pine.

We've been promoting thermally modified yellow pine for outdoor decking for sometime now. Lately however, and thanks to a customer who bought thermally modified yellow pine to make a series of raised garden beds for his new home, we thought to share the good news with you.

When you think about it, thermally modified yellow pine is perfect for this application and you don't have to worry about any chemicals seeping into your garden bed. Also,thermally modified yellow pine is rated to last more than 25 years, far outlasting treated lumber.

The thermal modification process works to fix the yellow pine's cellular structure, making it rigid, hard and completely water insoluble. Without this moisture component, the wood cannot absorb or emit moisture, thus becoming more stable and resistant to decay. Even insects and microbes turn their noses up at thermally modified wood since the wood's natural sugars are long gone. What's left is a hard and rigid product, less vulnerable to decay and more dimensionally stable and resistant to warping.]

When you plan your new garden bed, consider using Thermally Modified Yellow Pine]from LL Johnson Lumber. The material is available in a Select Framing Grade and comes in 2 x 6 nominal sizes, from 8 to 16' long. We also stock 4 x 4s for the corner posts. Please give us a call so we can help with your design and pricing! [87110610]

SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE - 4/4, C SELECT, 1X6
Nothing beats Southern Yellow Pine for flooring. It’s tough with a warm glow that will last many generations. Lengths can run up to 16’ long and we can rip two edges and surface to your desired thickness; making the boards ready for tongue and grooving. We’re happy to list it here for just $2.34/bf when you buy at least 100bf or $2.16/bf for more than 500’. If you’re looking for something to make a lasting impression, this might just make the grade! If you’re looking for more character and knots, we can supply those grades as well.[87 131718 45]
RED OAK, 114BF, 6/4, S&B, 10' MIN-12'MAX LENGTHS
HAVE A PROJECT REQUIRING SMALL PIECES? If you're looking for just the right package of 6/4 s&b red oak, this might be just right for you. This stock was removed from our inventory because of excessive cracks and splits. You say, "what about the cracks and splits?" Well, there is quite a bit of solid material outside and between those cracks and splits that might be just right for your next project requiring small pieces of thicker stock. What do you have to lose to at least come by and see for yourself. Don't wait long, this package is priced at $2.69 @ board foot -- $306.66
87120622 [9756 I 03]
RED OAK PANELS

A customer called asking us to make five edge glued panels for his 4/4 Red Oak project. His material list totaled about 75 board feet including the panels 3/4" x 20" x 28". Well - this is what we decided. He bought a 100' for $257, to take advantage of the price break. We glued the panels, straight lined and surfaced the balance, for $68. Give us a call. 800-292-5937,

Here's an idea for gift-giving. We have a customer that needed a 22" x 22" edge glued panel for a top to the table he was building. Our price for one panel was $43. After he understood our minimum charge for gluing one panel, he bought four panels for $22 each, and decided to build three more tables for gifts.

SAPELE
Sapele is gaining popularity! Because of its variable reddish-brown color, this member of the Mahogany family is often sought after as an economical alternative for any number of projects that would otherwise be made with Genuine mahogany. Some common uses for Sapele include: cabinets, doors, paneling, furniture, etc. From what I understand, it finishes well and gives off a scent resembling that of cedar when cut. We do our best to keep an inventory of Sapele in 4/4, 5/4, 6/4,and 8/4. Contact us today for your next project's needs! [06 080328 4/5]
SASSAFRAS - 100BF, 4/4, #1 COMMON, 11.5’ AVG LNGTH
Sassafras has an extensive history of legend and lore. The first Americans and early settlers considered sassafras to be a cure all for all sorts of ailments. Today, however, more than its medicinal qualities, people treasure sassafras for its strength to weight ratio, making it perfect for boat building and canoes. We stock 1 common ($1.65 @ bf over 100bf) and select and better ($2.06 @ bf over 100bf). Both grades yield plenty of clear lumber as defined by the grade. Because of its strength and great price, we are sure you will feel much better after finding a place for Sassafras in your next project. [87 130718 45]
WALNUT - SAPPY, 5/4, SELCT & BTR

We've just recovered a nice little package of 5/4 select & better walnut that has only one problem; this walnut is too sappy! However, if you're in the market for some decent 10' walnut that leans toward the light side, you should check this material out. We're slashing the price to $4.65 @ bf to help move, and persuade you to buy this material. Walnut is superior as a cabinet or furniture grade hardwood that has been treasured for years. We hope you'll find the time to consider this treasure and plan your next project using this 5/4 walnut.

87 130611 [1499 I 03]

SAPPY WALNUT - $4.28/BF
Select & better walnut it is, all heart it's not. We're sorry, but occasionally we're left with perfectly good walnut, however, it has more sap than heart. Most customers seem focused on the darker or heart of walnut so what's left over are those boards where sap overrules the heart. If you're interested in making your next walnut project out of this walnut, give this bargain a try. You'll save some money and gain important experience in the finishing department. Please stop by our Charlotte location to inspect this great value. While you're here, check out the Workbench for the latest books and finishing products to transform “sappy” walnut into your next masterpiece. $4.28 @ bf. [87 1300718 1477]
WHITE OAK - 100BF, 4/4, S&B, QUARTERSAWN

Mission style furniture, reminiscent of the classics made by the Stickley brothers, stands the test of time and is still popular today. At the core of this classic look is quarter sawn white oak with its distinctive straight grain and medullar ray flecks. If you're inspired to recreate these classics please consider quartersawn white oak. This stock would make perfect surface veneer for cabinet doors or solid stock when making decorative accessories like mirrors, lamps, and picture frames. Give this material a chance to help you create your own reproductions of this popular style! $459 [87110725 (12)]

Quartered and Rift sawn White Oak is still very popular and our supply is excellent. What's the difference? The simplest answer is the grain in quarter sawn is 90 to 60 degrees with the face of the board and rift is 60 to 30.

 
 
 

FEATURED PROJECTS

 

POTTING BENCH

Why not build Mom (or your wife or daughter) a potting bench? Buy the Craft Pattern plan from us for $8.95 and 100 board feet of Northern White Cedar R1E S2S to ¾ for $190. This will give you more than enough for 2 potting benches and enough left over for some window boxes.

BLANKET CHEST

Make this Cherry Julbilee. Our lumber pack of 110 bd ft of #1 com. Cherry 8' & shorter R1E & S2S 3/4" for only $391.00. will give you enough lumber to make this Blanket Chest.

BOOK CASE

Mike sorted this package special for brown or heart as the rules state. Lengths run 9-10' and would make plenty of material for many furniture projects on your to-do list. If you're in the market to make a set of book shelves, stop into one of our two locations (Charlotte MI or South Bend IN) to check-out the plans available from us. The plan I saw is called a "low cost bookcase" made from plywood in Woodsmith Magazine No. 159. You could still keep it low cost but improve on the design by making a sturdier and long lasting set of bookcases with our package of soft maple. At $1.99 @ bf, this 335' package would total $667.00 and help you furnish a small library!

HUNTBOARD

This attractive piece won't take 100bf of lumber,our first price break, unless you make several mistakes, but anyone who does a nice job building this will be hounded by their spouse to build more so stock up on the wood. Pictured in quartered cherry, birch, & an accent of ebony, you may think of substituting birds eye or curly maple for the birch. Quartered white oak would make a nice sideboard as well. Approximate footage needed: 6 bf 8/4 cherry, 40 bf 4/4 cherry, 15 bf 4/4 poplar, 2 bf 4/4 birch, 0.5 bf ebony.

MEMORY DISPLAY TABLE

Need ideas for a birthday or an anniversary gift? This memory display table could be just the thing! With its hinged top and handy shelf, it's a breeze for displaying favorite mementos. Plans, (#CC64) from The Winfield Collection (woodcraft patterns), hardware and lumber for this memory display table are for sale at our showroom. Be sure to maximize your savings by buying 100bf of material: purchase roughly 75bf of 4/4 and 25bf of 8/4 and you will have plenty of material to build at least two or three of these treasures. Stop by... get started today!
DESK TOP ORGANIZER
Everyone can use a little help keeping his or her desk or countertops organized and this small project should help accomplish this. We have several lumber classifieds in Cherry, Maple, and Oak, to choose from so pick your favorite and let the fun begin. For plans see Woodsmith Magazine #103.
 
 

FEATURED LUMBER CLASSIFIED

(Featured Classified subject to prior sale)

WHITE OAK - 100BF, 4/4, S&B, QUARTERSAWN

Quarter sawn white oak carries a distinctive straight grain and medullar ray flecks. Its straight grain will restrict its shrinkage to the thickness of the board as opposed to width. This also minimizes warping and cupping, making it an ideal flooring and furniture product. White oak is non-porous, which allows it to be used in building wine barrels.

 

This stock would make perfect surface veneer for cabinet doors or solid stock when making decorative accessories like mirrors, lamps, and picture frames. $459 [87110725 (12)]

NEED HALF SHEETS OF PLYWOOD?

For your smaller plywood jobs, we have just the thing! Half sheets of numerous species that have minimal damage at garage sale prices. Call: 800-292-5937.

SAVE 25% ON LAMINATED PANELS

Numerous sizes and species of glued up panels, ranging from 12" to 20" in width to 18" to 72" in length. Currently 25% off regular price. Many to choose from!

WORMY MAPLE...
AIN'T NO WIMPY LUMBER
If there ever was a lumber with a public relations problem, this is it! Let me clear up a few misconceptions:

  • It has holes like Swiss cheese.All the cuttings (the parts used to determine grade) have to be sound and to be a worm hole must be 1/8" or smaller.
  • "Soft" means "soft" like pine.Actually "soft" means "soft" compared to hard maple. This ain't no wimpy lumber!

I bought 100' a few months back and it's found its way into shop jigs, sawhorses, drawer sides, shop cabinets, toys and clocks. You can stain it to look just like cherry. You'll want to check out our Wormy Soft Maple lumber packs at left.

OUR GUARANTEE

Your lumber purchases are fully guaranteed to be properly graded, measured and machined. LLJ does not guarantee products against loss or damage in transit due to circumstances beyond our control. To receive full credit for a returned package, the package must be in the same condition in which it wasreceived.

NOTICE ON LUMBER PRICES
Current hardwood demand is well below early to mid 2000 peaks but is now better than it was in 2009 / 2010. This is due mostly to very large export growth of almost every specie of hardwood lumber. While domestic markets for hardwoods are still slow compared to the peaks of the mid 2000’s, there have been some modest improvements compared to 2010. With this in mind, lumber prices are expected to rise. It is our goal to communicate accurate, timely information to our customers.

Prices and availability of products presented on our website and in our publications are subject to change without notice. For the most current product, pricing, and service information, please keep checking our website, or call us at 800-292-5937

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