I often get the question “where do
you get the benchtops for the benches you build in class?”
That’s easy… the saw mill.
As most folks know lumber yards and
home centers don’t carry big pieces of timber, and
if you do find something like 16/4 stock it is
usually cost prohibitive for a workbench build.
I am very fortunate to have a small
local mill that that keeps me well supplied in
lumber for my classes and projects. Lesley Caudle
runs a small mill outfit in Boonville NC. He does
custom sawing for customers as well as buys timber
and sells lumber of all kinds.