Things You'll Need
- Car (optional)
Western juniper (or Juniperus occidentalis) wood can be found in Idaho, Oregon and California. Juniper is a strong, durable and aromatic wood with properties similar to cedar or redwood. You'll find Western juniper logs for sale by lumber companies as well as individuals. If you don't live in the Pacific Northwest or Northern California, your best method for getting juniper wood is to purchase it online. If you live near the juniper's growing region, you can make a trip to juniper country.
Determine how much juniper wood you'll need for the projects you intend to build. What kind of wood will you need? Lumber companies such as JMAR Juniper sell several different types of juniper wood, ranging from peeled juniper poles and square posts to landscape poles and flooring.
Research companies selling juniper wood products on the Internet to determine which supplier is the best choice for your needs. JMAR Juniper and Western Juniper are two such companies, but many more exist.
Call or email the companies to obtain a quote for the amount of juniper wood you'll need.
Purchase wood when you find a price that works for you. Make shipping arrangements with the lumber company.
Research local lumber mills, wood supply shops and other stores that might sell juniper logs to customers who are able to transport it themselves, if you live in the area and can fetch the wood yourself. You might review Craigslist and other sites to see if homeowners are selling juniper logs as firewood for less money.
Call around to determine if the shops or individuals have the type and quantity of juniper wood you seek. Request that they email you pictures of the wood so you can be certain it will work for your projects.
Arrange a sales date. Drive to get the wood on that date.
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