Finally made it down to Century Mill Lumber in Stouffville today. I had been told it was an excellent place for all kinds of wood and I wasn’t let down at all. There was so much I wanted, but I needed to be realistic (and besides, there’s only so much you can fit in an Elantra). I was very pleased with their pricing and selection and their staff was very friendly and helpful.
In the end, I picked up a six-foot piece of hard maple, a seven-foot piece of cherry and a small cut-off piece of wormy maple from the scraps bin. In all, I should get close to twenty bowls out of the three pieces. They even gave me a free t-shirt too, which was nice of them. Next time I go, I’ll need to remember my tape measure (although I’m sure they’d have let me borrow one of theirs if I asked). I was just eyeballing the width of the wood and the maple is slightly narrower that I thought it was.
On the way home, I ended up taking quite a scenic route. Or more correctly, I turned left where I should have taken a right… and ended up on a lovely back-roads tour of Durham.