Today was the Open House at Metro Hardwoods, located in Independence, which is just East of Kansas City, Missouri. In case you missed some of my earlier posts, I bought the spalted maple I will use on my Krenov-inspired cabinet at Metro Hardwoods – in short, terrific!
To download the list of hardwood lumber that Metro Hardwoods carries, plus all the exotic hardwoods, sheetstock, moldings, and other woodworking tools and materials, right-click here, and then select Save Target As… This instruction assumes you are using a flavor of Windows on a PC. This is a Microsoft Word document; with the permission of the Management, I scanned the four pages of their product list and inserted them into this Word document. The listing does not include prices – please call them to get all prices (address, phone number, and FAX number are on the first page of the document).
An interesting development today: I had an opportunity to meet Larry Sauers, President of Sauers & Company Processed Veneers. Reportedly, David Marks and Larry have a great working relationship – and Larry mentioned that his company supplies veneers for (several?) of David Mark’s projects. I mention this for one reason only: The matched and sequenced veneers available from Sauers & Company are superb – and Metro Hardwoods is an exclusive dealer in the Kansas City area.
The following photos show attendance, rack after rack of lumber, exotics, etc. Metro Hardwoods is also a distributor of General International woodworking machinery in the area, and participated in the 2008 Woodworking Show in Kansas City. The photos also show the General machinery display area in the store:
The Sauers & Company Processed Veneers,
who partners with Metro Hardwoods – that is Larry Sauers,
President, with my oldest granddaughter Amanda:
The event was very well attended. Our hosts provided lunch for everyone; we observed that when people were not eating, they were looking for something to take home. Jeff stayed busy at the register!
As I read other blogs, I have noticed a feature that I really like: Relevant links to “stuff” mentioned in the current post is included at the bottom of the post. I start doing something similar with this post: