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    Default Where can I find wood like this for desk?

    I want to build a desk as below image for my wife's setup.

    But I have no idea where to buy a piece of wood like that to use for the desk.

    Anyone know where I can buy this (Gauteng)?
    Of course places like Builders Warehouse does not have this. You can see it kinda has the raw edge of the tree on one side.


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    Try places like timbercity

    I have even seen these things pop up on gumtree and facebook marketplace

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    Try your local tree feller, My mate in Durban is one and he take's all those trees he cuts down and sells it in strips as seen in your picture, so maby someone local in Gauteng does the same thing.


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    You can try https://www.rarewoods.co.za. They're based in CPT, not sure if they do shipping but it's worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdaddy View Post
    I want to build a desk as below image for my wife's setup.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cdaddy View Post
    But I have no idea where to buy a piece of wood like that to use for the desk.

    Anyone know where I can buy this (Gauteng)?
    Of course places like Builders Warehouse does not have this. You can see it kinda has the raw edge of the tree on one side.
    you can try Noag's Market, Haven't been there in years though, But they used to have all different types of wood.. I see you in kempton park. They are on pomona road..
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    You could try these guys as well - we have used them for almost 20 years to source solid wood for clients:
    https://timbermerchant.co.za/
    They have Matumi tops - a little bit on the crazy side with regards to pricing though.

    Otherwise some sawmills should have a piece. Client close to Sabie had us make quite a few pieces with wood with natural edges. He cut them at his sawmill. If you can find one close to you they may be willing to part with a piece for a desk.

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    That looks like a solid door that’s been repurposed as a table.
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    If the raw edge is something you really want you could maybe try and find a packing crate or pallet. Will be more work if you want to make it yourself but will have that reclaimed wood look that women like.
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