Re: good place for ayc, red cedar, other good wood
I would call liberty cedar in RI and find out they are doing delivery in your area. I bought a ton of AYC from them 2x8 full dimension rough sawn for a good price. They also sell ballusters pre cut. You may be able to have some sent to you fairly inexpensively. Fence Companies are a great source also.
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