Baltic Birch Supplier near Lexington, Kentucky, USA

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NukePooch
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Baltic Birch Supplier near Lexington, Kentucky, USA

#1 Post by NukePooch » Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:59 pm

I've gotten lots of Baltic Birch from Hardwood Specialties in Lexington, KY...but it looks like they're out of business.
Searching isn't turning up much, I'd prefer to not have to drive 3 hrs to get some (but will if I have to :wink: )

Does anyone know of a supplier within 100 miles or so of Lexington?
Built:
4 Jack 112L- 3012HO, melded array
17.5 wide AutoTuba with Infinity 860w
6 Wedgehorn W6 w/ Panel Mount Piezos
2 T48 Slims (15" wide) with 3012LF
4 T48 Fattys (32" wide) with 3015LF

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Re: Baltic Birch Supplier near Lexington, Kentucky, USA

#2 Post by himhimself » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:21 pm

DSI. Distributor Service Inc. has a location in Louisville. I've purchased baltic (1/2" 5x5, and bendy sheath sheets) from their Indianapolis location and gotten great prices and service. I forget exactly how it worked but I signed up as a "business" to get better prices or waive some kind of fees. Would definitely recommend if you can't find other options. I've also bought a bunch of 20"x20" 1/2" baltic pieces from Menards. I think the SKU was 125-4000. I got them for $2 each and they were perfect for almost all of my T30 interior panels.
2xT30 (20", 3012LF)
2xT30 (21", 3012LF)
4xOtop J-array (Beta12, melded/straight piezos)
Truck Tuba (MCM)
Next up: 2xJack12 or family of table tubas

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Re: Baltic Birch Supplier near Lexington, Kentucky, USA

#3 Post by NukePooch » Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:16 pm

Thanks, found DSI's site, will look into it. I'm needing 4x8 sheets at this time. I did notice that Menards can ship 4x8 BB to the Louisville store, but it's at least $10/sheet more, and time to wait on shipping...
Built:
4 Jack 112L- 3012HO, melded array
17.5 wide AutoTuba with Infinity 860w
6 Wedgehorn W6 w/ Panel Mount Piezos
2 T48 Slims (15" wide) with 3012LF
4 T48 Fattys (32" wide) with 3015LF

himhimself
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Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:34 pm
Location: Bloomington IN

Re: Baltic Birch Supplier near Lexington, Kentucky, USA

#4 Post by himhimself » Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:41 pm

Menards is my go to store here, sooooo much better than our local Lowes. And we don't have a Home Depot. One thing to keep an eye out for is sometimes they have some ridiculous minimum order quantities, or will want to charge you for two extra sheets of ply to protect the ones you're buying. I know DSI has both 4x8 and 5x5 sheets.
2xT30 (20", 3012LF)
2xT30 (21", 3012LF)
4xOtop J-array (Beta12, melded/straight piezos)
Truck Tuba (MCM)
Next up: 2xJack12 or family of table tubas

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Re: Baltic Birch Supplier near Lexington, Kentucky, USA

#5 Post by Rick Lee » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:42 pm

It's 200 miles away but Nashville Plywood has all the sizes of BB with great prices.
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