I've just started to get into wood working as a hobby, and started making some garage cabinets, will be moving on to making a fitted wardrobe, coffee tables, end tables etc. So need to find a good place to buy timber from. I'm in Papakura/south auckland.
For my cabinets in the garage I used non structural plywood for the carcass from bunnings, this was quite cheap at $60 for 18mm 2400x1200. But its terrible for painting/staining. I made the doors out of MDF (also from bunnings). But the selection at bunnings/mitre 10 is really quite poor and they dont have really anything for cabinet making etc.
For nicer plywood Ive found pprpenrose.co.nz, which seem to have a pretty decent selection and priced ok.
But for just general timber for face frames, table legs etc. anyone have any recommendations where to go? clear pine cheap would work well for face frames, some hardwoods would be nice for other projects etc.
Preferably somewhere south of the CBD, closer to papakura the better obviously. But really dont want to drive to west auckland or the shore to pickup wood.
This is what I made
The top was a large block from Bunnings, which wasnt too badly priced. I made the stupid mistake of not stiring the varnish (first time I had used varnish - and the make the writing so small on the can) so the main top has a nice colour and the mitre saw top is a darker red, but is the same varnish :) but this is why I started in the garage, for practice.
I'm planning on door wall hung cabinets and pegboard as the next project.