Material Sources Database in Massachusetts

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#1

I’m going to make this topic a wiki. This way we can share vendors that sell material locally.

Acrylic

  • P&K Custom Acrylics - Sells scraps/cutoffs
    https://pkcustomacrylics.com/ - 40 Faulkner Street, Malden, MA
  • Altec Plastics - Has a retail operation for small quantities.
    https://altecplastics.com/ - 116 B St, Boston, MA 02127 (N.B. hours are 8a-4p M-F)
  • Industrial Plastic - No website. 9 presidential way, woburn ma, 781-938-6600
    has a ton of scrap, and they are quite reasonable.

Wood

  • Rockler, store locations by state: http://www.rockler.com/retail/stores
  • Boulter Plywood, Somerville: http://boulterplywood.com/ - nice cabinet-grade ply.
  • Woodcraft of Boston, Woburn, 185 New Boston St, Woburn, MA 01801, (781) 935-6414 A bit pricey and selection is iffy, but they have some thin boards, as well as pen blanks (wood & acrylic), plus tons of stains and other finishes.

Leather

  • Tandy Leather, 73 Princeton St. #10, North Chelmsford, MA 01863, 978-275-0596

Other

Additional Resources

  • Artisan’s Asylum: https://artisansasylum.com/ - huge makerspace in Somerville. Also maintains a wiki with very similar information about material sources.
  • Lowell Makes: http://lowellmakes.com/ - makerspace in Lowell. Has a GF and a Full Spectrum. Members get discounts to some local places, like Tandy and Woodcraft

#2

To edit the wiki, click on the pencil.


#3

If you don’t see a pencil it may be hiding under the 3 dots.


#4

It won’t let me save my edits, so:

  • Woodcraft of Boston, Woburn, 185 New Boston St, Woburn, MA 01801, (781) 935-6414 A bit pricey and selection is iffy, but they have some thin boards, as well as pen blanks (wood & acrylic), plus tons of stains and other finishes.

  • Tandy Leather, 73 Princeton St. #10, North Chelmsford, MA 01863, 978-275-0596

  • Lowell Makes: http://lowellmakes.com/ - makerspace in Lowell. Has a GF and a Full Spectrum. Members get discounts to some local places, like Tandy and Woodcraft


#5

Not sure why you couldn’t add them. I updated the list for you.

I was checking out where Woodcraft of Boston, Woburn is, and I noticed another place nearby it.

Atlantic Plywood. It looks like it’s a wholesale supplier, but they might be willing to sell cutoffs or drops cheap. I’ll have to give them a call later.


#6

Interesting…

I’m not sure about the post. I might not have permission… because I’m not an “owner,” some of the settings are wonky for me. It let me start to edit, but it gave me an error whenever I tried to save. Thanks for adding them!


#7

I tried calling, but it seems like it went to there corporate number. I sent an email to them instead.


#8

Looks like Atlantic also carries formica. It would be cool to get access to some scraps.

I actually had a question about Industrial Plastic. Is it a storefront where I can just show up or should I call ahead?


#9

I would call first. It looks like they are a plastic fab. I don’t think I was the one who added them to the list.