Visit to Smoot Lumber
I finally got around to getting supplies for the balustrade I need to rebuild. Because my goal is to restore it rather than just build one, I was limited on where I could go for my lumber.
I opted to go to Smoot Lumber located on Edsel Road in Alexandria. They’ve been in business since 1858 and if you are undertaking a restoration project the chances are always good that they’ll be able to get you what you need. Depending upon how fussy you are and how much money you want to spend, they’ll even mill what you want.
I was able to find stock that matched the remnant from the old balustrade. That was great. Now, I just need to set the time aside to set up the miter saw, get the nail gun, and have at it.