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Strut Channel Suppliers Portland Or #69492
09/11/06 12:22 PM
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winnie  Offline OP
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Somewhat off topic, since this is both DIY and not electrical [Linked Image]

I am going to be building some hardware (sewing table, computer desks, fabric storage racks, etc) using strut channel. I was wondering if anyone was familiar with the local suppliers in the Portland, Oregon area, and could point me to the 'right place to go' for reasonable prices and a good selection of fitting (especially angle and shelf fittings).

I know that I could, for example, buy all of this stuff from a place like McMaster-Carr (and pay a considerable premium for the convenience), or that I could buy the basic strut and 'Big Orange', for less than half the price of McMaster...but with no assortment of fittings.

I would much rather pay a reasonable premium to a local supplier that has good selection. Can anyone send me a pointer or two?

Thanks
Jon

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Re: Strut Channel Suppliers Portland Or #69493
09/11/06 04:27 PM
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If it was me without a welder I would go to the local metal supply and get 1 1/2 square tubing with holes (like they use for street signs)it is cheaper and bolts together easier. Rod

Re: Strut Channel Suppliers Portland Or #69494
09/11/06 04:31 PM
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John, I found two.

Cresent Electrical Supply Company
1466 NW Naito Parkway
Portland OR 97209

503-222-4000


Platt

Portland Metro
3053 N.W. 29th Avenue
Portland , OR 97210-1707
Phone: (503) 224-1919

Good luck.....

[This message has been edited by Dnkldorf (edited 09-11-2006).]

Re: Strut Channel Suppliers Portland Or #69495
09/11/06 05:54 PM
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If it was me without a welder I would go to the local metal supply and get 1 1/2 square tubing with holes

Unistrut also makes that in 3 sizes that telescope with each other.
Don


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Re: Strut Channel Suppliers Portland Or #69496
09/11/06 07:54 PM
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livetoride  Offline
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But it is cheaper to buy generic from the metal supply than strut from elect. supply. Rod

Unistrut also makes that in 3 sizes that telescope with each other.

Re: Strut Channel Suppliers Portland Or #69497
09/17/06 11:27 PM
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homer  Offline
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Winnie,
Portland has a couple of suppliers that sell strut cheaper than the elec. and plumbing wholesalers--Portland Contractor Supply has the most reasonable prices, in my experience. They also sell slotted angle, but I have not bought much, so could not comment on their pricing of the angle. Good luck on your projects.
Larry


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