Materials

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Wood

Woodsmith Store: 10320 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA

- Large selection of exotic lumber
- High quality, but you pay for it
- Offers discounts to members of their woodworking club

Liberty Hardwood: 1620 NE 69th Pl, Ankeny, IA

- Large selection, good quality
- Better prices than Woodsmith Store, if you are not looking for anything exotic

Big-box hardware stores (Menard's, Lowe's, Home Depot)

- Typically construction grade lumber. Good prices, gets the job done, but not the place to go if you are building fine furniture.

Plastics

Midland Plastics: 1600 E Washington Ave, Des Moines

- They often have odd-sized pieces available for a fair price

Big-box hardware stores (Menard's, Lowe's, Home Depot)

- Typically limited to small sheets of clear plastic


Metal