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Scrounger's Paradise

Where high class goods from all over the world - are always a deal

































             Here are a few of our customer's Testimonials! 


Testimonials

















Mark,

 

A short note to introduce myself.
Dale out in Fletcher had given me your contact and store details
as I am building a barn apartment.
I was in this past Saturday and your guys Jamie & Jim were terrific
In assisting me with a piece of wood for my mantels.
Also will be bringing my wife up next week to pick out a table top slab for
a kitchen table I am going to make her.Just wanted you to know how amazing your store is and thanks for thediscount on the mantel piece!
Will be back soon.

 All my best,



JW

 John Wittig
President East Region
Office: 305-625-4171


Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits



 Mark is an outstanding collector of beautiful exotic lumber and I know that every time I come to scroungers I will find a board better then what I'd hoped for at a better price then anywhere else around. A + I would highly recommend coming even if its just to look around




Angel Ringler
May 15,2017






Reliable place to get Plywood that remains stable  


                                                                                                                              May 15, 2017


Bill
Holstow Woods
Church Hill, TN 




Fantsatic place. Scroungers Incrediable                                                              May 13,2017

Nikki
Breanna 
Bryan


 


My first visit to Scroungers Paradise was magical . Jim led me to a room filled with Lapis and Malachite. Beautiful and deep blue Lapis everywhere. Mark recounted the stories of Lapis used by Leonardo Da Vinci. Amazing !. Thank you Mark and Jim for this wonderful experience.




Leslie Perez     May 13,2017



My sister Marsha and I recently visited Scrounger’s Paradise for the first time. Though the website touts itself as primarily a boon for construction jobs and fine woodworking, we had journeyed there on the advice of artist friends. It is truly an exotic and eclectic museum. Yes, the upscale construction materials such as antique Turkish doors and beautiful landscaping lapis lazuli ore from Afghanistan are a pleasure to view. At the same time, this venue is a wonderland of whimsical and sundry items to purchase at rock bottom prices: knock-off Crocs, books, and odds and ends of papers, etc. I left with a matchbox made to look like a book (I’m a book artist) and a McGuggey’s Eclectic Reader (rev. 1920 from the original 1879 version). We spent over an hour drifting through this amazing venue. An additional thrill and surprise was bathing in the beauty of art created by the owner, Mark Olivari (www.thecosmicdoodler.com). And, coincidentally, I just read in the Asheville Citizen Times that four of his large metal doodles will be exhibited at the Asheville Regional Airport from March 10 through June 25!!! If you’re looking for some wholesale shopping therapy that surprises and delights you, I highly recommend multiple trips to Scrounger’s Paradise. I doubt you will leave empty-handed.

Maria F.
Asheville, NC




My sister Marsha and I recently visited Scrounger’s Paradise for the first time. Though the website touts itself as primarily a boon for construction jobs and fine woodworking, we had journeyed there on the advice of artist friends. It is truly an exotic and eclectic museum. Yes, the upscale construction materials such as antique Turkish doors and beautiful landscaping lapis lazuli ore from Afghanistan are a pleasure to view. At the same time, this venue is a wonderland of whimsical and sundry items to purchase at rock bottom prices: knock-off Crocs, books, and odds and ends of papers, etc. I left with a matchbox made to look like a book (I’m a book artist) and a McGuggey’s Eclectic Reader (rev. 1920 from the original 1879 version). We spent over an hour drifting through this amazing venue. An additional thrill and surprise was bathing in the beauty of art created by the owner, Mark Olivari (www.thecosmicdoodler.com). And, coincidentally, I just read in the Asheville Citizen Times that four of his large metal doodles will be exhibited at the Asheville Regional Airport from March 10 through June 25!!! If you’re looking for some wholesale shopping therapy that surprises and delights you, I highly recommend multiple trips to Scrounger’s Paradise. I doubt you will leave empty-handed.

Maria F.
Asheville, NC


I wanted to take a moment to say how much I appreciated the cordial welcome you extended to my family the other day on our visit to your facility…..you treated my mother and father with great respect and you had nothing but kind words about my sisters you know from Binions. I will be sure to let others know about Scrounger’s Paradise and the warehouse full of items you have at reasonable prices…
I would like your permission to add your email to my auction mailing list in the chance that you might find something to your liking in one of our upcoming auction events.
Again, thank you for your warm hospitality.


As promised, here are the photos I showed you today of the cuci froor that I installed that I bought from you. It weighs a ton but everone that sees it loves it.
PS. I’ll see you again in a few days to buy some of the wainscoating you have in stock.

T. Sanko




Rob Hays


If anyone needs large or small quantities of special woods, Scroungers Paradise is the place! The prices are unbelievably good and the selection is excellent.
For building a deck or installing floors or just working on small woodworking projects, it is the right place to get a good buy on good exotic woods.Mark Olivari and his staff are so friendly and accommodating. If you are like me, you will come back again and again!


Dewey Johnson




Northview Church would like to thank Scroungers Paradise for their kindness and generosity towards us. We were doing a remodel of our meeting space and Mark was kind enough to donate some amazing pieces that have transformed our building. They are beautiful and add so much to our space. Thank you so much for your generosity and willingness to help. It is always amazing to come in and see what new things you have from day to day. We recommend you to folks all the time.

Northview Church




Just wanted to send you both a quick note to let you know that the flooring install is done and it looks great. I picked the wood up Monday afternoon and they finished installing 750sf by Wednesday with less than a half a box left over. Of the 36 boxes, there was one short piece that had a chip in it which is pretty remarkable and speaks to the quality of the lot. Everything is perfect with beautiful variations in the grains and coloring and it all fit together without a hitch.You now have a satisfied customer that would buy from you again and would recommend you to others. Thanks!


John Elwood 




Yesterday was our first trip to Scroungers Paradise, and HOLY COW! what an undiscovered treasure trove! If you’re a sculptor or otherwise creative person, this is the place to go for materials and inspiration. If you’re a builder or finishing your own home, the possibilities for handsome and high-quality flooring and trim are endless. Interior designers, artists, pickers, preppers, and builders of all sorts should check this place out!  

S. Wilds



Hi mark as you can see the Epey Floor tuned out beautifully. The variation in color really makes a stunning impression. And my dog matches the floor too. Thanks!

R. Robertson
Asheville, NC





I live in Charleston South Carolina and drive all the way up to scroungers paradise because of their selection and pricing is unrivaled by any other supplier in my area. Anything from rare species to cabinet grade building material, they have wholesale pricing that I can't even get with my contractor discounts at my local suppliers.
It truly is a unique place when it comes to selection. If you are into any kind of specialty furniture projects or do any kind of high-end woodworking, they have wood species and dimensional lumber of sizes you cannot find anywhere else except for commercial suppliers from woodworking magazines.  The commercial suppliers in woodworking magazines charge about double what scroungers paradise does- and the benefit of scroungers is you get to walk in and look and feel everything to cherry pick the most square stock.
Mark, the owner, is very helpful and is willing to spend personalized time with the customer to find all of the right materials to fit their needs. He spent probably about an hour with me before I ended up making my purchases- name one store that would ever go to these lengths of customer service!  I only wish they were able to expand to my area- I'd be there at least once a week!


Garrett Schmelter
Charleston, SC




Mark,
 
Not sure if this is still your email, but, if so, here's my Khabukalli deck with cedar railing and risers. One coat Messmers clear UV oil, four months weathering.
Feel free to use it, along with your other photos, if someone wants to know what it looks like.
 
Thanks, everybody loves the color.
 
Ed Pierson



 

 


Here are just a few of the extremely satisfied clients here at Scroungers Paradise.  As you can see we take pride in the wide array of products that we offer, and the finished masterpiece turns out to be absolutely beautiful.  We guarantee that you will be content with not only the finished product, but also the price that we're able to sell these high quality products at.  Mark Olivari is experience you can trust, and he will be with you every step of the way for any renovations or upcoming projects that you may have in mind.  ​











Scroungers Paradise                                          6/6/17


The best unexpected finds on the East Coast

Best source of Ipe I have ever found !


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