Hi all, My name is Corey and I presently live in Missouri. I have my private pilot license, but I've been away from aviation for a while. I tried in the past to build a Hummel from plans, but I found metal working wasn't my thing and more difficult than I had expected. So that project was fairly quickly abandoned. I am since now completing a boat; a 10-foot rowing skiff made from wood which is turning out nicely. After giving it some thought, it seems to me I'm willing to try my hand at plane building again, and currently I'm looking mainly at the MiniMAX line, with particular interest in a VMax. I also have a set of Fly Baby plans. While I like the Fly Baby better, the VMax looks like it is an easier build for first timers, and it has vendor support for kits and parts. The VMax calls for white pine lumber, while the Fly Baby uses Sitka Spruce. One issue I'm having is trying to locate a supply of white pine lumber. I thought it would be fairly easy to locate at Home Depot or Menards, and from there just select stock with good tight rings and run out. The local stores supply "pine" lumber, but looking at the material sheet, it appears this lumber could be anything from spruce, fir, or various types of pine. If worse comes to worse I could buy the kits from Team Max, but I'd like to try to save a few $$$ and get my own lumber. Wicks is actually in driving distance from me, but I believe they only stock sitka spruce, and I'd prefer to stick with what is called for in the plans. Anyone know of a good source of white pine in central Missouri? Thanks!