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10-13-2010 08:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hardwood lumber reasonable prices wide selection florida resource alder cocobolo wenge cedar mahogany padauk willow zebrawood walnut maple cherry

Hey Everyone.

Some time in the next month I will be going on a long overdue vacation from central Carolina down into Florida (West Palm area, with a road trip to Homestead Fl). Looking for good places to stop and look at hardwood – Looking for very reasonable prices, or a wide selection (better yet both!).

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you in advance for your input !!

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#1 posted 10-14-2010 01:56 AM

Be careful with what you buy south of Georgia. Ag inspection may take it away from you when you come back north. Best I can recall the last one is in south Georgia on I95. Don’t know about the other roads.


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#2 posted 10-14-2010 02:05 AM

Hey Gofor,

I appreciate the info – I had no idea about Ag inspections, I will look up more on the topic (I like to be fully prepared..).


-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#3 posted 10-16-2010 01:56 AM

Hi Scotty,
Hardwood are probably best had from NC as opposed to GA or FL.
For instance, check this gent in Iron Station, NC:

Having said that
Robert Ross has a sawmill in SW Marion County that’s quite good and has good prices.
He’s got a very nice selection of hardwoods and softwoods.
B & G sawmill near Tavares has a good reputation.
Bushnell Sawmill 5 miles east of I-75 on CR 48 does a real good job at very fair prices.
I’ve been well pleased with their Cypress and Pine.
Sturgis Hardware in Vero off US 1 has a very nice lumber selection at OK retail prices.
There are numerous small sawmills which can be found by looking on craigslist under /mat


-- Gary, Florida

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#4 posted 10-16-2010 04:17 AM

Hey Gary,

That is just the sort of info I was hoping to get – Thanks!

Anyone else wana chime in?

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#5 posted 10-16-2010 01:42 PM

I’ve found some real nice lumber at the Woodworking Source in Mooresville, NC, just north of Charlotte. They’ve got a website at Be sure to ask for Rick and, seriously Tell him I said he needs to give you a good deal!


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#6 posted 10-29-2010 05:06 AM

Thanks Gary!

Stop by if you are in the area any time. Directions can be found here:

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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