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TwoThumbBruce

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04-03-2019 04:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mahogany lumber suppliers lumber supply lumberyards teak

I’ve finally retired to Florida and now can build and fish, only to find that all the mahogany dealers are up north. Where can I find suppliers for mahogany without costing an arm and a leg? Or just a leg?

I’m an hour north of Orlando.

-- Bruce, Florida


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John Smith

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#1 posted 04-03-2019 04:56 PM

Bruce – I am South of Orlando and WoodCraft is an hour’s drive for me.
they have an assortment of nice wood. my favorite is the exotic wood
scrap boxes where you can get some outrageous nice project pieces for $4.00 a pound.
https://www.woodcraft.com/stores/orlando
cruise the Orlando CraigsList regularly for “Mahogany Lumber” and you may get lucky.

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#2 posted 04-03-2019 05:16 PM

Chipmunk hardwoods in edgewater on the east coast.
Craftsmen lumber in ybor on the west coast
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#3 posted 04-03-2019 05:23 PM

if you get over to Sarasota check out advantage lumber. Their buffalo location has a nice selection of hardwoods. www.advantagelumber.com

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#4 posted 04-03-2019 05:40 PM

Thanks, Guys!

-- Bruce, Florida

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#5 posted 04-03-2019 05:59 PM

I wouldn’t buy lumber from Woodcraft unless I had very deep pockets or were totally desperate.

As a life long resident and ww’er for >30 years, I can tell you Florida is not exactly a hot bed of quality hardwood lumber.

That said, you can find species like Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany at many hardwood suppliers. I’m sure there are several in the Orlando area.

1) Do an expanded area Craigslist search.

2) Be willing to drive.

I drive 450+ miles to NC to buy most of my lumber direct from a sawmill.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#6 posted 04-03-2019 06:37 PM

I had my own milled. Irma took down a large mahogany down, So I drove it to a saw mill.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 04-11-2019 02:23 PM

If your ever in the Tampa area, look into Craftsman Supply Ybor or Intercity Lumber down near the port.

http://www.intercitylumber.com/
http://Craftsmensupply.com

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#8 posted 04-11-2019 02:40 PM

For mahogany and teak I’ve found the best place to buy is a local boat builder/restorer. Here in Detroit we have several places the restore Chris Craft Woody’s.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#9 posted 04-11-2019 06:28 PM

I’d google ‘hardwood suppliers florida’. Some of the dealers in hardwoods only sell wood (local and exotic). You should be able to get a better board foot price from them. Example, with hickory, three different stores here sell it from $4.95 to $5.50 bf. Woodstock Hardwood Supply has Select or better, Rustic, and #2A Common. Ranging $3.47 to $3.95 bf. This is before my contractors discount. Just a sample of savings from a hardwood supplier.

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#10 posted 04-11-2019 08:43 PM

The Ole General Store in Geneva near Oviedo

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#11 posted 04-21-2019 01:23 AM

Welcome to Florida. I just got into woodworking, so I don’t know how expensive this hobby can be, but I can tell you fishing is an expensive one. You might have to balance out these two hobbies. B.O.A.T. = Break Out Another Thousand. The easiest way to overcharge someone is just to add the word “marine” in front of any product.

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