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Forum topic by PeteStaehling posted 07-24-2016 01:47 PM 246 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-24-2016 01:47 PM

I am looking for a domestic wood supplier within 4 or 5 hours of Tallahassee. I have Redwood Bay Lumber in Blountstown but they have a limited number of species. Someplace that has things like butternut, sycamore, English walnut, cypress, and cedar in addition to the usual poplar, walnut, and cherry would be worth the occasional day trip or overnight trip.

I have moved from an area with lots of lumber mills and stores, so I am used to being able to browse lots of nice lumber in many species. Things are much more limited here in the Tallahassee area.

My customers expect me to have a stock of nice wood in species that are not locally available here as far as I can tell. I don’t mind driving fairly far but would rather not have to make the 2000 mile round trip to my old suppliers in Pennsylvania (Groff and Groff, Hearnes, etc.). I do really miss those places as well as Free State Timbers in the Baltimore Md area.

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#1 posted 07-24-2016 05:02 PM

Try contacting Danny Hemsley (LumberJock WDHLT15). He’s located in the Perry, Georgia area. He operates a sawmill and kiln drying operation and sells a wide variety of southern hardwoods. His web site is

He’s a good guy and a true expert.

Good Luck!


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#2 posted 07-24-2016 10:04 PM

Pete, you can also look at HTH

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