Hardwood lumber suppliers in North central Florida (near Gainesville)?

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Forum topic by Tomw posted 08-12-2010 03:12 AM 19490 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-12-2010 03:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource oak purpleheart maple cherry walnut ash

Title sez it all: anybody know any? Looking for small project quantities, not truckloads.

Thanx in advance

-- Tom

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#1 posted 08-12-2010 03:22 AM

The only places I know of are woodcraft in maitland and right down the street there is a place called Amazon Hardwoods. Amazon has some real exotic stuff.

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#2 posted 08-12-2010 03:52 AM

You can use Wood Finder to locate hardwood lumber suppliers in your area.

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#3 posted 08-12-2010 04:46 AM

I spend the Winter in Gainesville. The Woodcraft store in Jacksonville usually has a wide selection of wood, but this is not exactly close at hand – kinda pricey too.

I usually bring wood down from the Upper Peninsula in the Fall, or stop at the Frank Miller Lumber Co. in Union City IN on my way South.

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#4 posted 08-12-2010 05:05 AM

I ship wood and sell to people in FLA quit often. Shipping is pretty reasonable. I had a fellow drive from Ocala to pick up 600 bf of 4/4 Ash last Saturday for 1.70/bf which saved him a 1.30 from the 3.00/bf price the lumber dealer in Orlando’s normal price.

Watcha need?

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#5 posted 08-15-2010 12:04 AM

I’m not far from Gainesville. What’cha looking for? I might have some or may be able to put you in touch with someone who might.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#6 posted 08-15-2010 12:31 AM

There’s a place in Blountstown that has a few exotics. Not LOT, but some. I think I remember they had Zebrawood, Purple hart, and others. Sorry I don’t remember the name. They DID deliver to Tallahassee, so may the deliver to Gainesville. I also think there is a mill in Perry that cut cypress and some other local woods.

Good luck!

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#7 posted 08-16-2010 11:21 PM

Look on craigslist in the materials list as I have seen a mill or two listed.

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#8 posted 11-01-2013 08:51 PM

Any updates on finding hardwood dealers in North Central Florida? I’m in Lake City which is 60m west of Jacksonville and 40m North of Gainesville.

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#9 posted 11-01-2013 09:23 PM

Hood Distribution
3160 W. 45th St
Jacksonville, Fl 32209
I have purchased 4/4, 8/4 Cherry & Poplar. They have a huge warehouse. The only figured wood they have, that I know of, is curly maple.
I have purchased from one board on up. All that I have gotten from them has been good, dry and ready to use.

-- Jerry

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#10 posted 11-01-2013 10:38 PM

To far away but an interesting store in Temple Terrace

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#11 posted 11-01-2013 10:44 PM

Thanks, keep’em coming! At least if we can find a good selection of dealers in or near our area, the shipping will be reduced. I emailed Hood Distribution to ask if they make regular deliveries in Lake City or if they will deliver at all. I’m hoping their could be a good deal of savings if you order enough vs buying from local stores who sell mostly to contractors for construction work. Sometimes I can find a decent piece of plywood but the choices are very limited and the choices for hardwood is even more limited.

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#12 posted 11-06-2013 01:08 PM

regarding Hood Distribution, they deliver to Lake City, Florida Wednesdays and Fridays and have a $300 min order for delivery. If you want to pick up there is no minimum order and customer pick ups are between 9am and 3pm.

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#13 posted 01-05-2014 03:29 PM

I am looking for oak logs that need to be cut to size and delivered to Defuniak Springs Fl. Can anyone help me? Need logs for my cabin!


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#14 posted 01-05-2014 03:35 PM

I am looking for oak logs that need to be cut to size and delivered to Defuniak Springs Fl. Can anyone hellp me? Need logs for my cabin!


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#15 posted 05-26-2014 12:32 PM


I’m in Orlando and we have a local Hood Distribution center here. I read in another thread though that you had to have a business license to buy from them. Do you have one or did you work around that somehow? I can’t find a good source of hardwood to save my life here in the Orlando area (without traveling to Tampa area that is).


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