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Buckethead

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317 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: walnut rough sawn craigslist dried board feet florida resource question

I’ve seen more than one Floridian lamenting the cost and scarcity of Walnut here in Florida.

While perusing my local Craigslist, I found ‘a guy’ who seems to have a fairly ample supply, at a reasonable rate.

After calling him, it seems he is down to 300-400 BF of mostly 4/4 rough sawn stock. Thicker peices too. he mentioned some 12/4 pieces that were 7” wide and 7’ in length. Nice long pieces. He is willing to negotiate price at 200+ bf.

Are there any north florida/south Georgia LJs interested in buying up some of this walnut?

Price is at $5.00 per bf under 200 bf. less than half per bf than what I saw in the jacksonville woodcraft store, which might have been 20 board feet of wood in stock.

-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.


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Buckethead

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#1 posted 317 days ago


-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.

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Charlie

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#2 posted 317 days ago

I get rough-sawn at 3.50 or less up here. :)
I’ll be in Ocala tomorrow though and will touch base with some friends there who might have some current information on price/availability. If I get any kind of positive response from them I’ll post it here for ya.

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Buckethead

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#3 posted 317 days ago

I will be in Winter Park tomorrow and for a couple days after. It seems I found a mill on CL that had hardwoods (in Ocala) but no mention of walnut. It would not be difficult for me to scoot by Ocala on my way home from the job!

Thanks for looking out, Charlie!

-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.

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Gerald Thompson

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#4 posted 317 days ago

Hood Distribution
160 W. 4th St
Jacksonville, Fl 32209
800-346-0922

They have a HUGE warehouse and you can buy one board or as many as you want.

-- Jerry

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Buckethead

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#5 posted 317 days ago

Thanks for that, Gerald!

I need to check them out before I pull the trigger. Perhaps they can beat that price?

-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.

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coachmancuso

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#6 posted 317 days ago

Where is the guy that has it? Is he in Ocala?

-- Coach Mancuso

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Buckethead

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#7 posted 317 days ago

He is in Jacksonville.

-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.

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