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ACWood

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03-27-2015 05:05 PM

Glad to join, moved my cabinet shop from California to Fort Myers, looking for a decent Hardwood supplier in the are- Dont mind traveling a bit- Look forward to meeting new froends!!


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Willisd

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 05:39 PM

You in fort myers florida

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ACWood

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 06:10 PM

Yes Fort Myers, off Pine Ridge Riad..

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Joshua Oehler

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#3 posted 06-01-2015 02:38 AM

Hiya, I am just a little south of you in Naples. Have you had any luck with good hardwoods? I am in the same boat

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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ACWood

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#4 posted 06-01-2015 11:28 AM

Not yet, but need to find a good supplier quick, have 3 jobs on the table now.., will make some serious inquiries this week..

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huff

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#5 posted 06-01-2015 01:17 PM

ACWood,

I’ve done a little searching and here is a list of some of the hardwood suppliers I’ve found here in Florida.

Since I just moved to the area, I have not had a chance to check any of them out. I was wondering if anyone else has and if so, could you tell us a little bit about your experience with them.

For myself, now that I’m retired and doing it strictly as a hobby and not as a business anymore, I would really like to find suppliers that don’t mind dealing with a hobbyist. I have found over the years that a lot of the “big” suppliers really don’t like to waste their time catering to the little shops.

I’m really hoping this will spark some interest in other woodworkers here in Florida and will contribute to the list of suppliers. Let us know if you are buying as a business or hobbyiest, what kind of supplies you were purchasing ( hardwoods, plywood, slides, hardware, etc) and did you personally go to their place of business or just ordered and have delivered…….........and most importantly, how did they treat you.

Hardwood Lumber & Millwork Lakeland, FL
http://www.hardwoodlumberandmillwork.com/index.html

Craftsmen Supply Tampa, FL
http://www.craftsmensupply.com

Viable Lumber Tampa, FL
http://viablelumber.com

Whittelsey Wood Products Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
http://whittelseywood.com

Hood Distributors
http://hooddistribution.com

Wurth Wood Group Tampa, Fl
http://wurthwoodgroup.com

Intercity Lumber & Hardware Tampa, FL
http://www.intercitylumber.com/Home_Page.html

Ole General Store Geneva, Fl
http://olegeneralstore.com

Building Material Center of Melbourne Melbourne, Fl
http://www.buildingmaterialcenter.com

Woodcraft of Tampa, FL
http://www.woodcraft.com/stores/store.aspx?id=512

Vero Cabinet Supply Vero Beach, FL
754 Fl 605
Vero Beach, FL 32962-1633
Phone: (772) 770-9955

Mako Millwork, Inc. Melbourne, FL
4332 Fortune Place
West Melbourne, FL 32904-1529
Phone: (321) 725-2121
Millwork manufacturer.

Constantine’s Wood Center FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
http://www.constantines.com

Amazon Exotic Hardwoods North of Orlando, FL
http://www.amazonexotichardwoods.com

Chipmunk Hardwoods Edgewater, FL
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chipmunk-Hardwoods/154311927938733

Palm Beach Woodwork Company Palm Beach, FL
http://palmbeachwoodwork.com

Here are a few clubs I found listed; does anyone know of any more?

Just wondering if anyone is a member of any of the clubs and could tell us a little about them. Thanks!

Woodcrafters Club of Tampa
http://tampawoodcrafters.org/index.html

South Florida Woodworking Guild Oakland Park, FL
http://www.sfwg.org/sfwg1/SFWG.html

St. Petersburg Wood Crafters Guild St. Petersburg, FL
http://stpetewoodguild.com

Central Florida Woodworkers Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
http://www.cfwg.org

Florida West Coast Woodturner’s Largo, FL
http://www.fwcwt.org

—John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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BilltheDiver

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#6 posted 06-01-2015 03:59 PM

Hi John and welcome. I am a member of the St. Petersburg Wood Crafters Guild. We meet n the 4th tuesday of each month (except December). We are currently meeting in a local church building, however we are in the process of setting up a Guild workshop and will probably hold meetings there in the near future. Send an email to wmurphy1@tampabay.rr.com and I will add you to the mailing list for our newsletter if you are interested.

Another option for hardwoods in our area is Weiss Hardwoods. I get most of mine from Craigslist posts.

BilltheDiver

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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ACWood

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#7 posted 06-01-2015 05:30 PM

Wow!!!! You certainly saved me a ton of research.. Thanks so much for the info, let’s stay in touch.. My email is ACWoodcrafts@gmail.com-Barry

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#8 posted 06-01-2015 05:47 PM

I have used Intercity Lumber and also Craftsman Supply. Both excellent suppliers. They both tends toward having different lines. Craftsman Supply has true Imported Baltic Birch plywood that is of very high quality. Intercity Lumber has 1/4” tempered hardboard which is smooth on both sides. Both have a selection of hardwood boards in stock. Veneer plywood is hit and miss with either.

I have never used Hardwood Lumber & Millwork, but did price some white oak from them for a project I have not yet started. Seem very easy to get along with and had better prices than Intercity of Craftsman.

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Joshua Oehler

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#9 posted 06-01-2015 08:54 PM

I do know 1 place in Naples, Architectural Wood Products. they are a cabinet supply shop. They carry standard cabinet grade Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Oak. They do have a few odd & end pieces and are able to order stuff in as well. Nothing exotic though. They have pretty good pricing though and do have rough milled & s4s stocked along with cabinet grade ply

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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ACWood

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#10 posted 06-07-2015 11:10 PM

Did make a couple of trips to Architectural Wood in Naples past week, not the stock supply I’m used to, but decent material and prices, they also carry full line of hardware in stock.. Not a bad run for me, 45 min each direction.. Ill keep u guys posted on other venues, thanks again for all your help!!

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Peteybadboy

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#11 posted 06-13-2015 08:08 PM

I use Whittelsey for veneer sheets, and Alva Hardwoods for all other hardwood. 45min ride from south fm.

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Joshua Oehler

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#12 posted 06-15-2015 02:16 AM

I have though of going out to Alva Hardwoods many times. Every time I talk to someone about it the just tell me save the trip unless you like paying double the price for the wood so back to Bell Forest I go.

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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ACWood

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#13 posted 06-15-2015 02:28 AM

I set up an account with Hood Distribution in Orlando last week, get my first load tomorrow.. Will see how the material is.. Alva is a drive and very pricey, asked the owner for a contractor discount and no go there..

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Joshua Oehler

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#14 posted 06-16-2015 04:27 PM

Let me know how the wood is through Hood. If it works well for you I may be able to add to orders here and there. It would be nice to have a group of people in this area that all banded together for orders of good hardwoods and were able to actually order enough to get some price breaks

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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ACWood

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#15 posted 06-17-2015 02:44 PM

Update on Hood- Received a nice load on Monday, in the pouring rain! Driver right on time, Very happy with the material AND the prices are great- Paid 3.50 a board foot for hard maple- paid 9 bucks out at Alva a few months back- Let me know if you want anything from them, they deliver twice a week to Fort Myers- my email- ACWoodcrafts@gmail.com- Barry

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