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    Cypress source needed

    I am looking for a place to buy cypress within a hour drive of fort meyer florida. My freinds perants have a cabin down that is cypress and needs repair. They ask me if I had any places in mind and wanted to ask this forum first.

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    Here is they Guy you want. Alva is just east of Fort Myers on SR 80, 15.8 miles east of I 75. This is before you get to LaBelle. He has a large inventory of many kinds of wood and I see that on his old price list he shows cypress at $4 a board foot. It is a little difficult to find because someone built a large billboard right in front of his place and it is hard to see so note your milage carefully. It is on the south side of the road in a large steel building.

    http://alvahardwoods.com/_wsn/page2.html

    I am sure that he can get you whatever grade that you want and if you need a full pallet where he can fork lift load it onto your trailer when he gets it in you can work a really good discount. As another option I have bought some cypress from Home Depot here so Fort Myers may also have it. It was pretty low grade but as well as I remember the price was pretty good.
    Last edited by Allen Bookout; 09-28-2007 at 11:57 PM.

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    accadian hardwoods runs a cypress mill and kiln somewhere in louisana but wholesales all over the south/southeast.....last cypress i bought from them was clear 4/4 rough and it was right at 2 bucks....
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    Al, it's pushing the 4 hr drive criteria but try Griffis Lumber & sawmill on US 441 just north of Gainesville. They specialize in Cypress. Let me know if you want more info --

    Oop's -- I must have imagined the 4 hr drive part -- they are a lot further than 1 hr from you, but just might be worth the trip
    Last edited by Tony Falotico; 09-29-2007 at 02:13 PM. Reason: Senior moments !!

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    Thanks for the links. I will check them out and see which ones he wants to use. He did mention needing a hundred bdft for down there and was planning on bringing back a few hundred feet of cleaner stuff for use on furniture, might even have him bring me up some if he has the room.

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