Category Archives: Exotic Hardwood

Amazing Furniture from a Self-Taught Woodworker

Whether you’re a contractor building a large-scale deck or an artist perfecting a turned pen, we’ll not only supply the lumber you need, we’ll also help make your project a success with our extensive woodworking knowledge. When you’re done, show off your hard work by sending us pictures!

One of our customers has done just that. Séamus, a self-taught woodworker, recently finished three gorgeous furniture pieces using our line of exotic and domestic lumber. Check out his photos below and be inspired.
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African Mahogany in NC & NY and South American Purpleheart in FL

We have received some great looking Rough 4/4 (1” thick) African Mahogany in our NC and NY facilities. This mahogany is denser than its South American counterparts and is more stable when crafted into furniture or in other projects. Our batches of African Mahogany have some vivid grain pattern with deep browns and medium maroon streaks.  Our stock is all kiln dried and ready for shipping.

Additionally, in FL we also got some South American Purpleheart whose grain pattern is very pronounced and features a rich purple. If you’ve been thinking of creating a new piece of furniture or crafting that special project, this is your opportunity to add a unique look to it!

Prices for African Mahogany: $5.25 on 100 bdft, $5.11 on 200 bd.ft, $4.97 on 500 bd.ft. Call us at 1-877-232-3915 to place your order or send us an email at sales@advantagelumber.com

Update: Live-Edge Urban Wood Slabs

Five months ago we introduced our urban lumber program to turn unwanted trees from local areas into slabs, saving them from the wood chipper. We’ve had great success in bringing in large amounts of logs in a variety of species, each more interesting than the last.
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Wood Turning Demonstration by Russ Fellows in Sarasota, Florida

The Sarasota Wood Turners Club will have Russ Fellows demonstrating wood turning in our Sarasota, FL facility on Wednesday Oct. 21st at 7:00pm. Join us in our facility at 7524 Commerce Pl. Sarasota, FL. Come and learn new techniques and how wood turner Russ Fellows crafts his amazing pieces.
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Brazilian Wood For Dinner?

It wasn’t too long ago that plastic was being used for almost everything: lunchboxes, building materials, and even dinner plates. However, restaurants and fast food chains, have slowly started to evolve their image, moving from fast, convenient, and on-the-go to a more refined model that prioritizes the customer experience. As part of this change, many restaurants, both fast and traditional, have begun to use wood in the presentation of their food.

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Ipe Bench

Contractor Corner: Kellogg & Kimsey Inc.

The University Town Center, or UTC to the locals, has been a talked about addition to the Sarasota area for two years. This mall generated so much buzz around its development that many shops opened secondary stores here, or closed other shops to move to this location.

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Wood of The Month: Cocobolo

Cocobolo is a stunning and unique hardwood that has become a prized material among woodworkers. Chances are you’ve seen this wood in many artisan products such as jewelry, executive pens, bowls, furniture and instruments! Cocobolo is a dense oily wood which polishes to a high gloss without any finish, a feature not many woods have. These oils present a challenge if you’re looking to glue Cocobolo, but using acetone to wipe down the joints will draw out the oils allowing you to use a two part epoxy to adhere pieces together. Cocobolo isn’t used in wind and string instruments solely because of its beauty. The wood itself has wonderful tonal qualities that help create a crisp sound.
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