About Us

Established In 1947, Florida Southern Plywood Is A Full Line Specialty Plywood, Cabinet & Lumber Distributor, From Our Warehouse Facilities In Jacksonville, Florida.

Our Warehouse

  • 5909 West 5th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32254
  • (904) 786-4382
  • Open Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
  • info@fspcjax.com

About Our Lumber

All of our domestic lumber is harvested north of Pennsylvania, which yields uniform color quality with little mineral discoloration, thus allowing for a beautiful finished product with little or no waste.

Florida Southern Plywood offers a complete line of lumber that has been surfaced to 13/16” or 1 inch and 13/16” and straight lined ripped on one side.

Our import lumbers come from a variety of regions ranging from Africa to Indonesia.

At Florida Southern Plywood we use mills we know on a consistent basis to guarantee a quality product time and time again. Most of our lumber that can be purchased surfaced and is also available in the rough as well. Call for pricing and availability.

available species


Alder is the most abundant hardwood in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Alder tends to be a light tan to reddish brown; color darkens and reddens with age. There is no visible distinction between heartwood and sapwood.

Furniture, Cabinetry, Millwork, Musical Instruments, Doors, Architectural Millwork & Moulding, Paneling, Turnings, Carving


Widely accepted for industrial uses requiring hardness and strength. A strong grain pattern makes it especially popular for use in kitchen cabinets.

White sapwood, cream colored to tan heartwood.

Flooring, Millwork, Turned Objects Furniture, Doors, Cabinets, Paneling, Tool Handles, Baseball Bats


Basswood is both very light and very soft: perhaps among the softest of wood species that is still considered a hardwood, with the exception of Balsa.

Pale white to cream color, with only subtle growth rings. The color is mostly uniform throughout the surface of the wood.

Carvings, Turnings, Furniture, Pattern-Making, Mouldings, Millwork, Musical Instruments, Venetian Blinds & Shutters


Beech is a moderately hard, straight-grained, and even-textured wood with generous strength properties.

Beech is generally a pale cream color and sometimes has a pink or brown hue.

Furniture, Veneers, Cabinetry, Boatbuilding, Cabinetmaking, Solid & Laminated Flooring, Veneers, Wooden Spoons, Handrail parts


One of our most beautiful hardwoods, readily available in both lumber and veneers.

Sapwood is a creamy-pink color, clearly distinguishable from the reddish-brown heartwood. Occasional gum spots and streaks are allowed.

Interior Millwork, Cabinetry, Furniture, Flooring, Mouldings, Paneling, Flooring, Doors, Boat interiors, Turnings & Carvings

Hard Maple

A hard, dense wood with a fine grain, attractive luster, and excellent strength and working qualities. Used in the manufacturing of furniture, flooring, and cutting boards.

White with reddish hue. Occasionally, the heartwood will have dark brown color.

 Flooring, Furniture, Doors, Paneling, Ballroom & Gymnasium Floors, Cabinets, Worktops & Tabletops, Butchers Blocks, Stairs, Handrails & Mouldings


A very dense wood, known for its high toughness. Hickory also has high bending strength, great stiffness, and exceptional resistance to shock. Usually straight-grained, Hickory is often used for handles in striking tools such as hammers and axes.

Heartwood tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue; sapwood is a paler yellowish brown.

Flooring, Tool Handles, Furniture, Cabinetry, Paneling, Wooden Ladders, Dowels, Sporting Goods


Mahogany is a popular species that’s available in a variety of sizes, grades, and types.

Mahogany, depending on the species, can vary from from pale pinkish browns to darker reddish browns

Veneers, Plywood, Turned Items, Furniture, Boatbuilding, Interior Trim, Cabinets, Guitars, Boat Building, Trim, Interiors, Entry doors, Stairs


A very stable wood used extensively in architectural woodwork, which is to be painted or enameled. Modest figure and even texture permit staining to simulate more expensive woods such as Walnut.

Yellowish to creamy white, to a pale straw colored heartwood, often with greenish cast or dark mineral streaks.

Light construction, Furniture, Cabinets, Doors, Musical Instruments, Exterior Trim & Siding, Paneling, Mouldings & Millwork

Red Oak

Red Oak is the major hardwood species produced in the U.S. It is excellent for cabinetry, architectural woodwork, and the manufacturing of furniture.

Light tan sapwood to pinkish, reddish-brown heartwood.

Cabinetry, Furniture, Interior Trim, Flooring, Veneer, Architectural Millwork,  Mouldings, Doors, Cabinets, Paneling, Caskets

Soft Maple

Similar in most respects to Hard Maple, with the exception that it is lighter in weight and not quite as strong.

The sapwood and heartwood are indistinguishable from one another as both are white to light reddish-brown. Soft Maple has straight grain patterns and indistinct growth rings.

Flooring, Cutting Boards, Butcher Blocks, Furniture, Paneling & Millwork, Cabinets, Mouldings, Doors, Musical Instruments, Turnings


One of the most desirable lumbers in the world due to its strength, stability, and easy workability.

Heartwood tends to be a golden or medium brown, with color darkening with age.

Exterior Construction, Furniture, Turning, Boat Construction, Outdoor & Marine Decking, Soffits, Facsia, Fine Furniture, Flooring, Interior Construction, Decorative Objects

Thermo Treated

A very attractive hardwood, widely used in architectural woodwork. Readily available in lumber and veneer.
Light brown with tinge of red with growth rings marked with dark reddish-brown lines. Sapwood is nearly white or light yellow.
Interior trim, Turned objects


Heavy, hard, strong

Sapwood white-ish to light-brown; heartwood rich light-brown to dark brown

Veneer, Plywood, Flooring, Furniture, Cabinetry, Turned Objects, Architectural Millwork, Doors, Paneling, Gun Stocks

White Oak

A premier hardwood, both in the U.S. and abroad. Highly figured, even more textured than Red Oak and somewhat easier to work. Often, rift-sawn for a straight or “comb” grain effect, or quarter-sawn for a straight grain with highly prominent “flake.”.

Varies from a light tan to a darker, yellowish-brown while the less prevalent sapwood is much lighter.

Furniture, Flooring, Architectural Millwork, Mouldings, Doors, Paneling, Barrel Staves, Caskets

Lumber Cuts

Plain Sawn Lumber, also known as “flat sawn”, is the most common and least expensive method to cut lumber. This method allows for wider and easier to mill pieces with minimal waste.

Plain Sawn cutting also produces the popular ‘cathedral’ grain patterns.

Quarter Sawn lumber is produced with a log is quartered then plain sliced. This method increases the stablity and moisture resistance over Plain Sawn at a slight cost increase due to additional waste.

Quarter Sawn lumber is also known for producing a beautiful ‘fleck’ pattern in species like White Oak and Red Oak.

Rift sawn lumber can either be produced as a compliment to quarter sawn lumber or can be cut specifically as rift sawn. With rift sawn lumber, the rings are typically between 30-60 degrees, with 45 degrees being optimum.
The rift sawn method produces the most waste, which also increases the cost. Rift sawn lumber is dimensionally stable and has a unique linear appearance.

Great bunch of guys. Extremely helpful and friendly. Great prices too. I’ll be a long time customer!

Randall. G

Jacksonville, FL

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