the Dogtrot- Still the Best for Cypress!  

Welcome to the Dogtrot General Store - lumber for every one.... at wholesale prices, with the same care for project hobbyists as large commercial buyers including lumber yards, manufacturers, architects and contractors.

Here at the Dogtrot, we still choose our products, cypress and sinker cypress lumber, as well as old reclaimed antique lumber, based on what interests us, and what we believe to be "Only the Best".

We appreciate your visit, and look forward to having you back again soon!

Grace and Geoff (Boite Carre,Inc)

Our lumber complies with LEED green building rating system requirements!

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to Rockler's great products,
sale profits will support the artist!

Tidewater Cypress

Any size and quantity!

Click here to learn about our custom milled tidewater cypress

We have sent out tidewater cypress lumber for beams, decks, floors, paneling, siding, outdoor structures, fences and whatever you have in mind! Everything is custom milled to your specs. Flat grain, vertical grain, #2, select or better.. let us know what you need! Small quantities to truckloads are fine!

Our tidewater cypress is swamp grown and culled, not commercially grown. Ring count tends to be tight , and the lumber is a beautiful golden color when finished. It grays if left outside to age.

Why use cypress? It is similar to cedar or redwood in its ability to withstand bugs and weathering, and is long lasting and strong. Many use it for timber framing of homes and barns.

We have also sold small quantities for pens, frames, and small home projects.

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Sinker Cypress
& Unique Slabs

Bookmatched - Vertical Grain
Tell us what you need!

Sinker Cypress is very special.. dredged from river and swamp bottoms by trained, skilled divers from where it may have been since the mid 1800's when logs were floated downriver to mills. Sinker cypress is darker and more tightly grained than tidewater cypress.. the color comes from the minerals it has absorbed form the river bottom where it sunk..and may vary from green to reds, and it may sparkle! The tight grain is due to shinkage, and the fact it is original old growth from America's primeval forests.

Click here for more about Sinker Cypress lumber - boards, beams, and milled - available at the Dogtrot

Use sinker cypress where you want "wow" reactions. Furniture, slab tables, paneling, flooring and other special projects are enhanced by this unique and rare wood!

We have sent it by the truckload to build a seaside guest house in Malibu (all #1 vertical grain - i.e. quartersawn), and in our own home remodel for flooring and windows. It is gorgeous!

Our "home-made" French style casement windows
made of Cypress!

Cypress Lumber Still the Best!

We found this old National Geographic ad on Ebay - as true today as ever.

"He who uses cypress builds but once"

"Cypress - the wood eternal"

Pecky Cypress

Any size and quantity

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Pecky Cypress is the stuff the oldtimers used to throw away or use to build their barns.. today it is a sought after specialty lumber we mill from both sinker and tidewater logs..when we find it!
Whether it is lightly "pecked" with a few small hollows or heavy "peck", it will make an impresion! The "peck" comes from a type of fungus that eats out portions of a log's interior.. you never know whether a tree has it until its cut, and only milling can show how much peck is in any given board. It is generally used for paneling and furniture.

Click here or the picture above to take a closer look at the beautiful photos sent to us by one happy pecky cypress customer in West Palm Beach!

OR Click here to learn more about pecky cypress - tidewater or sinker - lumber!

Also Available!!





Let us know what you have for sale!

Contact us with any question- let us know what you are looking for,
and we will try to find it, if we don't have it on hand!

Or Call:  985-986-9945

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