Lumberyard Directory

Editors note: this list is no longer being updated as of 1/1/2020

This lumberyard map is the result of a long-term survey asking readers to report their favorite lumberyards. It was created from a survey conducted by Managing Editor Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney, as a part of an upcoming article on sourcing lumber, and the story of two particular lumberyards with very different stock and similar motivations. Each point on the map can be clicked to reveal the information for that point, including address, phone number and website. Listed below is also a directory of the entries that you can browse through, independent of the map.

The map and directory are not intended as endorsements or advertisements for the lumberyards they feature – rather, they are an attempt to share recommended lumberyards from our readers so that others might have an easier time finding a lumberyard near them, or discover a new one on a trip or vacation.

It’s also a living document – as you can see, the list has blind spots and can be improved upon. If you have a favorite local lumberyard you don’t see listed, or would like to add your two cents to a yard that’s already represented, feel free to send it along to along with your name and a short review describing why you like the lumberyard. This isn’t a list of every lumberyard – please only submit your favorite yards. I’d also appreciate only receiving positive listings – while there are certainly bad yards out there, they don’t need to be put on the map here. This is a guide, curated to provide good locations, not a review page for every wood monger. We’re hoping to help everyone find the best wood available in their area.

Submit your local lumberyard (with your name & a description of why you like the yard).

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Hardware Specialties
424 W 54th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99518
(907) 563-1312

“Incredible selection of great hardwoods, slabs, unique fines, and could tools. All hard to source in the far north.” – Andrew Cutting



King Mesquite
614 S Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 468-9154

“I went here on a visit to Tucson, and it’s what it sounds like – a whole lot of mesquite. Slabs, boards, flooring, veneer, all mesquite, and some beautiful examples at that. They also have a milling service.” – Brendan Gaffney

Woodworkers Source
3441 S. Palo Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ, 85713

“A well-known online lumber store, one of the company’s physical storefronts is in Tucson, and worth a visit. A wide selection of lumber (I bought some rosewood and desert ironwood when I was there) and a helpful staff.” – Brendan Gaffney



Les Steen Hardwoods
116 E E Ave, North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 753-4344

“Fantastic domestic hardwoods at great prices. Extremely friendly and helpful.” – York Harris



Almquist Lumber
5301 Boyd Rd, Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 825-8880

“One of the best all-around lumberyards in Northern California. A huge selection of species, including some hard-to-find timbers like Paulownia and Port Orford cedar.” – Brendan Gaffney

Austin Hardwoods & Hardware
610 N Santiago St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 953-4000

“Great selection (easily 100+ species), tons of slabs, reclaimed wood, etc.  Great staff too; almost all are either professional or hobby (or both) woodworkers.  Good selection of hardware too.” – Ben Canon

Cherokee Wood Products
1390 E Arrow Hwy, Upland, CA 91786
(909) 920-5430

“Good people, good prices, good website.” – Doug

Eisenbrand Inc Exotic Hardwood
4100 Spencer St, Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 542-3576

“Exceptional exotics selection (eg: Pink Ivory, 4 types of ebony, real and bastard lignum vitae, etc).” – Ben Canon

Frost Hardwood
6565 Miramar Rd, San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 455-9060

“Great selection and helpful staff.” – Roy Jensen

Global Wood Source Inc
180 E Sunnyoaks Ave, Building #3, Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 392-0573

“The staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly.  The wood is hand picked, they specialize in north American domestic and exotic woods from around the world.” – Charles Ferrell

“Lots of exotics, turning blanks and tons of raw slabs.” – Kevin

Hudson & West Hardwoods
1865 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 533-4000

“Great staff, solid selection (… they have a good slab selection at great prices, including some oddball stuff like Carob slabs).” – Ben Canon

MacBeath Hardwood
2150 Oakdale Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124
(800) 233-0782

“Very large selection of domestic (30+) and foreign (40+) types of lumber on hand. Been in the same location since 1954. You could not find a more knowledgeable staff to help you with your needs.” – Charles Ferrell

“Good species selection and good quality.” – Jeff Silverman

MacBeath Hardwood
930 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 843-4390

“Excellent variety of woods, including the ability to order almost any exotic you like. Great offcuts section as well as weekly/monthly wood specials.” – Kevin

“Reasonably priced selection of domestics and exotics. They’re a very accessible shop for beginners and don’t mind answering noobie questions.” – Scott Linford

Saroyan Lumber Moulding
6500 National Dr, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 960-1970

“Very friendly staff, nice selection of lumber for a reasonable price for the area.” – Edouard

Tropical Exotic Hardwoods of Latin America, LLC
2270 Camino Vida Roble # C, Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 268-1080

“A sort of local lumberyard – the locality in this case, however, is Latin America. Huge array of woods from around the western hemisphere, including lignum, bocote, snakewood – the widest array of Latin American hardwoods I’ve seen.” – Brendan Gaffney

Whitethorn Hardwoods
545 Shelter Cove Rd, Whitethorn, CA 95589
(707) 986-7412

“A veritable mecca of local lumberyards. Ken, lead man at Whitethorn, has been sawing and drying the local woods for decades, and knows each like the back of his hand. Beautiful selection of madrone, live oak, claro walnut, tanoak and other local species, in massive dimensions at very good prices. Worth a trip of any length – but call before you drive to check hours and availability.” – Brendan Gaffney



Baldwin Hardwoods
2324 Co Rd 54G, Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 219-6887

“Live-edge slabs from urban hardwoods harvested from Northern Colorado.” – The Denver Makers Group

Collector’s Specialty Woods

4355 Monaco St, Denver, CO 80216
(303) 355-0302

“Large stock of many slab species, in-house kiln drying.” – Jeff Carmean

Frank Paxton Lumber Co
4837 Jackson St, Denver, CO 80216
(303) 399-6810

“It is worth a trip across town for me because of a large selection of species and sizes, the customer picks his/her boards and friendly staff.  They welcome hobby and small business buying small lots.” – CD Hepler

Jordan’s Building Center
5000 Ward Rd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 421-1484

“Redwood, cedar and hardwood species, convenient to Denver west suburbs. Quick service, helpful staff.” – CD Hepler

Mile High Tree Care Inc
6010 W 56th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002
(303) 292-9393

“Local, sustainably-sourced slabs. When they remove a dead or damaged tree, they slab and dry it.” – The Denver Makers Group

Sears Trostel Lumber & Hardwoods
1500 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 482-1928

“Sears-Trostel in Fort Collins is amazing! Pre-surfaced slabs!” – The Denver Makers Group



Board Silly Custom Sawmill
318 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-3631

“Old-school outdoor sawmill/lumberyard with large boards/slabs and large domestic inventory.” – Justin

Cole Bros. Lumber Co., Inc.
9 Bacon Pond Rd, Woodbury, CT 06798
(203) 263-2549

“Decent prices, friendly and knowledgeable staff.” – Ed

Connecticut Wood Group Hardwood Outlet
18 Mullen Rd, Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 253-0444

“Nice well stocked lumberyard. Good prices. Some exotics. All the wood in the racks are usually very nice so you don’t have to dig much. No pressure on digging all you want. Indoors. They can cut and mill if needed.” – Joel Liebman

In addition to a good selection of domestic hardwoods and some exotics, they offer custom molding and flooring. Nice people. Always treated me well.” – Antonio Gentile

Downes & Reader Hardwood

145 Furniture Row, Milford, CT 06460
(203) 878-9663

“Clean, well organized, with good selection; friendly staff who give zero attitude; well-equipped shop if you need material surfaced or dimensioned.  I’ve shared this lumberyard with many friends and they’ve all been stoked.  They also have a location in Stoughton, MA (that was my place when we lived in MA 8 years ago) and they just bought a place in Gorham, ME.” – Matt Kummell

“The staff will bend over backwards for you, find the wood, source the wood, load it into your truck for you, whatever you need.  An amazing staff makes all the difference.” – Steve Comeau

Gibson J Mc Ilvain & Co
127 Rock Ave, Danielson, CT 06239
(860) 774-4930

“Great source for teak and mahogany. Large selection of domestic lumber and milling services.” – Thom Sawyer

Kellogg Hardwoods Inc
11 Diamond Ave, Bethel, CT 06801
(203) 797-1992

“Very good selection, good prices, helpful staff.” – Ed

Parkerville Wood Products
580 Parker St, Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 649-9663

“Large selection, high-quality lumber and an excellent full-service shop. The shorts bin is a treasure chest.” – Thom Sawyer



Chesapeake Woodworkers Sales
282 Old Landing Rd, Millsboro, DE 19966
(302) 934-6590

“Has an excellent selection of both domestic and specialty woods.  Small operation, but friendly with excellent knowledge of various wood types and excellent service.  Old fashion shop where you look forward to discussing all woodworking things with the staff.” – Jeff DiBella



Advantage Trim & Lumber
7524 Commerce Pl, Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 388-9299

“Excellent selection of wood slabs unfinished.” – Carla French

Associated Hardwoods LLC
4511 E Osborne Ave, Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 984-9111

“Broad selection of hardwoods.” – Carla French



Atlanta Hardwood Corp
5596 Riverview Rd SE, Mableton, GA 30126
(404) 792-2290

“Broad selection of domestic and import exotic wood. Bowl blanks, etc.” – Kelly Sprayberry

CAG Lumber
4050 Old Cornelia Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30507
(770) 869-3377

“They have a large selection of domestics and exotics, always support local clubs and attend local shows, have a very helpful staff and will sell to anyone regardless of how small the order is.” – Lee Hockman

Carlton’s Rare Woods & Veneers
1130 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 876-1144

“This place is pretty cool. They have the standard domestic woods but what they’re known for is the piles and piles of very old rare wood veneers.” – Ryan Collier

Case Woodworking Supply
1725 Grove Point Rd, Savannah, GA 31419
(912) 927-9000

“A great place to find exotic and domestic woods. A large selection of lumber and turning blanks! Chase and his folks are some of the nicest people you would ever want to meet, and they actively support the local wood turning and woodcarving groups!” – Al Medlock

Peach State Lumber
4000 Moon Station Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 428-3622

“High volumes available, wood is pretty straight and dry, good prices. Also have a variety of plywood species, slabs and burls.” – JP

“Wide variety of hardwood and import exotics.” – Kelly Sprayberry

“Outstanding selection of slabs in a wide range of prices as well as a HUGE inventory exotics and other hardwoods, plywood, and veneers.” – Daniel Patillo

The Wood Yard
122 Main St, Concord, GA 30206
(770) 468-8588

“This is a lumberyard in the middle of the country, but it has a great selection and good folks working there.” – Ron Whitlock

“I live in Georgia and by far my favorite lumberyard is the Woodyard in Concord GA. They have tons of specialty hardwood along with a large selection of live edge wood.” – – Tom Wilkason

Suwanee Lumber Co Inc

540 Satellite Blvd, Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 945-2102

“Good selection of straight, dry woods. Friendly staff. Also, they have finishing supplies and hardware like drawer slides.” – JP



Hardware Lumber Maui
823 Alua St, Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 244-0499

“Large quanities of local sourced hardwoods, small and large.” – Tom Pier



High Desert Hardwood
1758 E State St, Eagle, ID 83616
(208) 939-9366

“Around 50 species, including domestic + exotic hardwoods. Straight, high quality boards. Knowledgeable staff.” – David Collinge



CU Woodshop Supply
1401 Parkland Ct, Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 355-1244

“I like them because they are hobbyist friendly, local, sell quality tools and supplies and carry quite a variety of wood species S4S mostly so a little on the pricey side, but when you are looking  for something specific… They also have classes a clinics etc. There aren’t a lot of choices here so they are invaluable to the area woodworkers.” – Jeremy Wright

Hardwoods of the World
2460 W George St, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 267-3800

“Huge selection of domestic and imported hardwoods along with veneers.” – Nicholas Vanaria

Owl Hardwood Lumber Co.
926 Graceland Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 824-5025

“Excellent selection of rough cut lumber, domestic and import. Some species they stock: Beech, Blondwood, Bubinga, Cocobolo, Ebony, Jatoba, Hawaiian Koa, Lacewood, Leapardwood, Mahogany, Paduak, Purpleheart, Rosewood, Sapele, Teak, Wenge, Yellowheart, Zebrawood, Ash, Birch, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Poplar, Red Oak, Walnut. They also have an impressive selection of live edge. The staff at Owl is very helpful and knowledgeable. I’ve always found everyone working there to be great people. You can do a quick Google Maps search, and there is a Google Streetview of the inside of the store so you can do a virtual walk-around.” – Keith Rose

Owl Hardwood Lumber Co.
620 E St Charles Rd, Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-5060

“A huge selection of hardwoods and veneers, and some slabs.” – Nicholas Vanaria

“Good price, good selection.” – Nicholas Marmion

Owl Hardwood Lumber Co.
4655 SW Hwy #20, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 422-1300

“Huge selection, great prices. Tons of exotics, lots of great quality plywoods, live slabs, lots of trim and moulding, corbels, you name it, they got it!” – Russell Thompson



Bonesteel Portable Sawmill And Molding
1721 Allentown Road, Sellersburg, IN 47172
(812) 786-1468

“I’ve picked up very some very clear, over 12″ wide ambrosia maple there a number of times along with cherry and other types of lumber. I’ve also seen gum tree and other unusual woods there as well. In my experience, they deal with hobbyists looking for small to medium quantities of lumber. They’ve also got a bargain barn with lumber that is graded a little lower than the premium lumber in the main barn. Overall it’s a great place to buy lumber and the quality is always great. Their hours aren’t really set, normally it’s a call ahead 30 minutes before you arrive scenario. I usually send an email to see if they have what I’m looking for and then let them know what day I plan to stop by.” – Jesse Mcquillen

Davison Hardwood Quality Specialist

949 E Franklin St, Spencer, IN 47460
(812) 829-4108

“Super service, lots of slabs in addition to roughsawn straightedged boards. Big variety of regional hardwood species.” – Nancy Hiller

Frank Miller Lumber Co Inc
1690 Frank Miller Rd, Union City, IN 47390
(765) 964-3196

“They have what they call an outlet store/retail shop, which sells to smaller customers. They will deliver to small commercial shops in the area too. They are exemplary in serving small customers in addition to an international clientele. They have always provided me with outstanding, courteous service.” – Nancy Hiller

“Large production lumberyard specializing in quartersawn oaks. Main supplier in the area of quartersawn lumber, even to the other lumberyards.”  – Brendan Gaffney

Hollingsworth Lumber
6810 County Rd West 400 S, Russiaville, IN 46979
(765) 883-5836

“Good prices, good selection of domestic and cabinet grade ply.  They are also starting to carry more green wood as well.  If I need domestic, I usually go here or Frank Millers.” – Justin Lieb

Northwest Lumber Co
5035 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254
(317) 293-1100

“Good selection of domestics and exotics. I usually go here if I need something exotic. They also have surfacing equipment that they will let you use for a fee. I have put some large end grain butcher blocks through their wide belt sander. Reasonable prices.” – Justin Lieb

Wilhelm Lumber Co Inc
9098 St Peters Rd, Brookville, IN 47012
(812) 576-3380

“They mill and kiln dry the local lumber on site.  You walk into the warehouse and tell them what type of lumber you want.   They’ll pull out a skid and let you sort out the pieces you want.  When you are done, they’ll measure up the board feet.  They’re often generous in discounting parts that have defects.  If you want, they’ll straight line rip  one edge, plan to thickness you want and surface sand for a small fee.   Result is wood that’s ready to go.  (So just don’t expect to walk in and walk out five minutes later with the two boards you want.)” – Keith Mealy



By the Foot Sawmill
3040 75th St, Norway, IA 52318
(319) 227-7017
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“Very nice selection of good quality lumber. Lots of quantity. S2S straight line rip. Quarter sawn white oak  Cherry, Walnut, Red oak & others. They expect you to sort through it. Cash/check only.” – John Clemens

Hill Hardwood Supply Inc
3564 Dolphin Dr SE, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 351-6640

“Good selection of species of wood. From the mundane everyday stuff to zebrawood.” – Tim Miles

Langhoff Log & Lumber Farm
3541 Scott Rd, Marion, IA 52302
(319) 377-2053
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“Nice selection of species. Mostly 8-10′ lengths. Will cut to order. Elm, Ash, Walnut, Maple & others.” – John Clemens



Schmucker Lumber
1825 31st Rd, Inman, KS 67546
(620) 489-6624

“They stock a wide variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods and some hardwood plywood, too.  Very friendly, easy to deal with and willing to supply anyone, from a pro needing a large quantity to a hobbyist pen turner who just wants some small pieces.  I’ve purchased as little as 1/2 a board foot of some exotic species needed for decorative work and they didn’t blink.” – Jay Tidyman



Bagdad Lumber Sawmill & Kiln
2932 Christianburg Rd, Bagdad, KY 40003
(502) 321-0509

“High quality lumber in various sizes– all local Kentucky hardwoods, including quartersawn and other specialties. Huge and high-quality live edge slabs of most local species. Friendly and helpful and prices are good.” – Ellis Batson

Independence Lumber & Supply
12085 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051
(859) 356-2141

“They feature many varieties and are well-versed on the species they stock, when more stock will come in, and are extremely helpful to new wood workers. Favorite place to visit, even if just to look!” – Anthony Pacholek



Deano Hardwoods, LLC
306 N Bernard Rd, Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 330-2638

“They carry a large selection zebra wood, peruvian walnut, and bocote.” – Patrick Taylor



Maine Coast Lumber : Downes & Reader
9 Laurence Dr, Gorham, ME 04038
(207) 887-2070

“A newer lumberyard in the area with a good selection of solid wood and a great selection of veneered plywood.” – Brendan Gaffney

Pembroke Lumber
263 Shore Rd. Perry, ME 04667
(207) 853-4419

“They have a huge selection of air-dried eastern white cedar (including clear stock for canoe and boat buildings and large boards for camp signs). They will custom cut for you and are super friendly.  I feel they always give me a baker’s dozen of sorts as they round numbers in the customers favor. they also sell non-nominal building wood for ‘old’ house repair and timber frame construction. You can buy live edge siding and millwork for the exterior of houses and I have built a huge amount of lawn furniture from their wood. They have a minimal selection of hardwoods but have a lot of white pine and eastern white cedar along with a large selection of hemlock.  It is all air dried and stored outside expect the really clear stuff which is stored in a ‘conex’ box. Wonderful people.” – Jean-Paul Miller

Rare Woods USA LLC
120 Swift River Rd, Mexico, ME 04257
(207) 364-1520

“Maybe the greatest exotic lumberyard in the Northeastern USA. Rory (owner and operator) has an incredible breadth of knowledge and a huge selection of exotic woods from around the world. Well worth the drive.” – Brendan Gaffney



Exotic Lumber Inc
1610 Whitehall Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409
(410) 349-1705

“High quality lumber, over 100 different species (domestic and exotic), great staff, tons of rough slabs.” – Mat Kowalewski

Exotic Lumber Inc, Frederick
329 E 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 695-1271

“Great selection, knowledgeable people.” – Drew Elias

Freestate Timbers LLC 
9572 Deereco Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 561-9444

“Great selection. Will order anything if they don’t have it. Knowledgable staff.” – Ian Teplin

Hicksville Planing Mill
14464 Hicksville Rd, Clear Spring, MD 21722
(301) 842-3474

“Huge selection, with a working sawmill with local and exotics. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.” – Steve Haines

Maryland Select Hardwoods

7470 Mason Springs Rd, La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 743-2225

“Broad range of local woods and some exotic woods.” – Gordon Banks

World of Hardwoods
809 Barkwood Ct I, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
(410) 636-3991

“Very nice selection of woods, graded well, reasonable prices, very friendly staff.” – Curt Bathras



Berkshire Products
884 Ashley Falls Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257
(413) 229-7919

“Extensive inventory of slabs and flitches, native and exotics.” – Thom Sawyer

“Huge selection of slabs, flitch cut logs, hard to find Limber, all dried properly on site. Domestic and exotic species.” – David Knapp

Downes & Reader Hardwood Co
60 Evans Dr, Stoughton, MA 02072
(781) 341-4092

“Great selection of woods. Some exotics. Knowledgeable staff.” – Marc Wsol

Forest Products Associates
75 Oak Hill Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 772-6833

“This lumberyard is a treasure, family owned for over 65 years. Sue, the owner, is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. I grew up going here with my father, and go back whenever I’m home. In the past decade they’ve been building up an inventory of slabs, mostly cherry and maple but also elm, walnut and other local species. It’s a favorite place of mine.” – Brendan Gaffney

“Diverse selection, innovative and intuitive grading system, good selection of flitches and slabs.” – Jason Breen

W R Robinson Lumber Co Inc
145 Cleveland Rd, Wheelwright, MA 01094
(413) 477-6050

“Family run mill/yard with a long history of producing high-quality native wood products.” – Thom Sawyer

Woodery Lumber Co
104 Pleasant St, Lunenburg, MA 01462
(978) 342-9293

Just there this past Saturday for the first time, picking up some maple for a desk. Great small business with 55 wood species and an emphasis on quality. (You should see the select walnut …)  Owned by two guys named Steve and Steve who are knowledgeable, friendly and very easy to work with. I am lucky to have a few great lumberyards within driving distance (Highland Hardwoods being one of those), but I really appreciated the friendly, personal service at the Woodery, so will be going back there for my next project as well (in walnut, naturally).” – Josh



Armstrong Millworks
3039 Highland Rd, Highland, MI 48357
(248) 887-1037

“Impressive selection of lumber (40+ species, including domestic + exotic hardwoods). Properly graded, straight, high quality boards. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Good prices on milling.” – David Collinge

Bell Forest Products, Inc.
200 Hematite Dr, Ishpeming, MI 49849

“For those of us in the Upper Peninsula, a Woodcraft/Rockler is at least 3 hours away, but a fine selection of hardwoods is local. I suspect Bell does most of their business through the Internet, but they’re open for walk-in business.” – Alexi Gregor

“They have a huge selection of dozens of species as well as turning blanks of all sizes and a selection of hand-picked boards.” – John Masserang

Johnson’s Workbench
563 N Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-1660

“Johnson’s Workbench in Charlotte, MI caters to the amateur woodworker. They have many exotic woods and domestic woods available milled and in the rough. They also sell tools books in plans for woodworking. Once a year they have a woodworking event where they bring in celebrities another craftsman to do demonstrations and share their skills.” – Mark Kranich

“Good selection of hardwoods also have a hardware store as part of it.” – Keith Mealy

“Excellent choices of domestic hardwoods and exotics at good prices, as well as a retail store for machinery and hardware.” – George Wilmore

Michigan Barnwood and Salvage LLC
352 W Columbia St, Mason, MI 48854
(517) 490-4407

“This is a really good place that sell large slabs as well as barn wood (if that is your style…).” – Doug Harshbarger

Woodcraft of Grand Rapids
4265 28th St SE c, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 957-9663

“Large selection of local and exotic woods, very helpful staff who are quite knowledgeable, and great supply of wood for turning, woodworking, etc, including some S4S lumber, along with the traditional rough cut stuff.” – Michael Howland



Siwek Lumber & Millwork Inc
2536 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 781-3333

“Hardwood Storage is indoors. Board foot calculation written on every board. Most storage is vertical making it easier to pick through.  Price and species posted in each section. Competitive prices on domestics, accessible staff that have been willing to help.” – Grant Determan

Youngblood Lumber Co
1335 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 789-3521

“Exceptional selection, prices, helpful staff. Easy to find, move and load boards.” – Jens

“Broad range of species including a broad range of thicknesses. Pretty extensive selection of about 20+ exotics. Decent prices with discounts for bulk orders and students.” – Jacob Hemstad

“Good selection of hardwoods with plenty of supply on hand.  Most bunks of material well labeled with BF prices posted. Good selection of Exotics. Staff have seemed friendly.” – Grant Determan



Dedeaux Clan Furniture, LLC
11451 Canal Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503
(228) 832-0079

“They’re the only hardwood dealer in the area. Decent selection, not too expensive.” – Mark Stafford



Metro Hardwoods, Inc.
4243 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055
(816) 373-1710

“Tons of selection of premium domestics in good thicknesses, widths, and lengths. They have an aisle completely devoted to exotics as well, though they vary in stock throughout the year.” – Tom Stivers

“Exceptional selection of exotics (they also have many of these in 1/2″ and 1/4″ & 1/8″ thickness).” – Roderick Butler

St Charles Hardwoods Inc
3909 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, St Peters, MO 63376
(636) 926-2000

“Locally sourced hardwoods with a large selection.” – Steve Harrison

Wunderwoods Custom Hardwoods
1735 S River Rd, St Charles, MO 63303
(314) 574-6036

“Locally sourced hardwoods and slabs.” – Steve Harrison

U-Pick Hardwood Lumber
80 Triad S Dr, St Charles, MO 63304
(636) 485-5217

“Domestic and exotic hardwoods and also an assortment of slabs.” – Steve Harrison







Mastercraft Hardwood Lumber
1460 Linda Way, Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 356-1772

“Great selection of wood species in varying sizes.” – Ryan Gardner

Peterman Lumber Inc
5625 Arville St, Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 430-3433

“It’s the only one.” – Rick Ratayczak


New Hampshire

Highland Hardwoods, Inc.
407 NH-125, Brentwood, NH 03833
(603) 679-1230

“This is truly a slice of heaven for woodworkers. They have a huge selection of domestics and exotics in a variety of widths and lengths. Even their “shorts” bin is impressive.” – Aaron Kesmetis


New Jersey

Boards & Beams Co.
1275 Bloomfield Ave. Bldg #10 Fairfield, NJ
(973) 299-6100

“Wide selection of rough and S2S domestics. Allow WWers to search the piles. Rough slabs also available.” – Jonathan

Mr Roberts Lumber Center
50 Clements Bridge Rd, Barrington, NJ 08007
(856) 547-7620

“Hard to find woods, reasonable slab prices for the area, knowledgeable (and friendly!) staff, local sawyers slabs on consignment, good old fashioned woodworker’s hardware store up front, occasionally unique finds like bowling alley sections or old tools, great hardwood sale every January, large inventory and good variety of dimensions and board feet available always. Plus all the expected domestics and cabinet grade oak that are straight and clear.” – Jeff Miller

Willard Brothers Woodcutters
300 Basin Rd, Trenton, NJ 08619
(609) 890-1990

“Nice collection of reasonably priced slabs, plus a fairly broad selection of domestics and exotics.” – Scott Linford


New Mexico

Albuquerque Exotic Woods (World of Wood)
4224 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 293-9663

“Their stock of slabs is unparalleled. Nearly every domestic species is available in a slab. Additionally, they have conventional 4/4, 5/4, etc. of most all domestics. Where they really shine is in their turning blanks. Nearly every species under the sun can be found in the bowl blank section of the store.” – Tom Stivers

Alpine Builders Supply
493 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-2543

“Karen and her son Jaime operate the only game in town for a varied selection of hardwoods and vintage hand tools among a more refined selection of hardware and fasteners not carried by the box stores.  Though it’s not the largest or most thorough lumber yard I’ve ever laid eyes on, we’re grateful to have them as a part of the woodworking community here in Santa Fe.” – Michael May

“Wide selection, helpful staff, happy to cut to length if needed. You can sort through the stacks to pick out your preferred boards, but be sure to leave them neat. They don’t take credit cards but do take checks.” – Cornell Wright

Timber Woodworking Machinery
935 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 926-2131

“Great staff!  You can walk around the yard and pick your own boards, no minimum 1 board or 100 they don’t mind.  Average pricing compared to large-scale lumber stores as well.  They will also give you one cut per board at no charge.” – Clint Monnier


New York

Pittsford Lumber & Woodshop
50 State St, Pittsford, NY 14534
(585) 586-1877

“Large selection of hardwoods and reclaimed lumber. Each piece individually marked with a price.   Very friendly staff that will help you selecting a piece that fits your project needs.  They also can cut/size/joint/plane pieces if needed.” – Jeff Laley

”Great selection, including a wide variety of domestic and exotics and even large slabs, and very knowledgable staff. Large selection of plywood as well.” – Greg Stachura

Bristol Valley Hardwoods
4054 NY-64, Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 229-5695

“Very knowledge staff, with great prices and a lot of access to Ipe.” – Greg Stachura

City Woods Saw Mill
1153 W Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 373-5798

“Selection, an abundance of species, slabs, locally sourced.” – Matt

Lakeshore Hardwoods
191 W Main St, Victor, NY 14564
(585) 869-5118

“They have a very knowledgeable staff, you can also order from their Pulaski location a wide variety of hardwoods, even getting them sized to a cut list. They also offer milling services.” – Greg Stachura

Lakeshore Hardwoods
266 Manwaring Rd, Pulaski, NY 13142
(315) 298-6407

“Great variety of domestics and some exotics, plain and figured pieces, slabs, reclaimed wood, and incredibly helpful and friendly staff.” – Dan Ball

Maurice L Condon Co Inc
250 Ferris Ave, White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 946-4111

“The Stormville location has millions of board ft of commonly used hard and soft woods. They’ll have 12/4 cherry, walnut and sapele in 16′ plus lengths and 12″ Plus widths. Case hardening is rare. They also have a large live edge and plywood/marine ply selection. They have a full millwork shop and prices are reasonable considering the selection.” – Jack Decker

“High quality, large selection of domestic and exotic lumber and  occasional burl or two.”  – Thom Sawyer

N. Dain’s Sons Co., Inc.
2 N Water St, Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 737-2000

“This is a family business, since 1848.  There is a good selection of local rough hardwoods (which they saw themselves) as well as building materials.” – Charles Wright

Southern Tier Hardwood Sales, Inc.
4576 NY-434, Apalachin, NY 13732
(607) 625-5399

“Nice selection of domestic woods and interesting exotics (yellowheart etc. – not dozens of exotic species but always some intriguing choices). Always some sweet figured material. Knowledgeable and friendly owners. Ready to go retail rack and wholesale, too, with good millwork capability.” – Tobias Dean

250 44th Street #314 Brooklyn, New York 11232
(347) 424-3553

“Locally sourced or salvaged trees resawn into slabs. Reclaimed and saved “abandoned” lumber.” – Vladimir Nikabadze (owner)


North Carolina

Cormark International
179 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 658-8455
We have a number of lumberyards in western NC, but this place has lumber from species I’ve never heard of, and I’m a professional biologist… You can buy a 10-ton tree in slabs, iron-banded together, or small pieces by the pound from the scrap bins.” – Laurie Bingaman Lackey

Lesley Caudle Mill
Boonville, NC
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“Small sawyer focusing on NC hardwoods and slabs for benches.” – Mike Cundall

Quartersawn Oak

6664 Beaver Creek Rd, New Hill, NC 27562
(919) 291-0095

“My favorite lumber yard is Quartersawnoak in New Hill, NC. He selects huge oak trees and cuts, mills, kiln dries, and even rips and planes for special orders. His prices are reasonable and he has lumber that no one else in the area can supply like quartersawn boards up to 20 inches wide.” – Mike Davis

“Scott Smith at Quartersawn Oak typically has quartersawn red and white oak and sycamore, full width live edge slabs, black walnut and he also does custom milling and drying. He generally will have a mixed bag of other species such as maple, pine quartersawn gum and poplar.” – Maurice Ungaro

The Hardwood Store of North Carolina
106 E Railroad Ave # V, Gibsonville, NC 27249
(336) 449-9627

“This place has got to be one of the largest specialty lumber yards in the country, maybe 40,000 square feet. Huge selection, reasonable prices & super nice folks. Hil & his manager Jeff are great guys.” – Chris Johnson

Wall Lumber Company
712 S Sterling St, Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-2044

“Wall is a good size hardwood dealer with quality plywood and mill works. This is my go-to place if I need a large amount of lumber in a pinch. Some of the best prices in the area.” – Aaron Gibbons 

West Penn Hardwoods Inc

1405 Deborah Herman Rd, Conover, NC 28613
(828) 322-9663

“West Penn is a lumber superstore. Tons of exotics, everything from turning blanks to huge slabs. Very nice staff.” – Aaron Gibbons



CR Muterspaw Lumber
3039 US-68, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 572-9663

“A great rural lumberyard, with a good selection of woods and a few hard-to-find species. Also, open on the weekends – good for this 9-to-5 world.” – Brendan Gaffney

Frank Paxton Lumber Co
7455 Dawson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243
(513) 984-8200

“The lumberyard closest to the Pop Wood offices, which also happens to be a great place with a big selection. Up front are the dimensional woods, but in back are huge stacks of lumber in all sorts of sizes and species. Call ahead to get a better look in back, and have an idea of what you’d like to look at.” – Brendan Gaffney

Keim Lumber Company
4465 OH-557, Millersburg, OH 44654
(800) 362-6682

“Broad selection of exotics.” – Andrew Dunaway

Kencraft Co
821 N Westwood Ave, Toledo, OH 43607
(419) 536-0333

“Very helpful staff, large selection of both domestics and exotics.” – Chris P

M. Bohlke Veneer Corp
8375 N Gilmore Rd, Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 874-4400

“They just opened a retail lumber warehouse and have slabs, dimensional lumber and different services for woodworkers available.” – Andy Brownell

Yoder Lumber
7100 Co Rd 407, Millersburg, OH 44654
(330) 674-1435

“Yoder lumber is a commercial wholesaling lumber yard that also will do retail sales. The Amish workers are more than willing to go through the stacks with you and the pricing and selection can’t be beat!!!” – Nik Brown



Crosscut Hardwoods
3065 NW Front Ave, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 224-9663

“Broad selection of wood and amazing CVG fir from the Pacific Northwest.” – Jeff Berger

“Helpful staff that will kindly cut wood to any length desired. Nice selection of exotic woods and slabs. Also has a selection of  other items needed for a project (clamps, glue, blades).” – Will Lagomarsino

Goby Walnut Products, Inc.
5315 NW St Helens Rd, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 477-6744

“Huge selection of western walnut is boards and massive slabs. Like really amazing slabs. They mill and dry most things themselves. The western white oak is also amazing and available in slabs.” – Jeff Berger

Hardwood Industries Inc
20548 SW Wildrose Pl, Sherwood, OR 97140
(503) 692-6620

“Well-maintained selection, impeccably graded.” – Darson B



Alderfer Lumber
5532 Flint Valley Rd, Mt Pleasant Mills, PA 17853
(570) 539-2063

“I’m in State College, PA and this is as local as a lumberyard gets – only an hour and a half drive (one way). But it’s always well worth the trip. They have lots of great slabs and an amazing selection. In addition the people there are excellent to work with. They’re very friendly and helpful.” – Chris Taschner 

Dead Wood Lumber Company Inc.
201 Shimels Rd, Morrisdale, PA 16858
(814) 553-9022

“Mike is the owner. Great guy. Super deals on bulk lumber straight out of the Pennsylvania hard woods.” – Wes Carnes

Dwight G Lewis Lumber Co Inc
1895 PA-87, Hillsgrove, PA 18619
(570) 924-3507

“Clean, well stocked indoor yard with a good selection of moldings too.” – Rick Lapp

Forest County Wood Products
4661 Little Hickory Rd, Tionesta, PA 16353
(814) 755-3317

“Prices are fair and the lumber quality is very good. They keep a wide selection(35+ species) and plywoods.” – Bob Leistner 

Groff & Groff Lumber
858 Scotland Rd, Quarryville, PA 17566
(717) 284-0001

“I live and work in a cabinet shop in Philadelphia. Groff is where we go for wood even though it is a ways outside of the city there is no lumber yard to compare to the quality of groff. Great knowledgeable staff. Outstanding price points and great variety.” – Jason Sebok

Hearne Hardwoods Inc

200 Whiteside Dr, Oxford, PA 19363
(610) 932-7400

“A legendary lumberyard, with slabs in flitch sets, a huge (140+) species variety, and great people. Look for the sinker mahogany and Masur birch (if there’s any left!).” – Brendan Gaffney

Irion Lumber Co
980 Calkins Rd, Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 724-1895

“Fabulous stuff including wide and figured planks.” – Rick Lapp

Mars Lumber Inc
1084 Mars-Evans City Rd, Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-2224
“I’ve just recently found Mars Lumber and it’s exactly what I was looking for. They’ve got all the domestic species surfaced or rough as well as a wide selection of exotics, mostly surfaced… I’ve also seen an array of plywood in a bunch of different species and thicknesses.” – Matt Cain

Spacht Sawmill
1266 Quarry Hall Rd, Fairview Village, PA 19409
(610) 584-1855

“Small sawmill with dedicated staff/owners specializing in domestic hardwoods. Great slabs at great prices.” – Matt Salp


Rhode Island

Dwyer Hardwoods
1 Celestial Dr, Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 284-2305

“Dwyers is great. They have a small-ish shop with a nice selection of hardwoods and I get the impression they are happy to do special orders for anything they don’t have in stock. I’m just a hobbyist, and a beginner at that, but both times I’ve been in they’ve given me tons of time, explaining the pros and cons of various woods, and have been nice enough to help me stay within my pretty limited budget. I bought the sapele in the attached photo from them. The manager also gave my son a scrap piece of ipe which he (my son) spent the next week trying and failing to dent.”  – Josh McCall


South Carolina


South Dakota



Hardwoods Inc.
310 Dover Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042
(931) 802-2534

“I have only been to the Lumber Yard here in Clarksville, TN a couple of times, but I have had very good results from the wood they had in selection.  The staff has been more than helpful in getting the wood the I needed for projects.  The prices are very reasonable, and the wood is mostly S2S, some are S4S, and you can request S4S if you need it, at an additional cost.” – Bert Thomas

Jeffries Wood Works 
8807 Valgro Rd, Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 573-5876

“They have a terrific selection. Jeffries is owned and operated by a knowledgeable and friendly couple.” – Brett Burdick

“Its prices are typical retail prices but it has a pretty wide selection of wood available. The owners are usually very eager to talk with you about your project and are well equipped to help break down anything you need.” – Eric Wardwell

“Local treasure. Great selection of exotic and domestic woods at very attractive prices. The couple who run the place couldn’t be nicer or more knowledgeable.” – Josh Cook

“This is a large lumber yard with the lumber arranged in a manner that makes it easy to see what is available.  There are also tables and pallets with more wood.  There are long boards, wide boards, large slabs, veneer, turning blanks and small “chunks” of wood of both domestic and exotic woods. The first time I visited I made the mistake of not having enough time.  If you are into woodworking, you will probably want to spend at least 2 hours getting to know the place. The best thing about this place is that it is a Mom & Pop place.  I started out calling and got Cynthia on the phone.  It was quickly apparent that she knows a lot more about wood than I do, and probably most woodworkers.  She has a degree in Forestry and really knows her woods.  They both are willing to spend time talking to you to try to match you to what you need and to tell you about the woods you are buying.  It is obvious that this place is a labor of love.”  – Ric McWaters



Berdoll Sawmill
4754 FM535, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
(512) 629-3625

“Large slabs of local Texas woods.  Large kiln and 100″ planer. Yes 100″!” – Curtis Turner

Clark’s Hardwood Lumber Co
700 E 5th 1/2 St, Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-6628

“Pretty much the local source in Houston. Has every species you could imagine, large selection of exotics, slabs, high quality plywood, etc. Prices aren’t cheap, but if you can’t find it elsewhere, they will have it here.” – Trey

Deano Hardwoods
605 Roenia Cir, Longview, TX 75604
(903) 553-9569

“They carry pink ivory, leopard wood, and vietnamese blackwood.” – Patrick Taylor

Houston Hardwoods Inc.
4910 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77092
(713) 686-6176

“Low delivery fees.” – Trey

Wood World
13650 T I Blvd #101, Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 669-9130
“A turning specialty store, though plenty for the flatworkers (like me) as well. A good resource for the Dallas area, I visited on vacation and was impressed by their size and diversity of materials.” – Brendan Gaffney



Sierra Forest Products
5825 Harold Gatty Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 972-3377

“Pretty good selection or domestic hardwood species, great prices, great range of lengths and thicknesses. Great, knowledgeable service.” – Michael Hyer

MacBeath Hardwood
1576 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 484-7616

“Great selection including domestics and exotics, even a great veneer selection, pick through stacks, cut to length.” – Michael Hyer





Colonial Hardwoods
7953 Cameron Brown Ct, Springfield, VA 22153
+1 703-451-9217
“Well stocked three times through the alphabet of wood species (!) and can order more, friendly, knowledgeable, has store with finishes and small blanks, has machine room to make custom cabinets, countertops, etc.” – Gunnar
C.P. Johnson Lumber
21457 Business Ct, Elkwood, VA 22718
(540) 825-1006

“This is about a 30-minute drive for me, but they have both the best selection and prices in the Northern Virginia area. They also have sales several times a year, where everything is 10% off. I especially like their bargain bin, where boards are greatly reduced due to minor imperfections.” – Peter O’Hanlon

“They deal almost entirely in roughsawn wood, which may be a limitation for some, but otherwise, they have excellent quality wood at very good prices. They have a good selection of the standard domestics. They’ve been trying to expand the stock of imports, so they don’t have a huge selection, but it is growing. The same with plywood, they’re expanding, so they don’t have a huge selection yet. They also don’t carry tools or other supplies (finishing products, etc.), but if all you’re looking for is wood, I highly recommend it.” – Scott Keys

Local Wood
40 Kimble Rd, Berryville, VA 22611
(540) 955-9522

“Locally sourced, great staff, big slabs.” – Dane Wence

Hardwoods in the Rough
8428 Quarry Rd #101, Manassas, VA 20110
(571) 292-1234

Huge selection of hardwoods, cheaper scrap bins for projects.” – Dane Wence

“Catering towards woodworkers, much better variety than building supply shops.” – Andrew Mitry

Phoenix Hardwoods
2540 Floyd Hwy N, Floyd, VA 24091
(540) 745-7475

“Large selection of lumber and one of the biggest dealers in hardwood slabs, walnut, figured maple, cherry, oak.” – Will Hancock



Architectural Woods
2320 Center St, Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 267-5248
This is a wholesale lumber outlet that will sell retail.  They have a large selection of hardwood, softwood and sheet goods.  They will bring the skid of selected lumber to the loading dock and sorting is limited.  Lumber quality is generally good.” – Craig Warnock
Crosscut Hardwoods

4100 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 623-0334

“Wide variety of cuts for common woods, moderate variety of exotic woods. Helpful staff.” – Tony Grosinger

“Selection, prices, quality, friendly staff.” – Adam B.

Edensaw Woods, Ltd.
211 Seton Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-7878

“Oh my, these folks simply have it all from local slabs to exotic slabs. Veneers as well as a huge selection of worldwide woods. The staff is superb. They have a dealership for Festool, Dewalt, Lie Nielsen, Rockler rep, Laguna tools, and SawStop, sooo much more, it’s hard to list on the fly. They also have a mill and a CNC design guy that’s tops as well. The owner travels worldwide to source lumber an veneer. Unbelievable high quality woods.” – Evan Miller

“Edensaw is by far my favorite lumberyard. They consistently have better quality inventory than their local competition. I have been dealing with them for many years – always a positive experience! My shop is in Seattle – their yard is in Port Townsend. Although getting there takes a couple of hours, including a ferry ride – It’s well worth it. It doesn’t hurt that the drive is a pleasant one and PT is such a fun place to visit. The big attraction though is their employees – knowledgeable and always in a friendly relaxed mood and eager to help.” – Darrell Peart

Jensen Hardwoods

312 Artesia Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525-0765

“I live north of Pasco, WA. It’s the desert side of the state, southeast corner to be specific. Mark Jensen’s largest stock is from locally harvested domestic trees. He’s a small operation, but always has a great selection. While I have bought the very occasional exotic there, I travel there mostly for the Black Walnut, Maple and Cherry. I have periodically found some nice Elm slabs, too. His pricing is very fair.” – Vic Hubbard

Lombard’s Hardwood Supply
3411 School St, Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 663-4955

“Dedicated or well-versed staff of woodworkers and a large array of tools for use on projects (articulating band saw, panel saw, drum sander).” – Dylan

Martin True Value Lumber & Hardware
2730 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201
(425) 259-3134

“Large selection of domestic and exotic hardwoods and slab selection.” – Jeremy Guo

Seattle Hill Sawmill
12823 53rd Dr SE, Everett, WA 98208
(360) 561-8950

“Locally sourced slabs and dimensional lumber.” – Jeremy Guo (owner)

Sumner Woodworker Store 
908 Cherry Ave, Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 891-9413

“Good selection of hard and softwoods, hand tools, power tools, hardware and finishing supplies. Can sort through lumber and pick up project supplies.” – Craig Warnock


West Virginia



Badger Hardwoods
N1517 US-14, Walworth, WI 53184
(262) 275-1162

“Quality of both goods and service.” – Ed Hicks

Don’s Lumber
1126 18th St, Cameron, Wisconsin, WI 54822
(715) 458-6500

“I found Don listing lumber on Craigslist. I had an afternoon off and decided to drive to Barron, WI from the Twin Cities (about a 2-hour drive) to check it out. Anyway, it is just Don selling lumber on behalf of the local sawmill (I’m not sure exactly of the relationship), which carries a great selection of regional species for Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. What I like best is that I am seeking rough sawn lumber because I like to have control of the milling, and the prices are great. They are much cheaper than anyone else I’ve found in the Twin Cities area. And he will also deliver to the Twin Cities, for a maximum charge of $20. If you order enough, he won’t even charge delivery.” – Brett Bozyk

H & K Woods Inc 
9621 WI-76, Neenah, WI 54956
(920) 749-2952

“I’ve bought rough-cut lumber twice from H&K Woods and feel like I’ve been treated very fair each time. They’ve had a good selection of wood species and sizes both times I’ve been there. They have a smaller selection of boards in one storage area that will often take care of smaller projects. For larger projects, allow a bit of time for them to unstack the larger piles of wood so you can sort through them looking for the right boards.” – Gary Petersen



A & M Wood Specialty
357 Eagle St N, Cambridge, ON N3H 1C1, Canada
+1 519-653-9322

“Great hardwood selection, lots of veneer in large sheets, musical instrument parts, good turning stock.” – Ian Mackay

Century Mill Lumber
3993 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5, Canada
+1 905-640-2350

“Amazing staff, good hardwood selection, excellent softwood selection including timber framing materials.  Their ‘shorts’ are priced right.” – Ian Mackay

Chisholm Lumber
3685 Shannonville Rd, Roslin, ON K0K 2Y0, Canada
+1 613-477-2920

“Keeps most domestics and will order in what they do not have for you.” – Grough

Phillmore Enterprises 
1092 Sarnia Rd, London, ON N6H 5K1, Canada
+1 519-471-3707

“It is a heritage site, in the middle of a newly developed subdivision. All sorts of hardwood, all kiln dried, and he will mill it flat and square for you on request. The prices are great too.” – Rick VanHooren


740 Rue Jean-Neveu, Longueuil, QC J4G 1P1, Canada
+1 450-670-4040

“This one’s my favourite, just outside Montreal. Very good service. I’m always well received and their people know their work.” – James Forrest

Langevin Forest

9995 Boulevard Pie-IX, Montréal, QC H1Z 3X1, Canada
(514) 322-9330

“Their presence on the Montreal island and their relative closeness from the densely populated area of Montreal are a benediction for most Montreal woodworkers. They also have a very wide variety of exotic woods.” – James Forrest

“This remains the only lumberyard I’ve been to where they sold true Lignum Vitae (not an imitation verawood or the like) for reasonable prices, in sizeable pieces. Went there on vacation, and had a lot of fun looking at their offerings. Incredible selection of odd materials – check out the carved duck supply section.” – Brendan Gaffney

Lois Lumber Ltd
2430 Dixon Rd, Powell River, BC V8A 0N5, Canada
+1 604-487-4266

“Well sawn rough cut western red cedar and old growth fir some maple and alder. Decent prices.” – Dave Beaton

P J White Hardwoods
1200 East Kent Ave S, Vancouver, BC V5X 2X8, Canada
+1 604-327-0241

“Great selection of North American hardwoods and exotics, and they let you pick through the stacks.” – Steve

“PJ White Hardwoods is one of the very few hardwood suppliers I know in the Vancouver area. Most of the rest have the limited supplies of Home Depot etc. PJ White, however, has nice big slabs of all sorts of interesting hardwoods… And it’s just two blocks from a Lee Valley store.” – Roy Gawlick

The Wood Shed
6566 Sixteen Rd, Smithville, ON L0R 2A0, Canada
+1 905-957-3933

“Super friendly and helpful staff, clear and straight boards, good prices.” – Matthew Lemieux

“Their selection is amazing, the quality is exceptional, the service is above and beyond. Their dedication and support to both professional, weekend warriors and someone who knows nothing is unbelievable. Raw edge slabs as well as pressed slabs for miles. Oh, and the prices are great!” – Devin Chisolm



Maderería del Bajío
Priv De La Concordia 3, Los Molinos, 76120 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico
+52 442 217 0138

“This is the only place in Queretaro, Mexico that you can find kiln-dried American pine. They have a ton of tropical and national woods. I recently purchased 1″x10″x10′ of chechen wood for 565 pesos (around 31 usd). They have all the necessary tools that will chop, rip, plane and joint for free.” – John Wilson



Kamogawa Shoten
3-5-4 Shinkiba, Koto Ward, Tokyo

“This place is fantastic. The dimensions of timber they had were fantastic. Exotic 12×12 beams and whatnot. The place is huge and had everything. It blew my little mind. They prefer to have appointments made, but they are cool people and care about wood deeply. It also helps if you can speak Japanese. The yard is in the middle of the Tokyo lumber district of Shinkiba (city of wood).” – Casey Moffitt

Moku Moku 
1 Chome-4-7 Shinkiba, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 136-0082, Japan

“Less a lumberyard more of a lumber store with wall to wall turning blanks and slabs. I go there for plane body blanks and sole material.” – Casey Mofitt

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