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Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber In California

Finding hardwood lumber in California is easier than in most states. And while that would be expected for shipped in exotic wood, domestic hardwoods are equally easy to access and there are dozens of major suppliers within a few hours drive of most woodworkers.

With that, this directory has ten lumber stores that offer a good selection of hardwood from domestic to exotics and live edge slab. 

See a favorite not on the list? Drop us a comment and we’ll take a look. 

Suppliers of hardwood lumber in California:

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The hardwood suppliers in this directory were built with hours of research and reviewing lumber sites for what they sell. Retailers specializing in hardwoods are generally at the top, with niche suppliers or broader range lumber yards towards the bottom.

Overview: Hardwood Lumber in California

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From San Diego to San Francisco and north there are a string of top notch hardwood suppliers in California. And, as a bonus, a few of them on this list feature online stores that are well ahead of the market. 

And while this directory features some of the most complete suppliers, there are dozens more to be found near you.

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1. Valencia Lumber and Panel

Overview

There aren’t too many lumber stores that impress woodworkers. But, Valencia Lumber and Panel is one of them. With by FAR the best product catalog I’ve seen in my woodworking journeys, their supply is vast and full of high quality hardwoods. And more.

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Online Shopping: No

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2. San Marcos Hardwoods Lumber Co

Overview

San Marcos is a southern California supplier of just about every hardwood, softwood and exotic you’ll need for your projects. And as a twist for a larger supplier, they also offer locally sourced kiln dried lumber.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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3. Aura Hardwoods

Overview

As a chain of six stores in Modesto, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Fresno and Rancho Cordova Aura Hardwoods stock a great supply of hardwoods. And, they feature a unique line of weathered woods they call “Trestlewood”.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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4. Bohnhoff Lumber Co

Overview

The top five hardwood dealers in California could all easily be the #1 dealer in your area. Which is the case with Bohnhoff who offers up a full selection of hardwood, milling services, choose your own boards and delivery in Southern California.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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5. Global Wood Source

Overview

From standard hardwoods to Luthier materials and a variety of other unique woodworking supplies Global Wood Source is a unique wood supplier located in the southern suburbs of San Jose. 

Price List: No

Online Shopping: Yes

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6. House of Hardwood

Overview

Another Los Angeles supplier, House of Hardwood has a full line of hardwoods and all the supplies you’ll need. And, they have custom cutting, edge banding and even an online store for instant pricing of tabletops and other custom pieces.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: Yes

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7. Frost Hardwoods

Overview

If you’re looking for a classic choose-your-own board supplier with racks and racks of vertically sorted hardwood then Frost Hardwoods is your kind of store. And, if you’re in need of hardwood plywood or milling services they have that on hand too.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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8. MacBeath Hardwood

Overview

With an Indiana milling and kiln facility and two retail warehouses in California (Berkeley and Stockton) MacBeath has a solid collection of domestic and exotic hardwoods. Plus, if you’re looking to build or buy wood countertops they have either the lumber of ability to custom fabricate your counter. 

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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9. Tropical Exotic Hardwoods

Overview

Every hardwood list deserves a specialist in exotic woods, and in California one of the top suppliers is Tropical Exotic Hardwoods. And, they feature an online store that is INCREDIBLE with a deep inventory, exotic cutoffs, and other supplies.

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: Yes

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10. Austin Hardwoods & Hardware

Overview

Austin Hardwoods & Hardware that has a complete line of hardwood, exotics, and hardware to complete your project.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: Yes

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11. Commercial Forest Products

Overview

While Commercial Forest Products specializes in commercial sourcing and distribution you can check out their EBay store and a few other online sources for tough to find hardwoods and exotics.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: Yes

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Hardwood Lumber in California Border States

In Conclusion

Not surprisingly, finding hardwood lumber in California is easy to do. While, like most larger states, some drive time or delivery costs may be involved it’s made up for with the selection of domestic and exotics is top notch. 

Know of a few other stores that you think should be on the list? Give us a shout in the comments and we’ll take a look at adding. 

Own a hardwood store listed above and want to update your offerings? Reach out to us and we'll update the directory!

2 thoughts on “Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber In California”

  1. Hi Eric – We have a niche exotic hardwood lumber company serving musical instrument and millwork manufactures in Fontana, CA and would love to be included on your list, if you think we’re a fit.

    Commercial Forest Products
    11251 Buena Vista Drive
    Fontana, CA 92337
    909-256-4583

    Thanks for your consideration!

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