Guide to Hardwood Lumber In Michigan

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In this guide to hardwood lumber in Michigan you’ll find a healthy supply of native hardwoods, some all around suppliers with imported woods and a larger than average dose of sawmills.

And while national chain retailers are available, if you’re looking for local woods and local prices a search of your nearby hardwood deals is well worth the time.

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

Where to buy hardwood lumber in Michigan:

Don’t see a lumber supplier you frequent? Drop a note in the comments and we’ll add them.
 
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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 Michigan

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Michigan features a wealth of domestic wood supplies, an abnormal number of local woodworking clubs (listed below) and a great selection of live edge slabs due to the large number of sawmills.

And while nearby states may offer more exotic woods, the sawmills make up for this with custom cut quarter sawn lumber and local species you can’t find in a big retailer.

Michigan Woodworking Resources

Featured Michigan Hardwood

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While the white pine is considered the hard maple is a popular hardwood lumber in Michigan.  With both straight and figured varieties available it is a sought after wood for desktops to cabinets.

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1. L.L. Johnson Lumber / Workbench

Overview

Every state has a couple of hardwood lumber yards that feature everything you need. And, in Michigan, one of those stores is L.L. Johnson Lumber aka “Johnson’s Workbench”.

With a huge selection, a competitive price list and other supplies you’ll want to make a stop by their store.

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

2. Jeff Lewis Kiln Dried Lumber

Overview

Sometimes heading right to the source is your best bet. And with Jeff Lewis Kiln and Lumber you’ll find great pricing on local lumber and a few imports. Be sure to check out their prices before heading elsewhere.

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

3. General Hardwood Company

Overview

With almost a century of experience (since 1932), General Hardwood features a massive lumber inventory built over decades of trust and experience. Worth a call for orders of any size.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

4. The Lumber Shed

Overview

In the northwest corner of Michigan you’ll find The Lumber Shed, who, to their name, offers a solid selection of domestic hardwoods. Plus they offer the popular edging and planer services most woodworkers need.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: Yes

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

5. Hickory & Oak

Overview

Anytime you can find a local sawmill with a kiln you’ll find unique wood. And, Hickory & Oak doesn’t disappoint with live edge slabs, quarter sawn lumber and a variety of domestic lumber.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

6. Silverwood Sawmill

Overview

On the far west side of Michigan is another sawmill that supplies local woodworkers with a great selection of live edge slabs, custom services, and even delivery. And as you’d expect, their selection includes just about every local tree you can cut down and haul to a mill.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

7. Public Lumber Company

Overview

Located in urban Detroit the Public Lumber Company carries just about everything you’d need for domestic lumber and plywood goods. 

Price List: No

Online Shopping: Yes

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

8. Northern Michigan Hardwoods

Overview

With all types of hardwoods and and advertised 800 kiln dried live edge slabs there’s something for everyone at Northern Michigan Hardwoods. And, they feature an online specials site where you can find discounted lumber.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

9. Atwood Forest Products

Overview

For larger projects you can try Atwood Forest Products who features kiln dried lumber and a collection of other lumber supplies from fencing to lumber for fruit & vegetable boxes.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

10. Central Michigan Hardwoods

Overview

Geared more for commercial orders, Central Michigan Hardwoods has an impressive 10 kilns and capacity for producing millions of board feet a year. While not advertised as a DIY’ers retail site, if you have a growing woodworking business and larger orders these size mills are worth a call.

After all, the cheaper the hardwood the greater the potential profit.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

Hardwood Lumber in Neighboring States

In Conclusion

Overall supply of hardwood lumber in Michigan is good. However, compared to nearby states, the selection tends toward local domestic trees and imported hardwoods are harder to come by.

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

Last update on 2021-10-14 at 15:43 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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