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Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber in Michigan

Updated: August 9, 2022
Finding hardwood at a reasonable price is hard. Box stores charge a high markup, and local sources take a lot of research. Use this guide to help find quality hardwood lumber near you.
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Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber in Michigan

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.

To help you find hardwood near you this guide includes:

  • Price list links when published
  • Key services like surfacing (eg. S3S)
  • Pick-up vs. delivery
Lastly, with the price of hardwoods even a few dozen board feet can be worth a 1-2 hour drive. And who knows, maybe you’ll find a hardwood for turning, reclaimed lumber or even urban timber for your next project.

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1. L.L. Johnson Lumber / Workbench

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

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2. Jeff Lewis Kiln Dried Lumber

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

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

3. General Hardwood Company

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

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Services & Supplies

4. The Lumber Shed

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

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Services & Supplies

5. Hickory & Oak

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

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Services & Supplies

6. Silverwood Sawmill

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

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

7. Public Lumber Company

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

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8. Northern Michigan Hardwoods

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

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

9. Atwood Forest Products

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

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

10. Central Michigan Hardwoods

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

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Services & Supplies

Resources

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 Clubs

Featured Michigan Hardwood

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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Hardwood Lumber in Neighboring States

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3 thoughts on “Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber in Michigan”

  1. A great source for hardwood in SE Michigan is Armstrong Millworks, 3039 Highland Rd, Highland, MI 48357. Highly recommended.

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