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Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber in North Carolina

Updated: July 19, 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 North Carolina

Finding the best hardwood at the right price is always a search. And while hardwood lumber in North Carolina is generally easy to find, narrowing in on the right species and exotic woods can take a bit more digging.

To help your search you’ll find:

  • 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.

High Quality Online Lumber

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1. The Hardwood Store

Sometimes the name says it all.

And with the Hardwood Store they have about every hardwood you’ll need for your projects. From domestic, exotics to trim and turning stock there isn’t much a woodworker wouldn’t find here.

But as an added bonus they feature a price list (below).

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

2. GPS Hardwoods

GPS Hardwoods is a local supplier that features a great collection of locally sourced, milled and kiln dried woods. Using, of course, their kiln and methods to have your hardwood achieve the right moisture content.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

3. West Penn Hardwoods

West Penn Hardwoods is a little known local and online retailer that features a massive inventory of domestic and exotic hardwood lumber.

From pen blanks, turning stock and exotic hardwood scrap bundles you’ll find everything that you’ll need. And some of what you probably didn’t plan to buy.

Lastly, their Conover facility is open to the public and you can choose your own stock.

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: Yes

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

4. Steve Wall Lumber Co

With over 30 years experience and a massive 32,000 square foot warehouse you’ll be sure to find whatever hardwood lumber in North Carolina you’re looking for. 

From live edge slabs, a huge hardwood selection, turning blocks and much more they feature a great selection. And, a price list to check out before you visit.

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

5. McGee Lumber Company

For almost a century McGee Lumber Company has featured premium hardwood and supplies to local woodworkers. And as a mill they offer up services and wood you won’t find from larger retailers. 

As a bonus, if you need local or national shipping they’ll deliver where you need.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

6. Anchor Hardwoods

Anchor Hardwoods is a specialist in domestic and exotic hardwoods. Need design assistance or unique supplies (stair treads, slabs or tables)? They will help out. 

And with over 25 species of the most popular hardwoods they should have whatever hardwood you’re looking for on hand.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

7. Raleigh Reclaimed Hardwood

While 20 years ago urban lumber suppliers were a rarity, today they are almost normal. And, Raleigh Reclaimed Hardwood is both an urban lumber supplier but also a source for reclaimed wood.

What’s the deal with urban lumber? Well, when those large boulevard trees are cut down they often end up at a wood chipper, landfill or firewood. So, mills like the ones at Raleigh Reclaimed Hardwood “rescue” these trees and convert them to hardwood and live edge slabs.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

8. Queen City Lumber

Queen City Lumber is another old time hardwood supplier. With roots dating back to 1946 they have earned a reputation for supplying quality wood.

But, as a bonus, if you’re not sure you can build what you have sketched out they offer up custom services for trim, mantels and other unique restoration-era projects.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

9. Fitzgerald Wood

For larger orders, cabinet shops or contractors it’s worth a call to Fitzgerald Wood to check on their wholesale supply of domestic, exotic and plywood.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

10. Capital City Lumber

For over 75 years Capital City Lumber has provided a complete line of construction and hardwoods to local woodworkers. And while they are a volume dealer, they also offer up a solid domestic, exotic and plywood selection to the general public.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

Resources

From local sawmills to wholesale suppliers the selection of hardwood lumber in North Carolina is top notch. And while South Carolina is a little harder to find supplies, you’ll find a little bit of everything within easy driving range.

Live near a state border? Be sure to check our guides to border states later in this article.

Lastly, woodworking clubs are a great to find not only unique suppliers but also enhance your skills. Be sure to check the clubs noted below.

Featured North Carolina Wood

While the state tree of North Carolina is the pine tree, a hardwood in local supply worth looking at is the Black Cherry or Black Walnut that is readily available. And, both trees are part of the forestry seedling program in North Carolina.

Wood Buying References

Hardwood Lumber in North Carolina Border States

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