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Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber In Ohio

Finding hardwood lumber in Ohio takes a bit more time than in other states, but with a little searching there is ample supply. And, there are a handful of DIY friendly shops that feature a top selection of hardwoods.

Suppliers of hardwood lumber in Ohio:

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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 Ohio

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With a string of three major metro areas Ohio features a good selection of woods strewn on a line from Cincinnati to Columbus to Cleveland in the north. With a focus on live edge slabs, a great supply of Appalachian hardwoods and softwoods, there is a good supply within a few hours drive for just about everyone.

However, exotic woods are a little tougher to find compared to most other markets. And, a few of the larger suppliers are focused more on direct-to-business supplies.

Featured Ohio Lumber Yard: CR Muterspaw Lumber

If you’re like me you like a lumber-only focused shop, and CR Muterspaw fits that bill. Located in the country between Cleveland and Columbus there are a drivable distance to a lot of woodworkers. And with top reviews, a great selection of wood, a place to get to know if you are planning to do a lot of woodworking.

Plus, they have the price list that so many woodworkers are always looking for. Keep reading to learn more.

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1. CR Muterspaw Lumber

CR Muterspaw is located halfway between Cincinnati and Columbus and offers a full line of lumber from lived edge slabs, exotics and domestic hardwood.

And, as a bonus, they have an online store to shop from in addition to their physical lumber yard including a price list to reference from.

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2. Keim Lumber

Keim Lumber is DIY friendly retailer straight south of Cleveland fifty or so miles. The woodworker lumber at Keim is part of a larger lumber and home store retailer, and they offer a little bit of everything to go with your wood purchase. And, their selection of hardwood lumber is great for choose-your-own materials from domestics to live edge and slabs.

What makes them unique: for lathe owners, they offer one of the best selection of turning stock you’ll find in the state.

And, they offer an online store for purchasing and shipping your supply to you.

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3. Ohio Wood Connection

The Ohio Wood Connection is located just northwest of Cincinnati and features one of the better collection of live edge slabs in the state. While they also carry a good supply of other hardwoods and softwoods, and offer up an online store. However, they aren’t too clear on shipping so it might be best to give them a call.

Not sure you want to tackle the project? They have a specialty in building tables and can quote you on a completed project as well.

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4. Steve's Hardwoods

Located straight north of Columbus and 50-60 miles shy of Lake Erie, Steve’s Hardwoods is a local supplier with top reviews for supplying hardwoods to local DIY’ers and businesses. 

However, you’ll need to give him a call to see what lumber he has in stock. 

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5. Metro Hardwoods

Metro Hardwoods is an urban retailer with a unique selection of local wood they harvest from, well, metro trees that would otherwise have been turned into mulch.

Fancy website? No. But reviews are positive and their selection of local wood is great.

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6. Paxton Wood (Cincinatti)

Paxton Wood is part of a multi-city chain that offers one of the coolest lumber selectors on the market (it’s worth checking it out even if you don’t shop there!).

They are well reviewed by Cincinatti woodworkers for a good selection of hardwood, softwood and plywood so are worth a call if you are in the area.

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7. Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Company

The Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Company is located just outside of Cleveland Ohio and is a top producer of domestic hardwoods. The downside, though, is their target market is more towards cabinetmakers and commercial clients. 

But, worth a call if you live close on smaller orders.

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8. East Ohio Lumber

The East Ohio Lumber company is located just near the Pennsylvania border about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. 

They advertise as a supplier of Appalachian hardwoods – and stick to that with a selection that ranges from Ash, Beech, and Cherry to White Oak and Hickory.

Sorry, no exotics or other woods here. But, that’s not always a bad thing.

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In Conclusion

While there is a good supply of hardwood lumber in Ohio, compared to other states (like neighboring Indiana), there are spotty suppliers of hardwoods for DIY’ers and weekend woodworkers.

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

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