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Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber In Wisconsin

Updated: August 23, 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 Wisconsin

Buying hardwood of any quantity is costly. Due to issues from the  pandemic and inflation finding the best hardwood near you at a reasonable price is difficult. In this guide you’ll find a collection of top hardwood stores in your state (and bordering) to browse prices and stock.

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.

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1. Bennett Hardwoods

Bennett Hardwoods is both a commercial wholesaler, but also a retailer that opens up their stock to individual purchases. And, they feature a complete selection of hardwoods that make them worth the drive.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

2. Ocooch Hardwoods

In a rural setting but with a big city online store Ocooch Hardwoods offers up an impressive hardwood supply, thin stock for scroll saw use, and a great selection of plywood and turning stock.

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: Yes

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

3. Badger Woods

Badger Woods is a shipping friendly supplier that can drop shorter stock onto a UPS truck and deliver to your door. And with a great selection of hardwood this is a supplier to call if you live in Wisconsin or nearby.

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: No (email)

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

4. Menomonie Specialty Lumber

No matter where you live in Wisconsin you might find yourself at Menomonie Lumber. Why? Well, from live edge slabs, turning blocks, sculpting and carving this is a destination lumber yard for non-standard hardwood lumber in Wisconsin.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

5. Kettle Moraine Hardwoods

As a mixed supplier using their own sawmill and kiln plus shipped in wood Kettle Moraine Hardwoods is worth a check. And, as they publish their hardwood prices you can jump on and do a quick price check to see if they’re worth the drive. 

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

6. The Wood Cycle

Every state has one. And just south of Madison you’ll find The Wood Cycle, who features urban sourced lumber and a whole lot more. If you’re looking for live edge slabs or urban sourced wood (that would otherwise go to firewood) then this is a supplier to add to your shortlist.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

7. Traditional Woodworkers Limited

Traditional Woodworkers has been around since 1981 and features reclaimed, re-milled wood as their signature offering. While not a traditional hardwood dealer, they are a source worth considering for wide planking, flooring and trim.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Wood Selection

Services & Supplies

8. Aspenson Lumber

When you want a long term lumber supplier you look for a sawmill with a kiln. And, with Aspenson Lumber in Southwest Wisconsin you’ll have just that. Featuring, as you’d guess, live edge slabs and the ability to custom cut your logs.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Services & Supplies

Resources

Wisconsin features the standard mix of hardwood resources in a mostly rural setting:

  • Locally owned stores
  • Larger lumber yards
  • Urban wood recyclers
  • Sawmills with live edge slabs

Wisconsin Woodworking Clubs

Featured Hardwood Lumber in Wisconsin

While the local foresty is a healthy mix of Red Oak, White Oak and Black Walnut, for Wisconsin a wood to check out is the local Hard Maple. As it’s my preferred wood for making desks, I’ve used hundreds of board feet in my woodworking projects and enjoy it’s clean appearance and tidy grain pattern.

Wood Buying References

Hardwood Lumber in Wisconsin Border States

Hardwood lumber in Wisconsin is easy to come by, and with fewer large metro areas, there is a higher than average rural supplier network to choose from. 

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. 

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1 thought on “Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber In Wisconsin”

  1. Madison Woodworkers Supply is not buying anymore exotic lumber and everything in stock is already sold, meaning you cannot select your own. Even random scraps are not for sale indicating the owner deals with already established customers and for one hundred board foot quantities suggested Woodcraft.

    This store is a huge disappointment and not worth driving off the beltway. 4/25/2022

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