Guide to Hardwood Lumber In Wisconsin

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Home » Buying Wood » Guide to Hardwood Lumber In Wisconsin

In this guide to hardwood lumber in Wisconsin there’s no shortage of local sources for the native oak, walnut and maple species. And, you’ll also find (with a little searching below) a few sources of exotics and live edge slabs

With hardwood in Wisconsin tending to be more rural than clustered around a large urban area or two you might need a little windshield time if you’re looking for unique pieces (or shopping price).

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

Where to buy hardwood lumber in Wisconsin:

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 Wisconsin

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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 Resources

Featured Hardwood Lumber in Wisconsin

Featured Hardwood

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.

1. Madison Woodworkers Supply

Overview

Located just on the fringe of Madison, this hardwood supply store is a no frills supplier of the most common hardwoods and exotics. 

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

2. Bennett Hardwoods

Overview

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

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

3. Ocooch Hardwoods

Overview

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

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

4. Badger Woods

Overview

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)

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

5. Menomonie Specialty Lumber

Overview

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

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

6. Kettle Moraine Hardwoods

Overview

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

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

7. The Wood Cycle

Overview

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

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

8. Traditional Woodworkers Limited

Overview

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

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

9. Aspenson Lumber

Overview

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 Onsite Services & Supplies

10. Nelson Hardwood Lumber Co

Overview

Another sawmill, Nelson Hardwood Lumber Co is a larger volume sawmill that specializes in the local Red Oak, White Oak, Walnut and Hard Maple of the area. Check in with them for larger orders, as it appears they may not have a retail storefront.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

Notable Lumber for Sale

Key Onsite Services & Supplies

Hardwood Lumber in Wisconsin Border States

In Conclusion

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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