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Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber In Maine

Updated: July 25, 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.
Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber in Maine
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Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber In Maine

In this guide to hardwood lumber in Maine we’ve searched and have a hand selected list of stores that specialize in hardwoods. From domestic and exotic hardwoods to a supplier of wood sunken on the bottom of the Penobscot river you should easily find a hardwood retailer near you.

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. Premium Specialty Hardwoods

In Rumford Maine you’ll find a hardwood retailer and lumber mill with over 40 years experience supplying high quality lumber to its clients. 

In addition to a retail center for woodworkers to purchase lumber, Premium Specialty Hardwoods also features a space to purchase furniture made by area craftsmen. 

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: No

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2. Rare Woods USA

The owner of Rare Woods USA has roots back to Cape Town, South Africa and offers up the US market a collection of almost 170 species. All from Mexico Maine. 

If you’re in the area you’ll want to stop into their retail center for one of the best supplies of hardwood lumber in Maine.

But if you are afar then it’s worth a visit to their online store where they will ship your choices of a huge variety of domestic and imported hardwoods.

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: Yes

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3. Seacoast Hardwoods

With 20 or so years of experience, Seacoast Hardwoods offers up a good selection of lumber and veneered plywood. Their advertised supply, however, is mostly of the top domestic species so you may need call in to see if they can order in exotic hardwoods.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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4. Atlantic Hardwoods

Atlantic Hardwoods is a family owned business that’s served the Portland and greater Maine area since the early 1990’s. While they have a great selection (and pricelist) of hardwood lumber they are known for their custom milled plan flooring. 

Price List: Yes

Online Shopping: No

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5. O’Brien Hardwoods

In the East Deering neighborhood of Portland you’ll find another growing source of common hardwood lumber and plywood. Since they look to be new in 2020, it’s probably best to give them a call and see how their retail center works.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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6. DMG Hardwoods

While DMG Hardwoods has a limited supply of hardwoods, they do offer up a selection of live edge slabs. And, if repairing or building lobster pots is your thing they supply wood for that.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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7. Days Hardwood

A short drive north of Portland you’ll find Days Hardwood who stocks a solid supply of hardwoods, live edge slabs and locally sourced softwoods. As you expect from smaller lumber yards their website isn’t always updated so best to give them a call and see if they can help you.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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8. By the Board Lumber Co

While not a major supplier of hardwood, By the Board Lumber does offer up a great selection of Hemlock and Pine for your projects. Because, if your woodworking is like mine, you’ll always need some softwoods for drawers or other parts of your build. Lastly, they do advertise pine bar slabs (live edge).

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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9. Maine Woods Company

Maine Woods Company is a wholesaler, but if your needs are larger than a few boards (I’ve found 500+ bdf can get wholesalers to talk) they are worth a call as they have a solid selection of north Maine products.

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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10. Maine Heritage Timber

One of the most sought after woods has been submerged in water for decades. And, Maine Heritage Timber is a unique supplier that locates their timber from the bottom of the Penobscot River and turns it into lumber for purchase (and finished products to buy online).

Price List: No

Online Shopping: No

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Resources

Before searching for your hardwood lumber in Maine, it’s worth taking a look at local guilds and woodworking clubs. These are great resources that often have discounts (for members) at key suppliers.

Featured Maine Wood

The White Pine is Maine’s state tree, but a hardwood worth using is either the Northern Red Oak or Hard Maple. 

Hard Maple is my preferred wood for desks, and is easy to sand and finish (remember to try dye, not stain).

Wood Buying References

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