Where to go for Lumber in Central Ohio

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Blog entry by Biscuit posted 02-18-2010 05:53 PM 11523 reads 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Can anybody recommend a good place to buy lumber in the Central Ohio area? Specifically, but not limited to, quartersawn white oak. Thanks.

-- Biscuit (Delaware, Ohio)

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 06:01 PM

It really isn’t central but Baird Brothers in Canfield—by Youngstown—had a nice selection last I was there a couple years back. They will also ship wood if you prefer. Anything under 8’ and 150lbs can go UPS.

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 06:07 PM

All you need to do is to travel an hour or so east to the Frank Miller Lumber Co. in Union City Indiana. Located about 55 miles NE of Dayton, FML is one of the largest mills in the country. They specialize in quarter sawn hardwoods.

www.frankmiller .com

They also have a wide selection of imported woods. Check in with them to see when they are going to have their Saturday morning sale in early april. The prices are really good on 250 -500 board feet bundles of hardwoods. This draws a large crowd. Be sure to take a truck or trailer.

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 06:17 PM

Might be too far, but I go from Michigan to Toledo Ohio for wood at Kencraft. Their price list is online at:
They say that they ship UPS on their website, but I have always picked up there.

Today; OAK – QUARTER SAWN WHITE $4.95 bd ft R1E (4/4) 5.90 bd ft R1E (6/4)

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 06:20 PM

Here is a place that is located in Xenia, Ohio: C.R. Muterspaw Lumber

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 07:17 PM

Willis Lumber Co. We usually gather a few people together to get the higher BF count for the cheaper rates.

If you don’t mind traveling a little further North, in the town where I grew up is Almendingers sawmill. Run by one of my old classmates, who took it over from his father.


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#6 posted 02-18-2010 08:21 PM

When I am working in Centerburg, I shop these places (listed in order of usage):

WoodWerks in Columbus –

Steve’s Lumber in Bucyrus (he is one of the suppliers to WoodWerks) –

Keim Lumber in Charm-

ARC Designer Hardwoods in Zanesville –

Willis Lumber in Washington Court House –

If you go to WoodWerks or Steve’s hardwoods be sure to tell them Todd from Montana says “Hi” I have spent a good amount of money in those places.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 02-18-2010 08:34 PM

I second Frank Miller Lumber Co. in Union City Indiana. It is a great place to shop for quality lumber. I live in Dayton and that is where I go.

-- Walt, Ohio

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#8 posted 02-19-2010 06:39 AM

As listed before KIEM LUMBER is an incredible place to not only get domestic and every exotic wood but to get close to anything you could ever possibly need as a woodworker. The place is as big as a Walmart. I drove 90 miles from Cleveland to check this place out, my Dad and I spent 5 hours there. I bought 50 BDF of white oak.

Not only are there prices very reasonable, you can go to the lumber storage warehouses and handpick you lumber.


I promise you will crap your pants if you go.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#9 posted 02-15-2013 02:03 PM

Over here in Logan County, we have a few Amish dealers in Hardwood. Levi Hochstetler up on US 68 North@ CR113 sells a lot of hardwoods, including the white oaks. PM if you want his phone # ( Yes, this Amish guy does have a phone number. )

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