What is a real lumber yard?
A lumber yard sells wood for construction and other purposes. In addition to lumber, most lumber yards also sell a wide variety of tools, hardware and accessories for carpenters, contractors, and woodworkers.
They DO NOT sell magazines, flowers, or candy.
A real lumber yard, like Front Range Lumber:
- Carries wood up to 20’ long
- The staff knows how to read a tape measure
- Special orders aren’t a hassle but welcomed
- Carries lumber grades for their usefulness, not a grade enabling a low price
- Delivers at a reasonable rate on a same or next day basis
- Has a staff that averages more than 19 years of experience in the industry
- Helps you load your materials
- Stocks decking and engineered wood products that are listed on the Built Green checklist
- Has extensive experience selling building materials, not just extensive experience
- Offers the entire range of building materials – not just the “key” items
- Stocks the best possible materials that benefit their customers by reducing callbacks, warranty problems, appearance complaints, waste and extra time
- Sells only ACX “Superply” plywood, which is a better quality version of sanded plywood with exterior glues, a stain grade face, no football patches, and uniform coloring.
- All redwood inventory is Con Heart grade or above, giving a customer what they really want – all red-colored redwood.
- Framing lumber is mostly #1 grade, lending itself to a better appearance.
- Stocks fire-rated lumber and plywoods
- Stocks tempered two-sided hardboard
- Stocks treated lumber in all sizes and lengths
- Stocks microlams in all heights
- Stocks Baltic Birch plywood