FAQ: Lumber Yard, Hardwood & Wood Products

Lumber Yard Products and Services


Do You Have An Edge Tape That Can Suit My Cabinet Design?

Bohnhoff Lumber Co. has a wide array of edge tapes made from different kinds of softwoods and hardwoods with grain and color variations that can suit most cabinet designs. We always have the beauty of your work in mind and strive to provide you with the best quality edge tapes in the industry.


Do You Have High-Quality Hardwoods That I Can Use for My Deck or Siding Projects?

For decking or home siding projects, we recommend our quality mahogany, ipe, teak, or white oak. However, we also have other species of hardwood in stock that can work well as decking and siding. We would love to help you figure out which hardwood is best for your project. Contact us today and let our experts take the guesswork out of choosing the right wood.

Bohnhoff Lumber Co. prides itself on being able to provide a steady supply of both locally-sourced and exotic hardwoods. For specific questions about the availability and pricing of any of the lumber on our list, please Contact us.


How Can I Guarantee the Appearance of The Hardwoods or Softwoods That I Buy from Bohnhoff?

We understand that woodworkers and furniture makers value the grain quality and appearance of the hardwoods and softwoods they are purchasing. That is why we are one of the few remaining lumber yards to offer our customers the option to “HAND SELECT” their lumber.


What is your recommended type of lumber for truck decking?

If you are looking for the best truck decking, truck tongue and groove, or the best truck runners and stakes, trust Bohnhoff Lumber Co. We provide the most durable and trusted lumber and materials in Los Angeles for you truck body needs.

For truck decking, we recommend using apitong lumber. We have apitong lumber cut in various sizes to fit any truck decking requirements. We also have a wide assortment of parts available such as gate locks, carriage bolts, and torx drivers (drill bits) to enable you to complete a functioning truck lumber deck.

Aside from apitong, we also offer different cuts of oak that can make excellent truck decking material as well.


I am an amateur woodworker who wants to start my first DIY furniture project. Can you help me select the best cut possible for my lumber?

Yes. At Bohnhoff Lumber Co., we pride ourselves on giving you the best buying experience.

We are renowned for our customer service. Our staff is eager to assist you and will always work hard to find the wood you need, even if they have to move tons of lumber to get to the perfect piece.

Because we understand that not all fine woodworkers or furniture manufacturers have the necessary equipment to transform rough wood into the suitable lumber you need, we also provide milling services.


I just finished crafting my walnut cutting board. What product can you recommend for a beautiful food-safe finish?

To finish your cutting board, we recommend using Walrus Oil's Cutting Board Oil You can also use it to maintain your cutting boards. It works perfectly on several types of wood such as cherry, maple, beech, etc.

It is made of 100% organic food-grade ingredients, making it safe for use on cutting boards.

Walrus Oil's Cutting Board Oil is a heavy-duty cutting board oil that will only require seconds to apply.


I just made a red balau table as my woodworking project. What product can you recommend to make the beauty of the wood color stand out for years?

To make the wood's natural colors in your furniture stand out, we recommend Walrus Oil's Furniture Finish.

It is a penetrating oil-based finish that brings out the natural colors of the wood, locking them permanently, and cures to a beautifully smooth matte finish.

It is ideal for hardwood chairs, picture frames, dressers, and other woodworking projects.


I want to make a slab table as my woodworking project. Do you have any free-form or live-edge Slabs available in your yard?

Yes. We have a wide assortment of exceptional Slabs that will complete your work. Our inventory includes various hardwoods and softwoods in both live edge and free form styles.

Each slab is unique. Especially for exotic hardwoods, finding the perfect piece can be challenging. You can contact our sales staff to learn more about the availability and pricing of the species on hand.


Can you recommend the best seal to preserve freshly-cut lumber that I plan to air-dry for at least six months?

Yes, we can recommend an excellent seal to prevent your freshly-cut lumber from cracking.

To prevent end-checking, we recommend Anchorseal end sealer.

It is a premium wax emulsion end sealer engineered to prevent drying splits and end checks in lumber specifically. It works well for hardwood, softwood, and any lumber type.


I am a DIY woodworker. Can you tell me how to order lumber from a lumber yard?


  • Whether you are a DIY woodworker, an established furniture manufacturer, or a hardware store, you can give us a call at (323) 263-9361 or visit us directly in our lumber yard.
  • At Bohnhoff, you can hand-pick any wood product such as pieces of lumber, Slabs, tops, plywood, and more.
  • Our lumber yard is open on weekdays, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.


Can you tell me where to find the best hardwood lumber yard near me?


  • Bohnhoff Lumber Co. is a specialty hardwood lumber yard serving the Los Angeles area for over a century.
  • We serve a wide range of clients ranging from DIY woodworkers to large furniture manufacturers.
  • We are one of the few remaining lumber yards anywhere to allow customers to hand-select their lumber and wood products.
  • You can find us at 3411 E. 26th. St., Los Angeles, CA 90058. Please click here for directions.


How can I protect wood surfaces that are exposed after woodworking?


  • After sawing, exposed wood surfaces are sensitive to moisture, stains, and most solvents.
  • To protect exposed wood surfaces, you will need an easy-to-use urethane gel.
  • We recommend Emmet’s Good Stuff (finish-clear) urethane gel for that purpose.
  • This product is developed to reseal raw wood surfaces that have been cut or modified during the woodworking process.


Does the Bohnhoff Lumber Yard offer fibreboards?


  • Yes. We offer medium-density fibreboard (MDF).
  • We usually have stocks of walnut wood at ¼” and ½” thickness and ultralight MDF at ½,” ¾,” and 1” thickness. You can call us at (323) 263-9361 for available inventory.


What is the biggest size of board you can run through your sander for milling services?


  • We know that most woodworkers will seek sanding for bigger board sizes. We use an SCMI 43” Belt Sander to ensure we can accommodate most sanding needs.
  • The maximum board size we can run through our sander is 43” wide.
  • For the pricing, please speak directly with our sales team by calling (323) 263-9361. To learn about all other milling services, please visit this page.


What are the walnut plywood grades available in your lumber yard?


  • We sell only A-grade walnut plywood in our lumber yard.
  • These include veneers and MDF.
  • For better handling, lesser tool war, and when weight-saving applications are needed, we have ¼”-thick and ½”-thick A-grade walnut MDF available in our lumber yard.
  • For an economical, tough, and excellent face finish, we have A-Grade, C/C plywood available at ¾” thickness.
  • If you would like more information about the plywood available in our lumber yard, please call (323) 263-9361 for details.


What species of mahogany do you have available in your lumber yard?


  • Bohnhoff Lumber is your go-to place for exotic hardwood species in Los Angeles.
  • We have various sizes of African Mahogany and Genuine Mahogany available in our lumber yard.
  • However, stock of these sustainably-sourced hardwoods is limited.
  • Please call our sales team at (323) 263-9361 for details and availability.
  • You can learn more about different types of hardwoods and their applicability by reading our blogs.
  • You can also check other species and sizes of hardwoods available on our site by checking our lumber product page.


What is the best type of wood glue that is waterproof and can work with any woodworking applications?


  • Among the three types of Titebond Glue we carry, we recommend Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue if you are looking for a waterproof wood glue that will work for any woodworking application.
  • If you do not require a waterproof glue, we have other Titebond Wood Glue products available for sale at our lumber yard.
  • All Titebond Wood Glue can work with any RF gluing system and are FDA-approved safe for use on indirect food contact wood products such as cutting boards.


Do you have accessories available for stake trucks?


  • Yes. We have Fleming stakes and compatible Fleming-type stake sleeves and stake pockets for stake trucks available for sale in our lumber yard.
  • For the complete selection of trucking hardware available in our lumber yard, visit this page, or call our sales team for availability.
  • We have apitong lumber cuts available that can fit any truck decking requirements.


Can I use Walrus Oil Wood Wax as a stand-alone product to protect my cutting board from moisture?


  • Yes. You can use the Walrus Oil Wood Wax as a stand-alone product or after applying Walrus Oil Cutting Board Oil.
  • Just one pinch goes a long way to protect your cutting board from moisture while bringing out the beauty of the wood.
  • Apply a thin layer of wax, dry for 15 minutes, then buff the cutting board surface with a rag.
  • You can also use the Walrus Oil Wood Wax to bring out the shine and the vivid wood color of charcuterie boards, spoons, bowls, and knives.


Is the Walrus Oil Furniture Finish safe for cutting boards or other wood products that may have contact with food?


  • Yes. The Walrus Oil Furniture Finish is safe for food-contact surfaces.
  • It is made of 100% food-grade, natural, and vegan ingredients.
  • The Walrus Oil Furniture Finish is ideal for picture frames, dressers, and other woodworking projects that require oil curing, including cutting boards.
  • Visit this page to learn more about the Walrus Oil products available in our lumber yard.


If I bring a small car, can you help me cut smaller sizes of lumber to fit my car?


  • Yes. At Bohnhoff Lumber, we are conscious of the needs of our customers. Many of our customers walk into our store to handpick their choice of lumber. To ensure that they have the best wood-buying experience, we offer milling services in our Los Angeles lumber yard to provide customers with the exact piece they need.
  • Our milling services include sawing using our 30” Agazzani bandsaw and a Sawstop table saw.
  • For other milling machines, we also have an SMCI 24” planer, 43” drum sander, and a 20: jointer.
  • We have an average turn-around time of 3 to 7 days depending on the size and detail of your order.


What plywood do you recommend for cabinet making and interior paneling?


  • We highly recommend Baltic birch plywood if you prefer a light-colored wood finish that is generally free of flaws for your cabinets and interior paneling.
  • Our milling services include sawing using our 30” Agazzani bandsaw and a Sawstop table saw.
  • Baltic birch is renowned for its excellent durability. The pre-finished Baltic birch stocks we have in our yard are available in various sizes. For details on sizes available in our yard, visit this page.
  • We also have maple MDF available in our yard if you require an economical choice with a desirable finish.


What can you recommend as a lightweight ceiling cladding material?


  • White vinyl (with one good side) is highly recommended as a ceiling cladding material. Best of all, white vinyl is also affordable and is perfectly wipeable.
  • An alternative to white vinyl is white melamine. Water-resistant a perfectly wipeable, ideal for bathroom and kitchen cabinets. Though we don’t stock white melamine with two good sides, we can get them for you quickly should you request them.
  • For inquiries on sizes, thickness, and availability. Please contact us or call (323) 263-9361.
  • We also have maple MDF available in our yard if you require an economical choice with a desirable finish.

Payment and Orders


How Does Payment Work??

Forms of Payment: We accept cash, check, credit cards, and payments made through Apple Pay.

Shipping and Handeling


Can You Ship Your Products to Me If I Am in Fresno or In San Francisco?

We offer curbside delivery throughout Southern California. Our fleet has the right size truck to get your lumber where it needs to be.

We also offer delivery to the San Francisco Bay Area and Fresno; however, additional charges will apply. Please contact our sales team for a quote to deliver to your area.