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Serving Bay Area Building Professionals Since 1935

Unloading a railcar of framing lumber in our Oakland yard

Unloading a railcar of framing lumber

A managed forest at sunset

Forests today are managed and harvested in sustainable ways

Lumber Products

Delivering quality lumber to the Bay Area

Builders need quality materials and customer service at the right price. They need a reliable can-do ally in a demanding business. If a load of lumber needs to be delivered on a Saturday morning because you’ve got to get it done, that’s us. We’re more than a warehouse with carts; we’re about building strong relationships that combine our knowledge of how to source the best material at the best price with your skill at putting a project together.

Framing Lumber

Solid sawn lumber has been the core of our existence since 1935. At Economy Lumber we carry a complete inventory of framing lumber in common sizes and grades — as well as long lengths to meet any of your building requirements. Whether using for floors, interior or exterior walls, rafters or any framing application, we can accommodate your needs.

Framing lumber samples
Stocking Items Include
1 x 4, 1 x 6 8', 10', 12', 16', 20'
3 x 4, 3 x 6 8', 10', 12', 16', 20'
3 x 8, 3 x 12 Random lengths
2 x 4 8', 10', 12', 14', 16'. 18', 20'
2 x 6 — 2 x 12 8', 10', 12', 14', 16', 18', 20', 22', 24'
2 x 14 8', 10', 12', 16', 20', 24'
4 x 4 — 4 x 12 8', 10', 12', 14', 16', 18', 20'
4 x 14 8', 10', 12', 16', 20', 24'
6 x 6 — 6 x 12 8', 10', 12', 14', 16', 18', 20', 22', 24'
Common sizes and grades are also available kiln dried
FSC Certified Lumber symbol

FSC® Certified Lumber
Are you building green or in need of LEED® credits?
Talk to us. We have FSC certified lumber available via Special Order with all the tools in place for FSC chain-of-custody certification.   Learn more

FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. They’re about harvesting wood from sustainable forests. Sustainable meaning the forests will be cared for and passed to the next generation. Cut a tree down, plant one to replace it, protect the forest, and pass it on. That’s pretty much the heart of FSC. It’s not a political statement. It’s a commitment and a credible and verifiable promise about where the wood is coming from. Check it out…

Engineered Wood Products (EWP)

Engineered wood - Parallam (PSL) and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

The most common engineered wood products used in framing construction are Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL) and I-joists. Primarily designed for stability and strength while spanning greater distances than solid sawn lumber — their advantage is consistency and predictability in a wood product while using smaller trees to yield stronger wood.

Economy Lumber Company keeps in stock a substantial inventory of the common sizes used and can partner with one of our strategic suppliers to receive delivery of special orders three times a week to keep your project on track.

Stocking items include
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) 1-3/4 x 7-1/4 to 1-3/4 x 14
3-1/2 x 9-1/2 to 3-1/2 x 11-7/8
5-1/4 x 9-1/2 to 5-1/4 x 11-7/8
16', 20', 24'
Parallam (PSL) 3-1/2 x 9-1/2 to 3-1/2 x 14
5-1/4 x 9-1/2 to 5-1/4 x 14
16', 20', 24'
I-Joists Full inventory available through stratigic supplier
Custom orders available upon request / Supplier deliveries Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Pressure Treated Lumber

This class of lumber is treated with a preservative to protect it from insects, fungus or exposure to moisture. Our Douglas fir .40 Alkaline Copper Quaternary (ACQ) treatment is a water based wood preservative made up of copper, a fungicide, and a quaternary ammonium compound (quat), and insecticide. Applied in a vacuum under pressure, this treatment has come into wide use in the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Pressure treated wood

We stock the common sizes up to 6" x 12" x 20' long. If your project requires larger treated timbers, we can have an eight inch timber treated and delivered to your job site within a week.

Stocking items include
2 x 4 — 2 x 12 8', 10', 12', 14', 16', 18', 20'
3 x 4 — 3 x 12 8', 10', 12', 16', 20'
4 x 4 — 4 x 12 8', 10', 12', 16', 20'
6 x 6 — 6 x 12 8', 10', 12', 16', 20'
6 x 8 8'   Treated HF Landscape Timber
14' and 18' lengths available in 2x6 only
Custom orders available upon request

Wood & Composite Decking

Choosing the right decking material is important. Traditionally in Oakland and Berkeley decks have been made of redwood, but with the advent of green building came the manufacture of composite materials. Based on our customer’s choices, Economy Lumber Company carries the following selection of decking materials.

Redwood Decking

Redwood, Ipe (Brazilian Walnut) and Trex composite decking

Redwood is our softwood of choice for building a deck where durability and dimensional stability cannot be compromised. We carry all heart products from Humboldt Redwood Company, an industry leader in sustainable harvesting practices. No other natural or alternative building material comes close to the rich, authentic beauty inherent in redwood.

Stocking items include
Construction Heart 2x4, 2x6 8' to 20'
Select Heart 2x8, 2x12 8', 10' 12', 16', 20'
Heart Bee Decking 2x4, 2x6, 4x4 8' to 20'
Heart Bee 2x2 3', 4', 6', 8'
Additional grades and sizes available via Special Order.
All Redwood products are sustainably harvested.

Ipe Hardwood Decking

Ipe also known as Brazilian Walnut is our hardwood selection. It has a Class A fire-rating and is a strong choice for building a deck in the Oakland Hills because of the changes in local building codes. Ipe is available in prefinished or grooved for concealed fastening.

Stocking items include
1x6, 5/4x6 8' to 20' random lengths
Prefinished or grooved available via Special Order

Trex Composite Decking

Trex is the market leader in eco-friendly composite decking and our choice for a low-maintenance alternative to wood. We stock multiple product lines with complimentary railing systems to match. Trex also has a complete lighting component system to enhance the look and feel of your outdoor experience.
Trex Decking is backed by the Trex 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty.

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Stocking items include
Trex Transcend Premium Tropicals
1x6 Grooved Edge Board 12', 16', 20' Havana Gold, Island Mist, Tiki Torch, Spiced Rum.
Trex Select Earth Tones
1x6 Square Edge 12', 16', 20' Saddle, Pebble Grey, Madeira
2x6 Square Edge 16', 20' Pebble Grey
Additional styles, colors and accessories, including square and grooved edge boards are available via Special Order.
Trex Transcend, Trex Select and Trex Enhance composite decking

Cedar & Redwood Fencing

Cedar and redwood fencing with redwood post

Let us help you with all your fencing needs. We carry a wide selection of redwood and cedar fencing styles in standard sizes and grades, pre-assembled redwood fence panels and gates, gate hardware, and heavy-duty redwood lattice in diagonal and square patterns. Add a copper post cap to complete your fence project, then sit back and enjoy your new fence.

Stocking items include
Posts Redwood
Redwood Fencing
Cedar Fencing
1 x 6
1 x 8
1 x 8
5', 6'
5', 6', 8'
5', 6', 8'
Sequoia Fence Panels
Sequoia Gates
Pre-assembled redwood
Pre-assembled redwood
3' x 6'
Heavy-duty Jumbo Lattice
Diagonal, Square
Redwood 4' x 8'
Redwood lumber products from Humboldt Redwood Company, a leader in sustainable harvesting.

OSB & Plywood Panel Products

Economy Lumber Company carries a wide range of OSB, plywood and panel products for sheathing, shearwalls, underlayment, decking and subflooring applications. Our large yard and warehouse keeps a complete inventory for immediate delivery to your job site, check with contractor sales for product availability and scheduling.

Oriented Strand Board (OSB), Radiant Barrier OSB and plywood
  • Oriented Strand Board (OSB)   OSB is an engineered wood product used for subflooring and exterior sheathing applications. Manufactured from long strips of wood and glued together with resins. OSB panels are extra stiff, lay flat and reduce nail withdrawal, making for quick and easy installation of subfloors. Manufactured tongue-and-groove, square-edge and touch sanded.
    Available in 4x8, 4x9 and 4x10 panels in 1/2"
  • Radiant Barrier OSB Roof Sheathing   OSB Radiant Barrier roof sheathing is designed for roof sheathing applications, reflecting up to 97% of the sun’s radiant heat and keeping it from being absorbed into the attic of your home. That means you can lower peak attic temperatures and add to the overall efficiency of a building’s HVAC system.
    Available in 4x8 panels
  • Plywood   Plywood is one of the more widely used wood products in use today. Layers of thin wood veneers are glued together perpendicular to each other. This maximizes panel strength with minimal shrinking, resulting in a dimensionally stable structural panel for subflooring, sheathing, shearwalls and general building applications where a wood panel is required.
    Interior, Exterior and Marine grades available in 4x8 panels in a full range of thicknesses
Plywood stocking items include
3/8" 4 x 8, 4 x 9, 4 x 10
1/2" 4 x 8, 4 x 9, 4 x 10, 4 x 12
5/8" 4 x 8 T & G and Square Edge
3/4" 4 x 8, 4 x 10
1-1/8" 4 x 8 T & G and Square Edge
3/8" siding 4 x 8, 4 x 9, 4 x 10 Select grade, Resawn plain, 8"oc, shadow groove
5/8" siding 4 x 8, 4 x 9, 4 x 10 Select grade, Resawn plain, 8"oc, 12"RBB
FSC Plywood available on request

Exterior Siding

What You See Does Matter. When it comes to putting siding on your house, there are a number of materials from which you can choose. The selection of your materials depend upon your aesthetic style, type of house, climate and budget. The knowledgeable staff at Economy Lumber Company can assist you with your exterior siding.

Cedar siding and pre-primed siding
  • Wood   Solid wood siding is still used and can be ordered from a number of vendors. Evergreen clear western red cedar finger-jointed from Terminal is in stock for your exterior siding and trim needs. We also carry the Vintage line of finger-jointed white wood pre-primed trim as an alternative to clear.
  • Shingles   Cedar shingles for the traditional Bay Area Bungalow is still alive and well at Economy. Fancy cuts or dry resquared and rebutted (R & R’s) from Shakertown can be sourced in a matter of days depending on volume.
  • Fiber Cement   James Hardie, the leader in Fiber Cement siding and trim, is in stock for immediate delivery. Certainteed and Nichiha can be ordered through one of our vendor partners.
  • Composites   Hardboard siding from Collins Pine or Smartlap siding and trim from Louisiana Pacific offer cost effective installation and beauty.



FSC® Certified Lumber & Wood Products

FSC - Forest Stewardship Council certification

Economy Lumber Company is proud of its “chain-of-custody” certification program from The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC). FSC certification tells an architect, builder or client that the lumber or wood product is made with environmentally responsible practices and materials, and certified by an independent third-party organization.

Customer Services

Custom milled timbers are a unique design element to this trellis


Trying to restore a historic home or have distinctive architectural details that need to be matched and set to scale? Our experienced personnel work with you to meet the unique standards of your project.

Economy Lumber Company delivery truck


Don’t have a truck or have a large bundled order? We offer curbside delivery from Petaluma to San Jose, the Peninsula to Pleasanton and other Bay Area cities. Prices vary based on distance and quotes are available from your salesperson when you place your order.


Can’t find what you are looking for?
Give us a call — we carry a wide variety of lumber and wood products that are not listed on our websitesite.
Contractor Sales:   510 437-1185

Forest and logging photos courtesy Weyerhaeuser

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