Having a sawmill as a parent company certainly has its advantages. Cardwell Lumber has been in operation for 50 years in Northeast Missouri. This history allows us to have total control over the majority of our wood products all the way from log to retail lumber. All native Missouri species have been purchased, milled, dried, and processed locally within central and northern Missouri.
Drying lumber reduces the moisture before it’s used. This process minimizes warping, twisting, buckling, and adhesive problems in finished products. Our kiln dried lumber, which is dried in a kiln rather than the air, is commonly used for building cabinets, hardwood flooring, cutting boards, butcher blocks, and woodworking projects.
At Cardwell Hardwoods, we stock over 40 species of kiln dried lumber, both domestic and exotic. Including everything from birch, cherry, hard maple, and hickory to eucalyptus, mahogany, and zebrawood. We also commonly have two-inch thick slabs of walnut, white oak, and cedar in stock. We even have native Missouri species, not commonly seen in lumber form. Those species include Osage Orange (commonly known as Hedge Apple), Hackberry, Sycamore and Kentucky Coffee Tree.
Of those species that are not commonly found growing in our state, such as alder, poplar, birch and beech, we do our best to locate and purchase the best quality products at the most competitive prices to be sold through our retail and wholesale lumber stores.