Bear Creek Lumber

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Bear Creek Lumber’s inventory is almost exclusively high end lumber and timber products, whose use is primarily for appearance rather than just for serviceability. Clear vertical grain, in particular, is our specialty. We handle a variety of clear grades, as well as select tight knot materials. We have a limited stock of lower grade materials. We can ship to almost any destination in the world. We invite you to browse our selection of Wood Species below, or to go to our Products Page to browse by application.

North American Softwoods

a house with western red cedar shakes sidingWestern Red Cedar


For its impermeability and its natural phenol preservatives, this wood is ideal for exterior use in decks siding and roofing. We also offer trim, paneling and posts and beams.

Douglas fir lumber products web page iconDouglas Fir


When architects and engineers look for the best in structural lumber, their first choice repeatedly is Douglas Fir. It is dimensionally stable and incredibly strong. Trim, flooring and siding are available.

Alaskan Yellow cedar ceiling paneling pictureAlaskan Yellow Cedar


Yellow cedar can be used for floors, doors, deck, ceiling paneling, custom woodworking and millwork. Traditionally used for boat building because of its long term durability.

Port orford cedar siding picturePort Orford Cedar


Sought after for temples, boat building, cabinet making, siding and decking, this is a versatile species with excellent durability, resistance to moisture and light colors.

A comunity center that used redwood finishesHemlock


Being moderate in weight and strength, this wood is primarily used in appearance applications such as trim, ceiling paneling, ceilings, moldings and tongue and groove products.

A comunity center that used redwood finishesRedwood


Highly sought after for its excellence of appearance, the heartwood of Redwood possesses rich tones and natural resistance to decay and insects. Use it for siding, decks, garden structures and trim and many other applications.

Ipe decking picturePine / Spruce


Pine's beautiful yellow and blue tones make it an ideal product for paneling, flooring and tongue and groove applications. Sitka Spruce is highly sought after for furniture and aircraft building among others. Visit our Pine / Spruce page and find out more about these two species.

Exotic Hardwoods

mahogany custom bar imageMahogany


This wood is easy to work, is easy to finish and takes an excellent polish. These characteristics make it a favorite for cabinet and furniture making, boat building and turnery. We have an extensive in-warehouse stock ready to ship to your shop.

Ipe decking pictureIpe


One of the few products rated to outlive your Mortgage, Ipe is a great investment due to its high resistance to fire, rot, and insects. Excellent for exterior applications such as decks and railings, and anything that demands the toughest wood product available.

Ipe decking pictureJatoba


Jatoba is one of the premium flooring materials we sell. Real wood floors, not laminates or composites, will last a lifetime. The durability of these floors will make them last longer than your mortgage, so when looking at pricing consider the life span of these products into the equation.

Ipe decking pictureSapele


Similar to mahogany, Sapele has rich tones in reddish-purple hues. Its grain makes it beautiful flooring material.

Ipe decking pictureTeak


One of the most valuable of all woods, it does not corrode when in contact with metal and has great dimensional stability.

Other Featured Products

western red cedar posts and beams« Western Red Cedar Timbers and Post and Beam: All beams are available in Clear, Select or Standard and Better grades. Available in lengths up to 24'. Lengths up to 40' available but must be special ordered All Sizes are available. From garden to timber framed homes, Red Cedar has the looks and the strength to do it all. This increasingly rare softwood has great qualities all around, and some of the nicest colors.

WRC shingles« Western Red Cedar Shakes and Shingles The characteristics that make Western Red Cedar a fine exterior siding, decking, and paneling, also make shake and shingle products the most desirable for roofing and sidewall application. We offer these products in a variety of lengths and fancy cuts, and we can help you estimate your materials list. Briefly, we will look at the difference between shakes and shingles and their applications. View Shingles In Application.