AskDefine | Define lumberyard

Dictionary Definition

lumberyard n : a workplace where lumber is stocked for sale

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A facility dedicated to the preparation and/or sale of lumber.
    I'll just go to the lumberyard and buy some more two by fours so we can finish building this.
    He got a job at the lumberyard, working the big saw for planks.

Extensive Definition

A lumber yard is a retail location for lumber and wood related products used in construction and/or home improvement projects. Lumber yards can also provide services such as the use of a planer and other large machines.
Lumber yards sell products made at the lumber mill, where customers pick up products at the yard themselves or request that an order be built and delivered to them by the lumber yard.
Lumber yards may also sell wood-plastic composites, such as Trex, any other type of construction material or supplies, and general hardware store items.
Lumber yards are the primary resources for contractors and homeowners when construction material is needed. Home Depot stores also have lumber sections, but this may not be considered a lumber yard, although it serves the same purpose.


Lumber yards use forklift trucks to move the large heavy units of lumber around the yard. Saws may also be available to cut boards to a desired length for customers.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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