Sam Carey Lumber Company has provided the highest quality kiln-dried hardwood available for 75 years. Since 1936, the goal has been simple - provide a quality product with quality service. Here at Sam Carey Lumber, you can be assured that our experienced personnel will skillfully handle your hardwood needs while maintaining quality, accuracy, and timeliness.
On July 1, 1936, Sam Carey founded a modest lumber business with the aid of a long delayed World War I bonus check for $1,200. The company had a simple objective – provide quality service with a quality product.
In 1999, Patrick Carey retired and entrusted his father’s company to two long tenured employees, John Sandor and Jim Black. And to this very day, we are still stalwart supporters of Sam Carey’s objective. By having our sales offices in Memphis, Tennessee, “the hardwood capital of the world,” and our facilities in Cairo, Illinois, we are able to preserve our strong presence in the hardwood lumber industry while being able to supply over 6,000,000 feet of the finest quality Appalachian hardwoods from Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee.

Soft Maple

4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4


4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4


4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4


4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4


4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Hard Maple

4/4, 5/4

Red Oak*

4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4

White Oak*

4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4


4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4


4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4



Aromatic Cedar

4/4, 8/4
*Also available in Rift and Quartered.
We know hardwoods. And at Sam Carey Lumber, we know that quality lumber stems from utilizing proper drying methods with an attention to detail. Our experience and eye for detail ensure the best product available.
  • Our lumber is shed-dried, kiln dried (6-8% moisture), stress relieved and conditioned, then inspected by NHLA inspectors.
  • Each package is export prepped and export tallied for a great presentation and representation of Sam Carey and your company.
  • Sam Carey Lumber Company provides full
    custom milling services, including straight line ripping (SLR1E) and finish surfacing.
  • For today’s demanding hardwood users, special lengths, widths, and mixed loads are available.
  • Sam Carey also furnishes rift and quartered
    Red Oak, White Oak, and Ash in thicknesses from 4/4 through 8/4.
  • For your convenience, each of our packages are individually tallied and export prepped.
  • We welcome flatbed or container loading.

Our abundant inventory assures our customers of continuing availability of desired species. In addition to bold inventories of 4/4-10/4 Red Oak and White Oak (Plain Sawn as well as Rift and Quartered), we can furnish Ash, Aromatic Cedar, Cherry, Cypress, Hickory, Poplar, Soft Maple, Hard Maple, Sycamore, and Walnut. We have a competent and experienced sales staff ready to provide quality products and services. Whether you are a distribution yard, cabinet manufacturer, exporter, or an architectural millwork house, we know better boards mean higher yield to you and that is what we strive for.

For a stock sheet to view our available inventory, please email or use our email form on the contact page of this site.
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Sam Carey Lumber
3108 Fountainside Drive
Germantown, TN 38139

Phone: (800) 574-4793
Fax: (901) 525-6198