We carry a wide selection of lumber and wood products
We are a full-service lumberyard and carry a wide selection of lumber and wood products to meet the needs of the professional builder, contractor, remodeler and do-it-yourselfer. We have a long tradition of greeting you at the front desk and putting your orders together efficiently so you can get back to work. An Oakland landmark since 1934, Economy Lumber Piedmont has the look and feel of an old fashioned lumberyard. With generations of knowledge at one location, our greatest asset is our employees.
Our neighborhoods reflect the aesthetic created by the Mission, Craftsman and Prairie Style movements. If you are replacing siding or remodeling, our inventory of exterior siding products are architecturally correct to help preserve the historic character of your home. We stock a wide selection of traditional patterns in Redwood and Cedar.
If by chance we do not stock your siding style, we can custom run to pattern to match your existing profile.
Nusku Fireblocker ™
Created from clear finger-jointed 100% California grown Redwood, this historically correct exterior siding is resistant to rot, decay, pests, and most importantly resistant to fire. Fireblocker Redwood siding comes pre-primed and meets SFM (Sustainable Forest Management) Standards for high fire areas.
Fireblocker’s ignition resistant surface is WUI (Wildland-Urban Interface) approved by CalFire, meets California Building Codes (CBC) and the approval of local fire and building officials.
Nusku Fireblocker Brochure | 7mb download
|Redwood Two Lap
Rounded Edge Drop Siding
|Redwood Three Lap
Rounded Edge Drop Siding
|Redwood Bevel Siding
3/4" Rabbeted Bevel Siding S1S2E
|1x6, 1x8, 1x10||16'|
|Redwood Bevel Channel
1" Channel Shiplap S2S
|Redwood V-Groove Siding
1/4" V-groove Rustic
|1x4, 1x6, 1x8, 1x10||16'|
|20' lengths and custom runs are available by special order.
We also carry Fireblocker fascia and trim.
Red Cedar Shingles
Naturally durable, precisely milled and refined in appearance. Shingles were the siding choice for many architectural styles of the Arts and Crafts movement, especially the craftsman Bungalow so commonly found in the Bay Area. Available only in bundles.
|#1 Grade 5x16||Bundle covers 25 square feet (with 7" exposure)|
|#2 Grade 5x16||Bundle covers 25 square feet (with 7" exposure)|
|Shakertown Cedar Shingle Panels, Fancy Cuts, and Re-squared and Re-butted (R-R) are available via special order.|
James Hardie Fiber-Cement Siding
Create historic accuracy for any style home with Artisan V-Rustic premium exterior siding from James Hardie. Designed and engineered to perform in exterior applications with the appearance of wood siding without the drawbacks common to wood. James Hardie fiber-cement siding resists the harshest weather, fungal decay, pests and the spread of flame, providing greater security from fire. The innovative Lock Joint system enables a blind nail application, offering homeowners a beautiful seamless aesthetic.
Artisan V-Rustic Siding Brochure | 250kb download
We have samples at the front desk, inventory stocked at High Street yard.
Mouldings & Architectural Trim
Moulding is defined in architecture as a traditional or terminal element that contours or outlines. It’s that special detail or decorative trim that sets the style of a room and can give your project depth, character and that finishing touch.
We carry a diverse range of moulding styles from traditional to arts and crafts to modern in a variety of wood species, including solid Pine, Douglas Fir, Cedar and Oak.
Crown and cornice moulding is primarily used where the wall and ceiling meet to conceal the corner joint and soften the look or create some drama in a room. Crown can also be used in fireplace mantels.
Window and Door
Window and door casing is a decorative moulding that is used as a trim around windows and doors to cover transition gaps and provide the finishing touch.
Wall and Trim
Chair rail, picture frame or panel moulding is often used as a decorative element to enhance a room, connect a surface or cover a joint.
Baseboard is generally applied around the room where the wall and floor meet. A base shoe moulding is a small quarter round trim used at the bottom of the baseboard where it meets the floor.
Cedar Exterior Moulding
We carry a variety of exterior moulding in cedar and over the years we’ve created some custom profiles to match neighborhood styles.
Kelleher Advantage Plus
A fully treated, primed Pine product that is strong, versatile and safe to use. Made from a renewable resource, these products withstand a wide range of weather.
Custom mouldings can be skillfully milled in any species of wood to match your existing profile, architectural style or even your own creation — ask our millwork professional how.
Kelleher is one of the largest distributers of wood moulding products, representing some of the finest wood moulding mills throughout the world. Our inventory is mostly finger-jointed pine that has been pre-primed for your convience stocked in patterns that are typical to the architectural styles found in Bay Area homes.
Kelleher Northern California Moulding Guide | 7.7mb download
Douglas Fir Flooring and Stepping
There is nothing that defines the historic character of your house more than the front porch. Not only does the porch protect the entry from weather, it’s also the perfect place to sit and be a part of the neighborhood. Every now and then a porch needs rebuilding and we carry clear, kiln-dried, vertical grain Douglas Fir flooring and stepping.
|1x4 T&G Flooring||C & Better, VG, KD||Random lengths to 16'|
|Bull-nosed Stepping||C & Better, VG, KD||Random lengths to 16'|
|The mill tends to grade on the high side.|
Doug Fir Framing Lumber
A softwood primarily used for framing applications like studs, joists, headers and rafters because of its dimensional stability and structural strength. We generally stock a higher grade lumber so you get a better looking stud. Come visit our yard and we will accommodate any of your framing application needs.
|1x4, 1x6, 1x8||8', 16'|
|3x4, 3x6||8', 10'|
|2x4||8', 10', 12', 16', 20'|
|2x6 to 2x12||8', 10', 12', 16', 20'|
|4x4 to 4x12||8', 10', 12', 16', 20'|
|6x6 to 6x12||8', 10', 12', 16', 20'|
|Common sizes and grades are available kiln dried.
Timbers available by special order.
Straight and strong, engineered lumber delivers structural integrity and performance. Often sourced from fast growing aspen trees without impact upon our Old Growth forests, engineered lumber makes more efficient use of wood, including smaller trees and underutilized species. We stock a wide variety of Engineered Wood Products (EWP) in long lengths at our Oakland High Street yard. Call for availability and next day delivery.
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), Engineered Floor Joists (I-Joists), Glulams and Paralams (PSL).
Pressure Treated Lumber
Structural doug fir is pressure treated with Alkaline Copper Quaternary (ACQ), a waterborne preservative developed to provide long-term protection from attack by termites, insects and fungal decay. It’s the product of choice for projects such as decks, fences and landscaping when the lumber is exposed to the rigors of climate, moisture and/or soil contact.
|2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 2x12||8', 10', 12', 16', 20'|
|3x6||8', 16', 20'|
|4x4, 4x6, 4x8, 4x12||8', 10', 12', 16'|
|4x10||8', 12', 16'|
|6x6||8', 10', 12', 16'|
|Common sizes used for fencing and retaining walls are available dyed brown.|
Redwood & IPE Decking
Deck styles and sizes are as varied as the homes they are attached to and choosing the right decking material is important for ease of use and longevity. We carry two types of wood used for decking, Redwood and IPE (pronounced E-Pay) along with the collateral products to build a deck and to put that finishing touch on your new deck. Whether you choose Redwood or IPE you will be able to create a beautiful and durable outdoor space to enjoy for years.
Redwood Decking & Lumber
Redwood is the natural choice when building a deck where durability, dimensional stability and resistance to insects and decay cannot be compromised. Our Redwood is harvested from sustainably-managed forestland along Northern California’s coast. Fine-milled close to the source, this Redwood is a better grade than what’s available at your home improvement center. No other natural or alternative building material comes close to the rich, authentic beauty inherent in Redwood.
|Redwood Con Heart Rough
1x4, 1x6, 1x8
2x4, 2x6, 2x8
8', 10', 12', 16', 20'
8', 10', 12', 16', 20'
8', 10', 12', 16'
|Redwood Select Smooth
1x4, 1x6, 1x8 / S3S
2x4, 2x6, 2x8 / S4S
8', 10', 12', 16', 20'
8', 10', 12', 16', 20'
8', 10', 12', 16'
|Some redwood is also available kiln dried.
Redwood lumber products from Diablo Timber.
Harvested from one of the tallest trees in the Amazon Region, IPE is a very dense lumber resistant to fungal decay and termites. The tight grain can be wavy or straight and IPE’s rich brown color contains red and amber hues. This is a low maintenance decking material with a Class A fire-rating that holds up under traffic and heavy use.
|1x6||8' - 20' Random lengths||E4E/S4S|
|2x4, 4x4, and other dimensions available via 2-day special order.
Also available prefinished or grooved for concealed fastening.
Trex is the market leader in eco-friendly composite decking and it’s a good choice for a low-maintenance alternative to wood. Four product lines in three colors along with complimentary railing systems are stocked at our Oakland High Street yard.
Redwood and Cedar Fencing & Lattice
Fences may make good neighbors, they can provide privacy and security, and a safe enclosure for kids and pets. We carry a great selection of Redwood and Cedar fencing styles, from your typical good neighbor to a beautiful Redwood T&G V-groove, we even carry grape stakes. Along with the fence boards we carry the posts, and everything else to make your fence project complete. It’s easy to transform your yard into your own personal sanctuary.
|Redwood Fencing Rough
Redwood T & G Smooth
5', 6', 8'
|Cedar Fencing Rough||1x8||6', 8'|
|Redwood Heavy-duty Lattice
Diagonal or Square Pattern
|Grape Stake Fencing
|Our Redwood lumber products are harvested responsibly from sustainably-managed California forests.|
Plywood & OSB
Plywood and OSB (Oriented strand board) are wood structural panels manufactured by compressing and gluing pieces of wood together. Plywood is one of the most versatile products because of it’s availability in a wide range of thickness, grades and appearance grades. It’s ease of use makes it a good choice for DIY projects and remodeling. OSB delivers consistency, predictability and raw material efficiency because it can be made from small, fast growing trees.
Because of its versatility, plywood is one of the more widely used wood products in use today. Manufactured from thin layers of cross-laminated wood veneers and bonded with adhesives under heat and pressure. This results in a dimensionally stable structural panel with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio that can be used for subflooring, sheathing, shear walls and other demanding building applications.
|1/2"||4x8, 4x9, 4x10||Square Edge|
|5/8"||4x8||Square Edge and T & G|
|3/4"||4x8, 4x10||Square Edge and T & G|
|1-1/8"||4x8||Square Edge and T & G|
|3/8" Siding||4x8||Premium Grade, Resawn Plain, 8", Shadow Groove|
|5/8" Siding||4x8, 4x10||Premium Grade, Resawn Plain, 8", 12"RBB|
|Interior and exterior grades available in different appearance grades.|
A strong and durable hardwood panel of uniform strength with more plys and fewer voids. Often used in casework for making cabinets, bookcases and boxes. Our premium grade plywood is available in Birch, Oak and Maple in a range of thickness. We also stock a domestic premium grade Maple that is pre-finished, providing a highly attractive wood surface that costs considerably less than solid hardwood lumber.
|1/8", 1/4", 1/2", 3/4"||4x8||Premium Grade Birch|
|1/8", 1/4", 3/4"||4x8||Premium Grade Oak|
|3/4"||4x8||Premium Grade Maple|
|1/4", 1/2", 3/4"||4x8||Premium Grade Pre-finished Maple|
|1/8", 1/4"||4x8||Luan Plywood|
|Stain or paint grade available.|
Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
OSB is an engineered wood product that is identified by its relatively large and long wood strands that are bonded together with heat-cured adhesives under pressure. Used for subflooring and exterior sheathing, OSB panels are extra stiff, lay flat, and reduce nail withdrawal. Before using, OSB should be conditioned to it’s environment by loosely stacking.
|4x9 and 4x10 panels stocked at our Oakland High Street yard.|
Cut to Size
Need a board cut to 4'-6" for a bench and you don’t have a saw? Planter boxes, bird houses, small do-it-yourself or school projects — we are here to help, from putting together the materials for your project and cutting to final size.
Your home has many architectural details that sometimes require skillful reproduction to match an existing style or pattern. Millwork services are available through the Oakland High Street yard — let one of our front desk pros help you with your millwork specifications and order placing.
We are Four Strong and offer curbside delivery directly to your job site on either side of the bay. From small orders to large bundles, if you need it delivered give us a call. Delivery price varies with distance, see map for details.
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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 website.
Front Desk: 510 658-1826