Covid 19 Wood Store Update - December 21, 2020

Our retail wood store is open via appointment only though same day appointments are always available. Masks and social distancing are required, and please bring your own tape measure!

Email sales@greatspirithardwoods.com or call 224-801-1969 for an appointment ahead of time and let us know what you are looking for. Only one customer (or related party) at a time will be allowed in the store with social distancing and masks being required. Our Covid policies have worked out very well so far and we remain commited to keeping everyone safe.

Our wood store, Great Spirit Hardwoods, offers kiln dried hardwood lumber, live edge slabs, custom table tops and machining services to woodworkers, cabinetmakers and design professionals in the Chicago suburbs.

We offer quality hardwoods, sold by the board foot, at unmatched pricing and can provide you with quality hardwood lumber that you can depend on to increase your yield and profit margin on that next woodworking project.


Introducing Great Spirit Hardwoods | Dependable quality hardwood lumber at fair price points in the Chicago area... Finally.

As furniture makers and designers with years of experience in wood working, we came to the conclusion that there was a void when it came to a hardwood source in the greater Chicago area that offered fair pricing and dependable quality in kiln dried, select and better hardwood lumber. We have experience in years past with twisted, "wet" and warped boards, lumber that is excessively surfaced to allow zero room for error and of course price gouging on hardwoods that shouldn't cost a fortune. To counter the hardwood lumber quality and pricing issues in the Chicago area, we have developed national sources of hardwood lumber that are priced fairly and is of the highest quality. Our buying power through our wood store and furniture making business has allowed us to share savings with local crafts persons, wood workers cabinet makers and fellow furniture makers. We are a small Mom and Pop operation, but we can deliver quality at a fair price point from a handful of pen blanks, to a small book-matched set for a table top to hundreds of board feet, priced fairly without "wide board up-charges".

A bit about our hardwood lumber, rescued slabs and our custom table tops: Our hardwood lumber, custom table tops and slabs in Cherry, African Mahogany, Sapele, Walnut, Ash, Hickory, Maple and other species are guaranteed to make your next woodworking project more profitable through both our fair pricing and quality of materials. We stock only the finest hardwoods, often hand selected and always sorted for grain and color quality and consistency. We specialize in live edge Black Walnut that is taken and carefully kiln dried from large storm downed and fallen trees which provides wide boards of superior grain, texture and color.

Thicknessing options, machining, wide belt sanding to make your job or hobby easier: Our hardwoods offer our customers options instead of limitations in that most of our hardwoods are rough sawn with some being skip planed but are always over sized thickness wise, which allows you to flatten and machine it without the worry of wasting a valuable board. Our hardwoods are flat enough to joint and surface with room to spare in whatever nominal thickness is relevant. That said, we also offer planing to 26" wide and finish sanding via our wide belt sander to 43". We only offer services on hardwoods purchased from Great Spirit Hardwoods. Our solid wood tables and tops with our without a base or legs.

Discover Great Spirit Hardwoods, our hardwood lumber, custom table tops and live edge slabs, click image to explore.


We offer quality select and better hardwoods that are dimensionally thick, clear, flat and straight allowing our customers to increase their profit margin.

We also offer very fair price points on our by the board foot hardwood pricing and customers often take advantage of our ongoing "sale pricing" for additional savings on our premium hardwoods. Whether your job calls for 150 board feet or you are looking for short stock or pen blanks, you will find that our hardwoods are priced right and are of dependable quality. We offer many local and exotic species of hardwoods including Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Sapele Mahogany, Ash, Walnut, White Oak, African Mahogany, Birdseye Maple and more. We also offer kiln dried live edge slabs perfect for a coffee, console or occasional table.

explore the hardwood lumber we carry such as Walnut, Cherry, Salele, Maple, Hickory and Oak, for sale in the Chicago suburbs at our wood store, Great Spirit Hardwoods in East Dundee, Illinois

Visit our Hardwood Lumber Store, serving quality hardwood to the Chicago suburbs from easily accessible East Dundee, IL.

Feel free to visit us or call for information about our hardwood lumber and live edge slabs or for wide belt sanding and machining services or for our custom table top products. Our Mom and Pop hardwood lumber store is located in beautiful downtown, East Dundee, Illinois and we can serve you with quality whether you need a few pen blanks or want amazing pricing on a 250 board feet or more of select and better kiln dried hardwood.

Explore our hardwood slab and lumber store serving the Chicago suburbs with select kiln dried boards and live edge slabs in Walnut, Cherry, Maple, Hickory, Mahogany and more - Great Spirit Hardwoods in East Dundee, Illinois

Live edge, wide plank and round solid wood tops in kiln dried Walnut,Cherry, Sapele, Maple, Ash, Mahogany, White Oak and other premium hardwoods.

We make heirloom quality tables and tops from kiln dried live edge slabs and other premium hardwoods for table tops. Our custom made solid wood kitchen islands, conference tables and desks are crafted to endure generations and are true heirloom quality. Our live edge hardwoods are rescued from large, storm downed and fallen trees and sourced locally and are dried in our on-site dehumidification kiln. Read more about our custom made solid wood tables & tops for residential, restaurant, office & commercial clients made by Spiritcraft Furniture.

Solid hardwood live edge, wide plank and round dining tables and custom table tops from Spiritcraft Furniture and Great Spirit Hardwoods in East Dundee, IL

To learn more about our kiln dried premium hardwood lumber & live edge slabs or our woodworking services, call 224-801-1969 or email us at sales@greatspirithardwoods.com


Our Mission and Service Area

Our mission is simple, to provide our clients with unmatched quality solid hardwood lumber and slabs that will work for them and make their projects easier to complete. We know very well how important the quality of materials is to furniture making, cabinetmaking and woodcraft in general. We are furniture designers and experienced wood workers and our past experience with twisted, unstable and warped wood of sub-par quality has given us the motivation to bring quality hardwoods at fair prices to the Chicago suburban area. We are here to answer questions and to discuss how our hardwood lumber, machining services, table top and live edge slab products can enhance our clients woodworking and cabinetmaking business. Great Spirit Hardwoods is located in East Dundee, Illinois and serves the Barrington, Arlington Heights, Algonquin, Libertyville, Long Grove, St Charles, Vernon Hills, Lake Forest, Cary, McHenry, Woodstock, Rockford, Lake Geneva and Glenview areas in the Chicago suburbs. We also have a long list of loyal national clients who have patronized us for our solid hardwood furniture, live edge slab and table top products.


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Chicago area source for kiln dried live edge slabs.