As furniture makers and designers with years of experience in woodworking, 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, "air dried", actually 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 is 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 craftspersons, woodworkers, hobbyists, 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 live edge book-matched set of slabs for a table top to hundreds of board feet of premium hardwood that is priced fairly.
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 businesses. 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, McHenry, Cary, 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 table tops, live edge slab and plank style table top products.