About Us

Rooted in Detroit. Our hometown has been an integral part of our company’s DNA ever since Public Lumber and Millwork first opened its’ doors in 1927. custom chair from public lumberWe’re a family-owned-and-operated business that provides high-quality hardwoods and millwork to its customers on both a retail and wholesale level. While our products and technologies have evolved, our commitment to customer satisfaction is unwavering. This alone, however, is not sufficient to sustain long-term relationships. Our reputation is built on serving as a reliable resource to navigate customers successfully through projects that finish on-time and within budget. No matter if you are a custom homebuilder, a remodeling or renovation professional a seasoned weekend warrior or a novice homeowner looking to update your house, our team can assist with custom woodworking solutions.


Public Lumber and Millwork is a full-service millwork facility and lumberyard specializing in the stocking and manufacture of hardwood moldings and rough hardwood boards. We also stock various hardwood plywood, marine grade plywood, Ipe hardwood decking, clear softwoods such as Sitka Spruce and VG Fir, C&BTR Southern Pine and hardwood veneer.

Public Lumber and Millwork offers the following products on a special-order basis:
  • custom doors
  • custom stair parts
  • wood columns
  • architectural carvings and embossed molding
  • nonstock exotic veneer
  • custom hardware

In addition, we provide several on-site services:

  • edge glue laminations
  • hardwood countertops
  • hardwood stair treads
  • surface sanding
  • custom cutting
  • resawing
  • custom flooring up to nine inches