We stock all the popular thicknesses in Plywood – from 1/4″ to 3/4″.  We have sheathing in Fir and Southern Yellow Pine. We have Finished Plywoods – MDO-MDF-Oak-Birch-Fir- in stock, and many species are available by special order. We also stock Underlayment and OSB!



Engineered wood is a man-made wood product created using wood strands, particles, fibers or veneers of wood forged together with adhesives to form composite materials. Often stronger than solid wood, engineered wood is less prone to warping. Consider these engineered wood products for your next project.

The first of all the engineered wood products, plywood is one of the most important lumber products available. One of the most versatile sheet goods, plywood is used to construct everything from fine furniture to sheathing and sub-floors. It is produced in large standard sizes that have increased efficiency in the construction industry and is both stronger and cheaper than solid wood. It is more resistive to shrinking, twisting, warping and cracking and is produced in a dozen thicknesses and a wide variety of finishes and wood species (see Understanding Plywood Grades for more information).

Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
OSB is also glued and pressed, but is stronger than particleboard because it’s made with larger pieces of wood, the strands of which are reversed for each layer. OSB can be used in all applications where you would use C-D grade plywood. 

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
MDF is made by breaking softwoods down into individual fibers, which are then glued and pressed together. MDF is denser than particle board and has a smooth finish that takes paint very well, making it a great choice for interior projects. MDF can also be used for built-ins, cabinets, raised panels, or simple furniture.

Hardwood Plywood
Hardwood plywood has a veneer core with hardwood veneers on the face and back. We stock Birch and Oak. It can be used for fine furniture projects or in any interior application that will be stained, keeping in mind that exposed edges will need to be covered with solid wood.

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Heller Lumber Co.

Heller Lumber Co is a full service supplier of lumber and building supplies serving Chicago and Suburbs. Service is our goal at Heller Lumber Co. Our team will work to deliver quality products to your job in a timely manner. In many cases, we offer same or next day delivery service.

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