Working for a renewable Tennessee

Whitson Lumber Company

About Us


Founded 1913 in Nashville, TN

Emphasis on selling high quality Appalachian hardwoods

 Over 40 years of exporting experience

Species & Products

Ash, Cherry, Hard Maple, Hickory, Walnut, Poplar, Red Oak and White Oak, Sycamore, Sassafras, Soft Maple, Beech

Standard thickness: 4/4 through 16/4

          will do custom thickness such as 7/4, 9/4

Specialize in “Thick” Poplar

Customers like the above average lengths and widths


Professional forester to verify Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Procurement is within 60 miles of Clarksville, TN

Purchase standing timber and logs from independent loggers


Three dry kilns with 200,000’ per – charge capacity

6,000,000’ (14,500 m3) annual production of kiln dried lumber

Shed drying of most species

Owners Note

           Our goal is to have a stable customer base founded on repeat business and long-term relationships. We take pride in the fact that many of our customers, suppliers, and employees are members of the “30 year club”.

           We attempt to provide good value by selling quality lumber at a fair price. Accurate machining, drying, grading and tallying are part of the equation. Listening, attention to detail, providing information and appreciating what customers and suppliers do for us are equally important.

Thank you for visiting this website. I hope you will give us a try.


                                                                                        Al Whitson Jr.