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If you visit a lumber yard or a building supply company, odds are, you’ll see a plethora of building materials. So how do you choose wholesale wood? Idaho Pacific Lumber Company (IdaPac) is a building supply company that serves residential, commercial, and multi-family home builders across the United States. Below, we’ll take a look at some common types of wholesale wood. Order from us today!


Softwood comes from milled conifer trees in general that have needle-shaped leaves. They are not classified as soft because their wood is soft; rather they are classified by the type of leaves they produce. IdaPac offers a wide variety of softwood materials great for building. Inquire today.

Set of teak wood for construction building


Hardwood comes from trees that do not produce needles or cones, which are deciduous trees. Rather, trees that produce hardwood also produce leaves and seeds. Common hardwoods include walnut, mahogany, cherry, oak, and maple. Check out our specialty wood products today!

Engineered Wood

Engineered wood is basically wood products that have been treated or reinforced to last longer. The most common treatment for engineered wood is to be water-resistant, which helps to extend the life of your flooring. Check out IdaPac’s wide selection of engineered wood today.

Skilled carpenter using a handheld plane to smooth and level the surface of a plank of hardwood, close up view of his hands, the tool and wood shavings.

Other Sources of Wood

There are other plants that yield wood, too. Shrubs and bushes yield wood, too, albeit very tiny amounts of it. Still, many people love to build and woodwork using these smaller wood types because they are a bit easier to work with.


IdaPac is an employee-owned wholesale wood supplier to construction companies and builders of residential, commercial, or multi-family complexes nationwide. For decades, we have been proud to be your lumber supplier of choice. Reach out to our builders supply company today!