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Oaks Unlimited, Inc. Location in the Western North Carolina mountains
Location: Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains
Oaks Unliimited, Inc. office in Waynesville NC.

“Oaks Unlimited has over 40 years experience producing high quality hardwood lumber for both domestic and overseas markets.”

Three Generations of Quality Lumber and Service

Below are photos going back 60 years when Mr. Delcy Pryor (grandfather of current President Joe Pryor II) ran a stave mill and began to export into the Asian markets. The Pryor family has been in this business for three generations.

Our headquarters are located 35 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina. This location is in the Great Smoky Mountains, in the heart of the Appalachian Region known for top quality hardwoods. We are at an altitude of approximately 3000 feet above sea level, in a climate ideal for producing excellent lumber.

1962 Commercial for Suntory Whiskey, filmed in part at Delcy Pryor’s stave yard in North Carolina.
Mr. Delcy Pryor
Delcy Pryor Sr. stands atop white oak staves destined for Japan for use in whiskey barrels.

Oaks Unlimited maintains inventories of over two million board feet of 4/4 through 8/4 Appalachian hardwood lumber. The lumber is dried in our own state-of-the-art, computer-controlled kilns, and we have over 350,000 board feet of kiln capacity.

Kiln Controls at Oaks Unlimited in the North Carolina mountains
Dry Kilns Control Room – We monitor temperature and humidity, and have over 350,000 board feet of kiln capacity

Oaks Unlimited takes special care during this process to make sure our lumber remains flat and stress-free. After kiln drying, we grade the lumber once again to make sure our customers receive a high quality product. The use of a computer-controlled KD grading chain makes it possible to do custom sorts of widths and lengths based on our customers’ needs. Our lumber packs are double-end-trimmed before shipping. All packs are triple banded and logos are available on customer request.

Oaks Unlimited hardwoods have consistently worked well for many companies outside the US who require high quality lumber. Approximately 75% of our production is exported.

While Oaks Unlimited specializes in drying Red Oak and White Oak, we can also dry smaller quantities of Poplar, Cherry and other hardwoods.

Oaks Unlimited’s wholesale division enables us to serve a larger market segment. Our sales staff has connections throughout the lumber industry and can fill orders for high-quality products to satisfy almost any requirement.

Read more about Red and White Oaks here

Please contact one of our sales representatives for a current list of lumber available for shipment.