The beauty of white pine

The beauty of white pine
Randy McKee

Visit Gregory Log & Lumber on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7 and 8, from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., for an exclusive five percent discount, a tour and refreshments.


Spectacular Ohio white pine has been one of the most sought-after building materials since the beginning of the American colonies. And Gregory Log & Lumber, in Millersburg, may be the most sought-after place to get it, said owner Leroy Yoder.

“We have a customer base in Ohio and surrounding states that depend on us for their white pine needs,” Yoder said. “The reason we deal exclusively in locally harvested white pine is because it is high quality, beautiful in appearance and is very forgivable. It doesn’t crack like your hardwoods or yellow pine.”

Yoder invites the public to come by Gregory Log & Lumber’s showroom and production facility for a customer appreciation sale on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7-8 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free coffee and pastries from Miller’s Bakery will be served.

“We will offer tours of our facility so you can see for yourself how our top-quality white pine products are crafted,” Yoder said. “We also will offer a five percent cash and carry discount for purchases on those days.”

Gregory Log & Lumber specializes in manufacturing and supplying siding, beams and other top-quality Ohio white pine products to professionals and do-it-yourselfers.

“Along with siding and customized sliding doors, we also carry the sliding door hardware that really brings out the attractive knotty pine look that is so popular right now,” Yoder said. “We custom design and manufacture interior sliding doors in any size and trim design anybody wants.”

Siding at Gregory Log & Lumber is available in six- and eight-inch widths.

“We custom mold them on-site for quality control,” Yoder said. “We offer ship lap and tongue-and-groove in the log siding. That’s kind of unique. Most companies don’t offer both. We also have a wire brushed 1x10 pine ship lap board that is very popular in this area. It creates an antique, rustic look by having a wire brush on it. It’s a very unique product that we specialize in. If you see it in this area, it probably came from Gregory.”

Gregory Log & Lumber also offers a custom circular cut skip plane that is unique in the white pine market, Yoder said.

Yoder purchased Gregory Log & Lumber in 2006 when the business had two employees. The company now employs 18 workers.

“Quality has been the key to our success,” Yoder said. “I also say quality is number one, service is number two and a good price is number three,” he said.

You can visit Gregory Log & Lumber at 5545 County Road 68, in Millersburg. For more information you can call 330-893-4499 or visit

Here’s a summary of Gregory Log & Lumber products:

• Ship lap siding that can be used for both interior and exterior siding applications.

• Pine flooring, an attractive alternative to hardwood, featuring the rustic look of knotty pine. The flooring comes in six- or eight-inch widths and has the reliable solid fit and adaptability that tongue and groove flooring offers.

• Log siding offers a valuable choice to put the finishing touches on the exterior of any building. It is offered in a tongue-and-groove 2x6 or 2x8.

• Tongue-and-groove board offers versatility and many uses as it has been used in making interior doors and is even installed on interior walls. Tongue-and-groove boards provide warmth and natural beauty to enhance and add value to any project.

• The board and batten system is used primarily for exterior application and features a simple yet functional design.

• D-logs come in three widths and can be milled with either a single or double tongue and groove.

• Rough lumber is cut to leave behind the signature markings of the saw blade. Lumber can also be planed to a smooth surface. Gregory can size lumber from 4/4 to 8/4 thicknesses and from four- to 12-inch widths.

• Live-edge lumber is cut to provide both a rough or planed surface and a distinctive bark edge.

• S4S trim and shelving boards come ready to install and provide quaint trimming for doors and windows.

• Four-quarter is rough-kiln dried material for the furniture industry.

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