32859 E. Canyon Rd, Cataldo, ID 83810

Welcome To Whiteman Lumber Company

Est. 1928

Whiteman Lumber Company specializes in cutting custom, oversized timbers for timber frame homes.  We are a custom manufacturer of high grade rough and surface timbers. Our mill specializes in supplying home and commercial builders and we take pride in our ability to meet highly specified orders. We use Douglas-fir, Western larch, Engelmann Spruce, Hemlock, Grand Fir, and Western Red Cedar.

  • Custom, high quality, circle-sawn timbers.
  • We provide on-site kiln drying.

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The Whiteman Lumber Company History

Whiteman Lumber was founded in 1928 by Harry Whiteman who had emigrated from England. Mr. Whiteman began supplying the local silver mines with timber and continued doing so for many decades. Eventually he turned the mill over to his three sons, Wes, Laddie and Keith.

In 1988, Brad and Mary Corkill bought the mill from the two surviving brothers, Wes and Keith. The mines were the dominant customers. It wasn’t long, however, before economic and environmental issues forced the curtailment of most of the mining. The mill had to re-invent itself and find new markets.