About Ontario Wood

Ontario Wood is our heritage. From Ontario’s provincial tree, the white pine, to the majestic maple – when the world wants quality wood, it comes to us.

We are making it easier for you to find and purchase local wood products in your own communities with the Ontario Wood logo. When you see the logo, you’ll know the Ontario Wood product is:

Ontario Wood is the natural choice. Look for the leaf logo to meet all your needs.

Learn more: Ontario Wood (video)

Why you should choose Ontario Wood

It’s a quality product

Ontario has an abundance of highly talented craftspeople and woodworkers that will:

  • offer a wide variety of quality wood products (for example, furniture, flooring and decorative items)
  • craft pieces that add style and personality to your home
  • use wood that can be handed down through generations

a rustic hard maple interior kitchen built by Premier Custom in a log home.

Located in Arthur Ontario, you will find Ryan and Jennifer Bambach, a husband and wife team running their custom cabinetry and wood work shop. At Premier Custom Woodworks Ltd., their cabinetry is hand-built, timeless and elegant. Whether it’s one of Ontario’s hardwoods or reclaimed wood through their Rustic Home Interiors brand you can expect a quality Ontario wood product every time.

Ontario’s forests provide a rich, diverse and abundant wood supply that’s ideal for lumber and woodworking.

Ontario’s tree species are usually categorized into two groups used for building and design:

  1. softwoods (such as spruce or pine) offer a wide variety of high-quality wood in both construction and appearance grades for use in structural and finishing applications.
  2. hardwoods (such as oak or maple) tend to find a home in interior environments, mostly in decorative applications. Because of their durability and appearance, hardwoods have long been used in the production of cabinetry, flooring and furniture.

There is something special about trees grown in Ontario. It’s been a best kept secret that we want to share with you.

Ontario wood has:

  • rich colour
  • remarkable grain
  • strength
  • durability

Ontario wood products will bring warmth and natural beauty to both the inside and outside of your home.

It’s local

Ontario’s forest industry is a key part of a healthy, growing economy that:

  • supports the livelihoods of about 147,000 people
  • sustains communities across the province
  • generates over $16.6 billion in revenue

The faces of Ontario Wood are your friends and neighbours – get to know them.

living room and stair case of a cottage built by Discovery Dream Homes.

Discovery Dream Homes is a leader in building Ontario white pine log and timber homes from its 12,000 square-foot facility in Peterborough. Every home is fully engineered, pre-cut, pre-numbered, built on site and ready to ship anywhere in the world. Whether they’re tongue and groove, Ontario white pine log homes or timber and log hybrid homes, each Discovery Dream Home is built on site and built to last. The wow factor of living in a log or timber frame home is simply amazing and even more so because every home uses sustainably sourced FSC certified wood from Ontario sawmills.

It’s environmentally friendly

Ontario has forest management practices in place that you can be proud of. Our province:

  • is a world leader in sustainable forest management
  • is home to more than 85 billion trees
  • only harvests one-fifth of one percent annually
  • ensures that for every tree harvested three take root

Sustainable forest management allows Ontario wood to meet your needs for forest products while preserving forest health and diversity for the future. When you choose locally made Ontario wood products for home renovations, furnishings and more, you put the environment and your community’s well-being first.

Ontario wood products:

  • need far less energy than other materials to manufacture
  • generate less air and water pollution
  • have a lower carbon footprint

photo of a woodworker within a workshop.

For over 30 years, True North Log Homes has been manufacturing some of the best engineered log homes in the world, known for their quality, beauty and durability. The Bracebridge company is proud of its dedication to excellence with 22 Canadian and U.S. patents. Predominantly using northeastern white pine, they are also proud to be featuring sustainably harvested, premium quality, Ontario wood.