LUMBER SALES

&

MILLING SERVICES

LEE COUNTY, IOWA

Affordable, high-quality hardwood lumber in southeast Iowa, west Illinois, and northeast Missouri.

LUMBER IN STOCK

We currently stock the following hardwood and softwood lumber. Rough-cut lumber prices are per 1" board foot.
(While we do our best to keep prices up to date, they are subject to change.)

SpeciesUp to 4/45/4 to 10/410/4 and over
Ash$3.00$4.00$4.00
Black Locust$3.50$4.50$4.50
Catalpa$4.00$5.00$5.00
Cherry$4.00$5.00$5.00
Douglas Fir-$2.00$2.00
Elm$3.00$4.00$4.00
Hickory$3.00$4.00$4.00
Honey Locust$4.00$6.00$6.00
Maple, Hard$3.50$5.00$5.00
Maple, Soft$3.00$4.00$5.00
Mulberry-$3.00$3.00
Osage Orange$6.00$7.00$7.00
Pear$8.00$10.00$10.00
Pine, New-Growth$3.00--
Pine, Old-Growth$3.00$5.00$5.00
Poplar, Hybrid$3.00$3.50$3.50
Red Cedar$3.00$4.00$4.00
Red Oak$3.50$4.50$4.50
Red Oak, QS
$4.00$5.00$5.00
Walnut$6.00$8.00$8.00
White Oak$3.50$4.50$4.50
White Oak, QS
$4.00$5.00$5.00
SpeciesUp to 4/45/4 to 10/410/4 and overIn StockDescription
Ash$3.00$4.00$4.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2” (2-1/8” rough cut) boards
Our ash boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random widths and lengths (over 6').
Black Locust$3.50$4.50$4.50• 2” x 2″ square stockFor centuries, black locust has been a preferred choice for applications that require rot-resistant lumber. One such historical application was its use as pins for early American tall ships. Our black locust boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random widths and lengths (over 6').
Catalpa$4.00$5.00$5.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 4” sawn slab boards
Catalpa is soft and very easy to carve. It also has a wonderful wood grain with a milk chocolate color. Our catalpa boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random widths and lengths (over 6').
Cherry$4.00$5.00$5.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2” (2-1/8” rough cut) boards
Our cherry boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random widths and lengths (over 6').
Douglas Fir-$2.00$2.00• 2-3/4” boards (clear grain and up to 20’ long)Our Douglas Fir boards are sourced from old-growth "virgin tank grade" lumber. They are available in random widths and lengths (up to 20').
Elm$3.00$4.00$4.00• 2-1/2” natural-edge slabsKnown for being quite hard, durable wood with a nice, natural look, our elm boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random widths and lengths (over 6').
Hickory$3.00$4.00$4.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2” (2-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 4” x 4” posts for turning or furniture corners
We have both Shagbark Hickory and Shellbark Hickory in stock. They are air-dried for superior color and available in random widths and lengths (over 6'). Shagbark Hickory is very rustic with black variations running through the wood. Shellbark Hickory has a more even color, making it the preferred choice for cabinet making.
Honey Locust$4.00$6.00$6.00Temporarily out of stockExtremely hard with a vibrant, warm look when finished, our honey locust boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random widths and lengths (over 6').
Maple, Hard$3.50$5.00$5.00Dried lumber temporarily out of stockOur stock is not the typical white color often found in hard maple from farther north. We air-dry our hard maple boards for superior color, and have random widths and lengths (over 6') available.
Maple, Soft$3.00$4.00$5.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boardsSoft maple is an excellent secondary wood. It's harder than pine but blends well with the furniture's face wood. We air-dry our soft maple boards for superior color, and have random widths and lengths (over 6') available.
Mulberry-$3.00$3.00• 4” sawn slab boardsMulberry wood is quite hard and a great choice for woodturning. We air-dry our mulberry stock for superior color, and have random widths and lengths (over 6') available. 
Osage Orange$6.00$7.00$7.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2” natural edge (2-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2” x 2” square stock for turning tool handles
• 3” x 3” square stock for turning
• 4” x 4” square stock for turning
• 6” x 6” square stock for turning
Osage Orange also goes by the name of Hedge and Bough d'Arc. We stock a variety of sizes and shapes, from turning blanks and bowl blanks, to slab boards and dimension lumber. Our Osage Orange boards air-dried for superior color and available in random lengths (over 6') and widths. This is superior turning wood and very hard, but it chips easily.
Pear$8.00$10.00$10.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) natural-edge boards
• 2-1/2” natural-edge slabs
Pear wood is particularly difficult to find and quite beautiful. Our pear boards are air-dried for superior color and available in random widths and lengths (over 6').
Pine, New-Growth$3.00--• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2-1/2” natural-edge slabs
Our pine boards are air-dried for superior color and available in random widths and lengths (over 6').
Pine, Old-Growth$3.00$5.00$5.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2-1/2” natural-edge slabs
Our old-growth boards are yellow pine that is quite dense with some clear stock and others with knots. Our pine boards are air-dried for superior color and available in random widths and lengths (over 6').
Poplar, Hybrid$3.00$3.50$3.50• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boardsOur Hybrid Poplar boards are air-dried for superior color and available in random lengths (over 6') and widths. It looks very similar to Aspen, with a cream-and-brown color. Hybrid Poplar is an excellent secondary wood — especially when it's paired with walnut, but it's a good color match for any kind of primary wood.
Red Cedar$3.00$4.00$4.00• 2” natural-edge (2-1/8” rough cut) slabs
• 3/4” for cedar liners
Our Eastern Red Cedar boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random lengths (over 6') and widths. This wood is best known for its distinct cedar aroma.
Red Oak$3.50$4.50$4.50• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2” (2-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 4” x 4” posts for turning or furniture corners
Our red oak boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random lengths (over 6') and widths.
Red Oak
(Quarter Sawn)
$4.00$5.00$5.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2” (2-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 4” x 4” posts for turning or furniture corners
Our red oak boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random lengths (over 6') and widths.
Walnut$6.00$8.00$8.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2” (2-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 4” x 4” posts for turning or furniture corners
Our walnut boards are air-dried for superior color (far superior compared to kiln-dried wood), and are available in random lengths (over 6') and widths.
White Oak$3.50$4.50$4.50• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2” (2-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 4” x 4” posts for turning or furniture corners

Our white oak boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random lengths (over 6') and widths.
White Oak
(Quarter Sawn)
$4.00$5.00$5.00• 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 2” (2-1/8” rough cut) boards
• 4” x 4” posts for turning or furniture corners
Our white oak boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random lengths (over 6') and widths.

Ash

Pricing

Board ThicknessPrice / Board Foot
Up to 4/4
$3.00
5/4 and over$4.00

Pricing

Up to 4/4
$3.00 / board foot

5/4 and over
$4.00 / board foot

What We Have in Stock

What We Have in Stock

  • 1” (1-1/8” rough cut) boards
  • 2” (2-1/8” rough cut) boards

Our ash boards are air-dried for superior color, and are available in random widths and lengths (over 6').

WHY DO WE AIR-DRY OUR LUMBER?

Good things come to those who wait, which is why we take the time to air-dry our hardwood lumber instead of kiln-drying it. By allowing the wood to take its time to dry naturally, we find that it retains its color and beauty much better than if it's dried in a kiln.

LUMBER MILLING SERVICES

We sell our hardwood lumber rough milled. Additional services for planing, jointing, and sanding are available.

PLANING

Up to 24″Wide

JOINTING

Up to 24" Wide

SANDING

Up to 50" Wide

FLAT $35 SHOP-HOUR RATE

Whether you need your boards cut, planed, jointed, or sanded, our flat hourly rate ensures that you leave with the wood you want at an affordable price.

(Please note, we charge a $10 supplies fee when using our sander.)

FAQs

CONTACT US

Dennis Janssen
Owner of Monk Creek Woodworks

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(319) 795-2326

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(319) 795-2326

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HOW TO FIND US

Please make an appointment before visiting.

1499 Croton Road, Donnellson, IA 52625

We are about a 12-minute drive southwest of Donnellson, Iowa.

  • Take Hwy 218 (Avenue of the Saints) south from Donnellson.
  • Turn west on 255th Street (a gravel road) toward Croton, Iowa.
  • Drive 3 miles west on 255th Street. You will pass the end of a T intersection with a graveyard and church on the north side of the road.
  • Continue west for about 1/8 mile, and then curve to the south (the left fork in the road).
  • Go 1/2 mile until you reach a stop sign.
  • Turn left onto Croton road.

We are located at the third driveway on the left side. You can’t miss it. You will see two large red and brown buildings and two ponds.