Who We Are
| Established in 1989, S.A. Trufant & Co./ Northern Forest Products has become a popular supplier of cedar and pine finish lumber. We are now a primary source of Northern White Cedar and Eastern White Pine, mostly grown and processed here in the Upper Great Lakes region.
After 15 years in the log home industry designing, selling and building cedar log homes for a major log home company, we felt there was a growing market for people who didn't want to buy a complete package but rather wanted to buy only certain materials that they needed such as log siding or tongue & groove paneling, cedar shakes, shingles and other accessories. While Northern Forest Products does not do house plans or sell precut building packages, we do represent several small to medium size specialty lumber mills in Michigan and Canada, and sell their products directly to our customers. The mills get better exposure and our customers get better prices. Most of the items we sell are not generally available in the local lumberyard and companies selling packages don't usually want to part out their material. Our experience in building is also a great asset to new customers who are just starting out with their project. We are happy to answer your questions and try to make certain you get the right material for the job.
| Our white cedar and pine are typically kiln dried to assure stability. It is made into a variety of products: T&G logs, Quarter log siding (T&G) either smooth round or hand peeled, tongue & groove paneling in a variety of sizes and patterns, handsplit cedar shakes and sawn shingles, hand hewn posts, rails and spindles, and decking. We also can prebuild your rails and spindles, supply you with log staircase material and mantles.
We are not limited to log homes either. We have beveled siding, rough sawn T&G, old fashioned pine flooring, beaded ceiling (cottage board), heavy timbers and T&G decking.
S.A. Trufant & Company can also broker all grades of western red cedar and western pine either direct from the distributor for small orders or in truckload quantity from the Pacific northwest. This includes siding, paneling, shakes and timbers.
Almost all of our lumber is easily shipped to you. Small quantities can go via UPS and larger amounts can be shipped by common carrier. Samples are available. Please call for quantity prices. We accept VISA and Mastercard.