Global Northern Hardwood Lumber Exporter

Gutchess has been a hardwood lumber exporter of northern hardwoods lumber for decades and is a long-standing member of the American Hardwood Export Council. Our experience and expertise in shipping lumber internationally combined with our knowledge of northern hardwoods are why people around the world say, “Be sure it’s Gutchess.”

"We saw 100 million board feet of northern hardwood lumber annually. We have customers in the United States and around the world producing products as diverse as cabinets, flooring, mouldings, stair treds, and more."
Matthew Gutchess
Fifth-Generation President and Chairman

Northern Hardwoods, Worldwide

Since 1904, Gutchess has been an industry leader in providing high-quality northern hardwoods to customers around the world. At Gutchess, we control every aspect of our process, from timberlands to sawmills to kilns, which helps us ensure the highest quality products every time. 

We ship from the US east coast to ports worldwide with the ability to mix species and thicknesses so you always get exactly what you need. 

With exceptional service and the very best northern hardwoods available, we want you to see why we’ve been leading the industry for over 100 years and why we’re proud to put our name on every bundle.


Frequently Asked Questions regarding lumber exports.

We will handle your shipment from the time the order is placed until it arrives at the port of destination.

CIA (Cash in Advance), L/C (Letter of Credit), and CAD (Cash Against Documents). CAD terms based on credit approval.

There are approximately 423.78 board feet in 1 Cubic Meter.

All export shipments are sent via standard 40’ dry container which is approximately 12,000 board feet or 28.32 cubic meters. Board footage may vary slightly depending on the species.

All export shipments are shipped from the ports of New York, NY, Baltimore, MD, and/or Norfolk, VA.

We have the ability to ship our products anywhere in the world to the extent the law permits.

Yes, we can easily accommodate mixed species and thicknesses in the same container.

No, Gutchess Lumber does not offer FSC certified lumber; however, that does not mean our lumber is not sustainable. To learn more about our processes, click here.

See our lumber products offering here to learn more about the 11 species of northern hardwoods we produce.

Find out why people say…

We have stood behind our product for more than one hundred years and are steadfast in our commitment to continue to do so. We welcome the opportunity to put our experience and expertise to work for you.