Best of Boston

BEST Lumberyard

1999 BEST Lumberyard

Anderson & McQuaid


For most of us, it’s hard to distinguish between a good two-by-four and a bad one. What distinguishes Anderson & McQuaid is its selection of exotic woods, including purple heart and lacewood, and its knowledgeable, helpful staff. Novice woodworkers are… read more»

1998 BEST Lumberyard, Specialty

F. Diehl & Son Inc.


It’s got to tell you something that 80 percent of Diehl’s lumber sales are to professional contractors. The company sells high-end fine lumbers— cherry, teak, mahogany, and maples— and even almost-impossible-to-find fancy decorative moldings for those chi-chi Black Bay renovations…. read more»

1996 BEST Lumberyard, Specialty

F. Diehl and Son


All the missing parts for your crumbling Victorian—unique moldings, and unusual size clapboards, plus a helpful staff to walk you through the choices. Diehl’s also has everything you’d expect from a full-service lumberyard, from pressure-treated decking to two-by-fours and plywood. read more»