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How To Order Custom Cut Lumber Delivered – In 5 Easy Steps!

Jan 13, 2021Tips16 comments

Custom cut lumber delivered

How To Order Custom Cut Lumber Delivered – In 5 Easy Steps!


Ordering lumber cut to size can be overwhelming, we get it! Especially if you are not familiar with types of lumber, or in this case plywood, which is the type of lumber most commonly ordered cut to size for at-home projects.

We want to keep it as simple as possible and don’t forget you can always reach out to us with any questions. We pride ourselves in offering super friendly and accessible customer service!

We are not like those other “lumber spots around the city”, just take it from one of our clients Will!

Customer Review


We really do hear this a lot, “The customer service is excellent…”



Customer Review

Thanks, Will and Linda! Okay, now let’s get back to the meat…

Custom Cut Lumber


Step #1 – Decide which type of lumber you would like to use for your project.

 Our most popular options are:

1. Ultra-Lite MDF – Medium Density Fiberboard, is compressed sawdust and glue. It’s flat and smooth and is a good option if you are not concerned with strength and plan on painting.

2. Chinese Birch Plywood – Also flat & smooth, and has a very thin veneer that sometimes peels when staining, but works well for things like closet shelves.

3. Canadian Birch Plywood – The good stuff! We recommend for kitchen cabinets, bookshelves, and furniture like this DIY desk! Great for staining.

4. Baltic Birch Multiply – Even nicer! It is known for its even layers and voidless core. Usually, clients like the exposed ply look of Baltic Birch and choose not to edge tape it. More info on Baltic Birch Ply here.

5. Prefinished Maple – Already finished! Prefinished Maple has a semi-gloss UV cured finish.

Plywood Sheets

Step #2 – Decide on thickness, below are the thicknesses that we carry:


1. Ultra-Lite MDF – 1⁄4” 1⁄2” 3⁄4” 1”

2. Chinese Birch – 1⁄4” 1⁄2” 3⁄4”

3. Canadian Birch – 1⁄2” 3⁄4” 1”

4. Baltic Birch – 3⁄4”

5. Prefinished Maple – 1⁄2” 3⁄4”


Step #3 – Determine how many pieces you need, and the dimensions of each piece.


All measurements must be in inches and fractions, for example:

5 pcs of 1⁄2” Canadian Birch 4 1⁄2″ x 18 1⁄4”

Step #4 – Decide if you have a preference for the direction of the grain on your pieces: long (most popular), short, or no preference.


1. Long indicates that the grain is parallel to the larger side of your piece (pictured below and most popular).

2. Short indicates that the grain is parallel to the shorter side of your piece.

Edge Tape Finish

Step #5 – Email the details to info@midtownlumber.com or complete our custom cutting request form!


Don’t forget to ask for delivery options! We offer fast curbside delivery and can include that in your quote as well. It’s that simple!

And of course, let us know if you have any other questions.

Complete our custom cutting request form now!


Edge Tape Finish


  1. Christa Blackwood

    I’d like two pieces of birch plywood to support a California King size mattress.

    Mattress size is 72”x84”

    Is it possible to get two pieces at

    If so, what would that cost?

    Thank You!

    • Dennis Sullivan

      I have a small project, maybe too small for you. Need 12 pieces of clean light (wt) 2 x 4 cut to 15 inches and 8 of the same cut to 12 inches.

  2. Phil Wroblewski

    Can you cut the plywood round? Looking for a couple of 48″ round 3/4 inch very hard/strong plywood to use on my shop table that I make concrete plating pots on.

    • midtownlumber

      Hi Phil, email the team….

      info@midtownlumber.com and they will get back to you on that ASAP!

  3. Evelyn Beldegreen

    I would like 3 pieces 0f Chinese birch 1/4″ thick 24″ x 50″ smooth on one side only. I use this for blocking needlepoint which requires lots of stapling. Will this hold up without splintering? {lease give me a quote.

    • midtownlumber

      Hi Evelyn, thanks for reaching out! Please email us at info@midtownlumber.com for a quote on this!

  4. Ron Wright

    Do you operate outside of the tri state area? Anything on the west coast?

    • midtownlumber

      Hi Ron,
      Thanks so much for reaching out! As of now, unfortunately, we do not have a setup out west…we are just NYC and the Tri-State area.

  5. Lettie Dios

    Hello. I’m looking for a precut wood plank one of size 36×36
    And another of size 62 1/2 long by 17
    Can you ship and deliver to zip code 07032 ? Thickness can be close to inch.

    • midtownlumber

      Hi Lettie, thanks for reaching out! Yes, we can handle this and offer curbside delivery to Kearny, NJ (for a fee)…email the details of the dimensions you need cut, and the delivery address to info@midtownlumber.com for a quick quote!

  6. Nick

    Hi there,

    looking for 3/4″ material

    8.5″ x 15.75″ -2 pieces
    8.5″ x 19″ – 1 piece

    Either Canadian birch or prefinished maple, depending on the price

    Looking forward to hearing back



    • midtownlumber

      Hi Nick, please send this via email to info@midtownlumber.com for a quick quote. Thank you!

  7. John Michael Stair

    i need treated wood, custom cut. I need 6 pieces, each 5.5 inches (5 and 1/2 inch) by 8.5 inches (8 and 1/2 inch) and 1 inch thick. I presume from your inventory that this would be birch ( it is for an outside project.) Could you get me a quote on that?

    • midtownlumber

      Hi John,
      Please send this via email to info@midtownlumber.com for a quick quote.
      Thank you!


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