The Lumberyard for Model Shipwrights

Although our focus is custom-milled work for model ship builders, we also supply wood to carvers, wood turners and all types of model building and woodworking. We have been supplying wood for ship modeling since 1984 and have assisted many customers in selecting the perfect wood for their projects.

As you browse through the many pages of this website, you will find much more than just wood. We have aligned ourselves with several websites to bring you a wealth of information on the elegant and and fascinating hobby of model shipbuilding.

The Lumberyard is a small cottage business primarily for the model ship builder, however our collection of wood and mill services are used in all aspects of fine woodworking. Being a one man/one woman operation, we sometimes find ourselves busy as little beavers trying our best to meet reasonable delivery times. On an average, orders are shipped in two to three weeks, but sometimes the next day. We are continually searching out rare, exotic and unusual woods to give your project that special touch.

Dave has been building model ships all his life. He worked for 29 years in the graphic arts field, always rushing home to work on his ship models. He took the leap of faith and went into ship building and wood working full time - resulting in this business. If you have a questions about wood or ship building, you can contact Dave at

Ev runs the business side of the Lumberyard including order processing and fulfillment. Orders can be placed on-line or by contacting Ev at