Capitol City Lumber Company

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Capitol City Lumber yard is a one-stop resource for hardwoods, lumber, plywood, and other building materials. With 5 warehouses stocked with lumber, specialty wood, exotic wood products, and building supplies, we’re ready to help you get the job done! We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality and largest selection of wood products in the greater Triangle area.

Are you a builder, contractor, or homeowner beginning a new project? Whether you’re embarking on a new construction, a home renovation, or are interested in building your own furniture, we invite you to come by and talk to our knowledgeable staff. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you find the right lumber for the job.

At our lumber yard, we allow the customer to hand pick the lumber or building materials and load up first. This gives the customer the opportunity to make changes to the order or selection as needed. One of our lumber yard sales staff will assist you with your selection, write up a yard ticket for you to bring to the counter, and help you load up.

Be prepared to spend the day at the Old-Timey Lumber Yard!


Our History

After World War II, our founder, James Anglin Nicholson, started the company with one empty building, a two-ton truck and a single load of plywood. Capitol City Lumber Company was incorporated and began business on April 1, 1947.  During those days when materials were hard to find, he established his place in the community by offering quality lumber and building materials at a fair price.
Today, Capitol City Lumber Company is still owned and operated by our founder’s family and is now managed by the third generation. Although the company has grown, we strive every day to live up to our founder’s original mission of quality, service, and dependability. We’re the lumber yard and building supply store that the Triangle area relies on for quality products and friendly service that stands the test of time.






Black and white picture of the Capitol City Lumber yard in Raleigh back in 1947.
Picture of Capitol City Lumber yard in Raleigh back in 1947.
Old photograph of Capitol City Lumber yard in Raleigh back in 1954
Old photo of the Capitol City Lumber yard in Raleigh circa 1954