Menards sells a variety of lumber including treated lumber, decking, boards, and dimensional lumber and studs. Lumber is made from hardwood or softwood, which determines the grain pattern and texture of the product.
Menards sells treated lumber used only for exteriors as "Outdoor Lumber." A key feature of treated lumber is that it is water-resistant and rot and decay resistant. Menards offers a lifetime warranty against rot and decay for a variety of its treated lumber products.
Decking is either a composite or treated lumber used for creating decks. Menards sells pressure treated decking lumber as well as traditional wood decking lumber for such uses. The pressure treated lumber is pressurized for above ground applications, making the lumber ideal against termites and fungal decay.
Menards sells boards for use in light construction, woodworking products, and furniture building among other purposes. The types of boards available include standard and edge-glued. Standard boards are ideal for the do-it-yourself buyer whereas edge-glued boards are made stable and eliminate the need for the buyer to edge-glue the boards on his own.
Dimensional lumber and studs are milled on all four sides and are used in a variety of projects. Menards offers such lumber made from a variety of trees including cedar, fir and spruce. Menards chooses the lumber from mills that meet strict sustainable forestry guidelines.