As one of North America’s premier buyers and sellers of veneer, tropical lumber, specialty items and paneling, we supply to specialty lumber retailers, architects, and designers. We take responsible forest management seriously and are committed to sourcing and offering products in accordance with the standards set by the Program for the Endorsement of Forestry (PEFC), the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES).
Who we are
We live and breathe wood. We are creative, committed and veterans of the industry. Our people are what make our team as unique as each and every product we proudly offer.
What we do
We are buyers and sellers of unique wood products and consistently provide innovative and quality wood solutions to help bring our clients’ visions to life.
What we love
We love wood, plain and simple. It connects us with nature and embodies what we strive to be as a company: unique, sustainable and enduring.
Our Key People
" I remember my first splinter from padauk lumber. I fell in love with exotic wood at that moment. The colour was so beautiful. It hurt, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I maintain, organize and sell exotic timbers out of Toronto while I wait for the Leafs to win the Cup. "
" My parents built our family cottage in Northern Ontario when I was 8 years old, and I spent all my summer school holidays there. We planted over 100 pine saplings we purchased from the forestry department to repopulate the land. I have wonderful memories of my childhood swimming, boating and exploring the surrounding forest. "
" As a kid, all I did was play sports almost making it professional baseball. My childhood was the best. To later being instrumental in supplying half a million feet of Birdseye maple veneer to the iconic Circus Circus hotel in Las Vegas. I live and love fully every opportunity that presents itself to me. "
" I grew up on a large family farm in Southern Ontario, located about 2 hours west of Toronto. When I wasn’t working on the farm, I was either cutting wood in the bush or in the shop, working on a carpentry project. 25+ years later that love of wood is still very much alive! "
" My life has always revolved around the outdoors, from growing up with my family in the wood industry, to my time as a park ranger in Algonquin Park, and recently working on environmental restoration projects in New Zealand. I’m excited to be a part of the CWP team and to have the opportunity to work with and learn about all of the beautiful wood from around the world. "
" My first experience with wood in architecture was the reopening of the Art Gallery of Ontario when I was 12 years old. It was beautifully designed by Frank Gehry. The fantastical Galleria Italia space overlooking Dundas St, wood spiral staircases, and plywood seating sparked my interest in the use of wood in architecture. It was also my favourite place to study during design school! "