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About Us

George Ward
I apprenticed to a finish carpenter at age 14 and worked with him until I joined the Navy in 1963 at 18. I worked at various wood projects during my Navy career to include projects for the corporate sponsors of the USO, and an award presented to Emerson Fitapaldi at an Indianapolis 500 race from the crew of the U.S.S. Indianapolis a submarine then stationed in Hawaii.
Since leaving the Navy in 1993 I have worked in the interior design field and building custom projects of wood for military and civilian clients.


Bryan Warden
Started working at Tidewater Hardwood Lumber Company in June of 2000 learning the types of all species, all the types of grades and was how to grade lumber. After a few years doing that I was moved from the yard to the mill shop and was taught the machinery such as planning, ripping, and cutting lumber for out going orders. In 2007 I started for the World of Hardwoods as an inside salesman. The business moved and in 2009 I went from a employee to a partner of the business and become the (CFO) Chief Finance Officer of all the finances, sales and buying of lumber.
John Henry
The Tidewater Hardwood lumber Co. was started by my father Malcolm Henry in 1950. After working at Lemitwood Lumber Co. for some years after the war, he left the company and leased land from the Griffith Brothers who had a sawmill in Harman’s, Maryland. He ended up buying the land and building kilns at the location which came to be known as Tidewater Lumber. He later bought the kilns in Odenton from the Lemitwood operation when it went up for auction. Dad continued in the wholesale lumber business through the 50’s and 60’s. I came to work from him in 1968. In 1972 we separated the wholesale business from the retail, and built a building in the rear of the lumber yard, and the World Of Hardwoods was started. In the 1980’s the big furniture companies all went by the wayside and the nature of wholesale business changed to just-in-time delivery. Business was generally good through the 90’s and up to 2003. It was around then that dad’s health deteriorated and we decided to separate Tidewater from the World Of Hardwoods. In 2005 we incorporated with the current partners, and in 2008 moved to our current location in the Linthicum area.


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World of Hardwoods
809 Barkwood Court, Suite I
Linthicum, MD 21090

ph: (office) 410 636-3991
Toll Free: 877 954-WOOD
fax: 410 636-3755

Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 3:00pm

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