650 588-5711

Monday - Friday   6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday   8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Sunday

Serving Bay Area Building Professionals Since 1898

When you partner with South City Lumber & Supply you get more than a handshake, you get our promise to deliver the right product at the right price so you can do what you do best, build.

South City Lumber & Supply has been providing quality building materials and unmatched customer service to the Bay Area’s building professionals for over 117 years. Conveniently located in South San Francisco, we are a full-service lumber yard, Do it Best hardware store, and window and door showroom.

If you are doing some home improvement, planning a remodel or building new, we have generations of experience and knowledge to share, and look forward to helping you with your next project.

Do it Best Hardware Store

Lumber & Building Material | Hardware Store | Window & Door Showroom | Contractor Sales

Lumber and wood

Rich in history and tradition, South City Lumber & Supply is just like the lumberyard your father took you to when you were a kid. At South City we carry a full-line of lumber and wood products for the do-it-yourselfer to the building professional. Our lumber is top quality, in a wide range of sizes and grades, including those hard to find long lengths. We take pride in the lumber we stock and our unmatched customer service.

  • Stocking Items include
  • Framing Lumber
  • Decking
  • Fencing
  • Moulding
  • Siding
  • Engineered Wood
  • Plywood, OSB and Panel Products
  • Pressure Treated
  • Dry Lumber
An assortment of lumber and wood products including framing, redwood decking, siding, pressure treated and fencing.

Building materials

From denim insulation to mud, we’ve got you covered. At South City we know every building project is different, and it’s not always going to be about lumber. That’s why we have an extensive product line of building materials. We are a full-line Simpson Strong-Tie retailer with just about everything you need in stock. From the foundation to the roof, to the back yard, we have the right products to complete your project.

  • Stocking Items include
  • Dry Wall
  • Backer Board
  • House Proofing
  • Steel / Fiberglass
  • Sheet Metal
  • Metal Studs
  • Rebar
  • Roofing
  • Simpson Strong-Tie
An assortment of building materials including dry wall, joint compound, joint tape and application tools


Do it Best says it all. As a Do it Best retailer you can be assured that you are getting the best product at the best price. If you need a switch plate or you are going to upgrade your electrical panel to 200-Amp service — we’ve got it. From electrical and plumbing, to cleaning supplies and gardening tools, our selection of hardware and supply is endless, our store is big and our customer service is the best.

  • Stocking Items include
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Paint / Sundries
  • Caulk / Sealants
  • Coatings
  • Hand Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Gate / Fence Products
  • Gardening / Tools / Supply
  • Cleaning Supplies
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Windows and doors

Our window and door showroom is located in the original office building of South City Lumber. We carry all of the major brands, several lines of architectural hardware, and casing and trim moulding to add that decorative touch. Our showroom is a great place to get ideas and open a door, or even close a window. We offer on-site consultation, plan-take off, millwork and delivery. And if you are thinking about replacing those old casements to save energy, we’ll show you how.

  • The brands we carry
  • Marvin
  • Integrity
  • Jeld-Wen
  • Milgard
  • Plygem
  • Yellow Dog Windows
  • TM Cobb
  • Simpson Door Company
  • ThermaTru
  • Masonite
  • Truframe
  • Royalite
  • Velux Skylights
  • Sun Tunnel
  • Solatube
We carry all of the major window and door brands including Marvin, Milgard, Jeld-Wen. T.M. Cobb and Simpson Door Company.


If you are a building professional we are here to assist. We know being a contractor is a balancing act, very often projects are multifaceted with strict time frames and sometimes things don’t always go as planned. Let us know what you need and how we can help. From early delivery to special building products specific to your project, talk to us and we will do our best to make it happen.

  • Stocking Items include
  • Clothing
  • Safety Gear
  • Hand Tools
  • Power / Pneumatic Tools
  • Cutting Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Services Available
  • Curbside Delivery
  • Plan Take-Off
  • Milling / Milwork
  • Tool Repair
We carry a full-line of professional power tools for the contractor including the Skilsaw Mag77.
South City Lumber & Supply
South City Lumber & Supply

Serving Bay Area Building Professionals Since 1898

499 Railroad Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080-4689

650 588-5711

Monday - Friday6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Sunday

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Do it Best Hardware Store

Lumber & Building Material | Hardware Store | Window & Door Showroom | Contractor Sales

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