Kortbus Hardwoods.
Made of the right timber.



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We spend a lot of our time learning about our native deciduous forests to expand our knowledge of this natural and renewable material. In our search for highest quality timber products, we make use of our well-established contacts with both state forestry organisations and private forestry owners throughout Germany and Europe. Sustainable forest management procedures carried out in Germany ensure excellent production conditions. Our experience with the classification of wood combined with our expertise in species habitat means we provide expert specification on our national and international customers.


From the day it starts growing, every tree begins storing a lot of information in its trunk. Our experience enables us to interpret this information and select, for example, whether a 200-year-old European white oak is suitable for the restoration of a gothic bell tower, or whether snow-white hard-maple should be used for the kitchen furniture industry. Some of the most durable timbers require time and special storage conditions to achieve their full potential, whilst others need processing as soon as possible. Our expertise extends to the inspection of forests and verification of production methods.


We do not leave our round logs out of sight. Our network of reliable saw mill workers makes cutting highly flexible. Decades of experience gathered by the staff and grown personal connections make sure that everything goes off smoothly according to your specifications. Quality assortment by current and established standards as well as specified measuring are taken as a matter of course.


Each quality wood is treated and stored in the best possible way by us, so that you can rely on the desired degree of dampness necessary for further processing. Depending on need and seasonal conditions, our round logs are kept damp using sprinklers.

On our Ostbevern site, we have a large outdoor storing area including a well cared log- and lumber yard. Whatever you may be interested in ñ freshly cut oak planks or seasoned special woods such as cherry tree, maple tree or larch, we constantly keep several thousand cubic meters of sawn timber in our shaded, roofed-over dry store at your disposal.

Drying and damping

We dry and damp for you all high quality sawn timber professionally and carefully.
There are seven drying ovens available at our site, allowing us to dry up to 500 cubic meters of high quality wood per month. Our specialized staff will guarantee careful drying procedures, adapted to the needs of each type of wood. Our services also include reliable drying of your wood against a charge.


Our excellent personal connections with international forwarding agencies will guarantee smooth transport world-wide. Depending on your needs and transport requirements, we will send your goods by train, specially equipped lorry or container boat.


It gives us great pleasure to serve our customers both as dependable supplier and as experianced adviser. With a 75-year family tradition to uphold, it is important for us to combine our acquired knowledge with new ideas for the future. In this context we constantly invest and modernise our equipment to enable our highly qualified team to achieve the best possible results. At Kortbus, the owner himself is actively involved in meeting your needs. Our information channels are short; therefore, we are able to handle orders quickly and flexibly.


Our product range includes all local deciduous woods. We offer round logs and sawn wood in various qualities and sizes, available as veneer, peel or saw wood.

Round logs

We also visit our local forests for you, should you want extra quality or sizes. Supplying round logs "just in time" for all import and export purposes is one of our strong points. Please ask for: oak, beech, ash, cherry, maple-tree, alder, poplar.

On request, we will search for you for the right bole on timber takeovers and the large-scale national auctions which is used for the exclusive veneer wood production.

Cut wood

Our range of local and European hardwood, ask for: oak, beech, ash, maple-tree, cherry-tree, lime wood, elm, poplar (steamed or unsteamed).

Depending on the requirements, we can supply freshly sawn timber or aged material with a perfect drying grade for the production and further processing.


Out of the ordinary customer requests are our speciality. Whether it is wood for veneers or saw logs, specially selected sawn timber for exclusive interior furnishing, or evenìspecial woods for crafting musical instruments. We share your passion for the special and unique. It always gives us great satisfaction to be able to offer our knowledge and our contacts to help you fulfill your wishes. We are looking forward to your visit!


Depending on the season, we can offer you various sorts of logs and sawn timber. Edged and Untrimmed products, parquet wood and round timber in B and C sorts.

Oak beams

In various lenghts:

- Lists timber
- Suply timber
- Bridge beams
- in top quality with lenghts up to 13 meters

Oak Boules

- 52 mm Oak Boules
- 26 mm Oak Boules
- A und B grades
- Lenghs  of 4-7 meters


In various lenghts and thicknesses.

Oak strips goods

26 mm wide oak goods produced from Veneers.

Oak logs

In verschiedenen Längen
- Listen-Bauholz
- Vorrats-Bauholz
- Brückenbalken
- in top Qualitäten mit Längen bis zu 13 Metern


Who has the time to store firewood for two years or longer until it is suitable for domestic use?
We provide technically dried goods (from the drying chamber).

With our quality wood you won't experience any unwanted surprises. We prepare for you exclusively hardwoods like oak and beech, with the highest calorific value factor and perfect level of dryness, split and cut approx 30 x 15 cm as loose cubic meters in rented transport boxes. For information about our delivery service in the area give us a call: +49 2532 - 96280.

The current firewood price is 85,- € / LCM (incl. 7 % VAT)

85 € /


Kortbus GmbH & Co. KG 

Graf Zeppelin Ring 10
D-48346 Ostbevern
Tel: +49 (0) 2532 / 96 28 0
Fax: +49 (0) 2532 / 96 28 19

Your direct contact

Berthold H. Kortbus
Managing director


Meinolf Kortbus
Head of store departement


Stefani Wißen-Rickermann



Owner and managing director: Berthold H. Kortbus
General Partner: Kortbus Beteiligungs GmbH
HRA 6995 - HRB 9352
Amtsgericht Münster
VAT registration number: DE 153 338 651
Tax number: 346 / 5841 / 0177

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