A Visit to Northwest Timber

Last week I had to go to Portland for business and I took the opportunity to visit Northwest Timber that is located about an hour south of Portland.  First we got a personal tour of the shop and wood storage sheds.  


Lewis kept opening doors and there was more wood.  They carry mostly Pacific NW lumber with some eastern cherry.   There are fantastic slaps of walnut and quilted lumber.

In the last few years, they have taken their business to the internet.  All their wood is meticulously sorted and labeled after being photographed for sale.  Shorts and long abound. I’ve never seen so much super nice wood.  I absolutely want to go back!  Oh and, btw, I’ve orderd by mail and been extremely happy with what showed up.

Before Lewis and gang got into selling wood they ran a woodworking business.  Here are a couple of shots of his equipment.  More wood on the web site.

Then we took the scenic tour back home.


6 thoughts on “A Visit to Northwest Timber”

  1. Marilyn,

    It must have been a wonderful visit – NW Timber is awesome. They have the best selection of my favorite wood, Claro (western) walnut. Fellow east coast woodworkers, if you haven’t tried big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum), take a look. It works very well and the curly version has a wonderful ropy figure. Lewis and co. will give your order personal attention.


    1. Yes, yes, yes! And thanks so much for you comments.

      I’ll be making a jewelry box with some of the curly maple I bought there. Photos soon.

  2. The more I see and experience some of these retailers that are focused on line, the more I want to use them instead of the truly local vendors. Of course both have their place. Thanks for testimonial.

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