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Looking for a reliable, easy, affordable source for lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council?
Look no further than Sustainable Northwest Wood! Our large inventory of high-quality FSC dimensional lumber is kept in Southeast Portland, just around the corner from McCoy Millworks.
We've got 2x, 4x, and 6x Douglas fir, as well as pressure-treated lumber (we use copper azole) and many thicknesses and grades of plywood (no added urea formaldehyde).
And, because it's coming from us, you know that it's all locally sourced, coming from sustainably managed forests in Oregon, Southern Washington, and Northern California.
Support our local economy by buying locally grown and milled wood -- this is the best way to keep those dollars in the Pacific Northwest, where they belong.
And be sure to choose FSC certified wood whenever you can. Here's why.
It's Michael Appreciation Day at Sustainable Northwest Wood. Michael is our awesome and talented warehouse manager who is always building us pretty things out of our wood: Samples, flooring displays, and now this beautiful table.
Michael gathered scraps of our Willamette Valley Walnut, Big Leaf Maple, Myrtle, and Doug fir and laminated strips together to make the butcher-block-style top, which was then sanded and finished with Osmo Polyx-Oil.
The legs are made out of Clear Vertical Grain Doug fir with a coat of Osmo One Coat Only in Rosewood, which adds depth and dimension while still allowing the grain of the fir to pop.
We love our new table, the perfect place for our juniper planter and business cards and the perfect way to showcase our local, sustainable woods. Thanks, Michael, for your good work!
Here's a larger shot for your ogling pleasure:
Craftsman Design and Renovation, an award-winning Portland design-and-build firm, recently completed this beautiful historic kitchen remodel. One of the project's challenges was finding flat-sawn fir that would match the home's existing original wood trim.
Luckily, the design team at Craftsman called Sustainable Northwest Wood, and we were able to provide them with the authentic flat-sawn look they needed to perfectly match the existing trim (see photos below).
However, they didn't want just any anonymous commodity lumber for this project -- they specified super-selectively harvested, FSC Pure wood from a Girl Scout camp just 20 miles outside of the city.
This FSC certified wood was cut through restorative forestry overseen by the folks at Trout Mountain Forestry.