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Sacramento’s Java City Camphor Lives On

In 1886, 9 year old George H.P. Lichthardt planted a camphor tree on the corner of what is now 18th and Capitol Ave in Midtown Sacramento. As the camphor grew it got to see the city streets change from dirt to pavement and the vehicles change from horse drawn to motorized.

Jennifer at Far West Forest went above and beyond to help me get the product I wanted. The wood I ordered from Far West turned out even better than I could have imagined. Customer service is top notch, the product is high quality, and they are a company I will absolutely work with in the future. (from Houzz)

Joseph Opperwall, Opperwall Design Consultants, December 3, 2013

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Joseph Opperwall, Opperwall Design Consultants, December 3, 2013

Jennifer at Far West Forest went above and beyond to help me get the product I wanted. The wood I ordered from Far West turned out even better than I could have imagined. Customer service is top notch, the product is high quality, and they are a company I will absolutely work with in the future. (from Houzz)

Hi Jennifer,
We wanted to send you a picture of our finished mantel. The corbels look great with the mantel. We love this beautiful addition to our home. Thank you for all your help and best to you in your new location, Monterey county will be missing a great business.
Blessings, The Romiza’s

M. Romiza, Monterey County, September 29, 2014

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M. Romiza, Monterey County, September 29, 2014

Hi Jennifer,We wanted to send you a picture of our finished mantel. The corbels look great with the mantel. We love this beautiful addition to our home. Thank you for all your help and best to you in your new location, Monterey county will be missing a great business.Blessings, The Romiza’s

Great selection, amazing grain patterns and top notch service. Far West Forest is the place for unbelievable lumber.

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Great selection, amazing grain patterns and top notch service. Far West Forest is the place for unbelievable lumber.

The Madrone we purchased from Far West was some of the most beautiful burl we have used to decorate our boxes. It is a more difficult wood to work with as it needs to be sealed to prevent it cracking and splitting. For instance, we cut the burl we purchased into blocks and then either coat them with wax or wrap up in a saran-type material until we are ready to cut them into smaller pieces for drying in the toaster oven.

Gordon S., March 10, 2013

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Gordon S., March 10, 2013

The Madrone we purchased from Far West was some of the most beautiful burl we have used to decorate our boxes. It is a more difficult wood to work with as it needs to be sealed to prevent it cracking and splitting. For instance, we cut the burl we purchased into blocks and then either coat them with wax or wrap up in a saran-type material until we are ready to cut them into smaller pieces for drying in the toaster oven.

I’ve been using Eucalyptus and walnut acquired from Far West for my knife handles. The Eucalyptus is a really hard wood but sands nice to a pretty finish. The black walnut is a little easier to work with, as it is not as hard as the Euc., but, both woods work great for my handles.

Paul Halcomb, Halcomb Knives, Loma Rica CA, March 1, 2013

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Paul Halcomb, Halcomb Knives, Loma Rica CA, March 1, 2013

I’ve been using Eucalyptus and walnut acquired from Far West for my knife handles. The Eucalyptus is a really hard wood but sands nice to a pretty finish. The black walnut is a little easier to work with, as it is not as hard as the Euc., but, both woods work great for my handles.