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31Dec
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Urban Lumber Network is finally Here!

Preserving Trees For Their Full Value through an urban lumber network For over two decades companies and individuals in the West have been struggling to keep our urban lumber, salvaged lumber, and reclaimed woods out of the waste stream and give them a second life. All too often we hear stories of beautiful wood that someone had just sent through a chipper because they didn’t realize there were other options – better options. Neither the average tree service company nor the homeowner realized there was value to these trees once their natural life providing beauty, habitat, and shade had come to an end. Instead, they send them to the landfill, send them to be cut into firewood, or in the worst case scenario…to the chipper. The work of salvaging urban trees has been done in a loosely cooperative manner in the past, and in 2017 we are forming a collaborative community with the following goal and mission statement: To establish a coalition of likeminded companies, individuals, or government agencies who have networked together for the purpose of tree rescue and finding the highest value of the tree after its’ natural life has come to an end. Establishing Urban, Salvaged, & Reclaimed Woods Inc. as ...

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.