About Northwest Timber

Northwest Timber  - Woodworking & Lumber Company

In 1976, Lewis Judy and Toni Gilbert began a woodworking and stained glass studio in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Toni designed the furniture and built stained glass for the early projects while Lewis did the woodworking. Lewis and Toni had been in business for 15 years when they added three employees, three buildings, a wood drying kiln and eventually a gallery. One of those employees was Hector Santana, who brought woodworking and finishing expertise to the furniture making. In the early 90’s they closed the gallery and renamed the business Northwest Timber. During a wonderful period of rest, Lewis ran Northwest Timber with the phone and e-mail, eventually launching our website in 1995.

In 2003, Lewis and Toni’s adult daughter, Sara Judy joined Lewis in growing Northwest Timber into a multigenerational company. Sara stepped in as a sales and marketing representative and manages the website. In December of 2004, Northwest Timber launched its first items onto its online store, after 15 years and 6 store platforms we are still finding new ways to improve our product and service.

Throughout the years, Lewis’ woodworking background has proven invaluable in talking with clients about their project needs. His years of harvesting, drying Oregon walnut lumber, and then applying it to his own projects has given him a unique knowledge of how wood works and how it needs to be handled in order to result in stable, clean, and beautiful lumber.

Judi Lynne
Judi Lynne
02:45 17 Jul 22
Purchasing wood from Northwest Timber is always a pleasure because of their courtesy, great customer service, and high business standards. The quality of their wood is unsurpassed!Building a project takes as much time and effort whether you use beautiful wood or pallet wood. The difference is in the beauty of the end product, which begins with Northwest Timber. Below is a picture of a quilted maple table with ebony and mother of pearl inlays made by my husband.
Miguel Marsh
Miguel Marsh
19:36 20 Apr 22
I purchased two curly cherry boards and one striped myrtle board. The boards are SPECTACULAR. They are just as pictured and described. The boards arrived in Central California in just two days, and most importantly, the boards arrived in perfect condition. They are even better than I expected. I'd definitely buy here again.
Tyler Diuguid
Tyler Diuguid
15:34 03 Mar 22
The website is cleanly designed and well-maintained, which is a big help compared to many other places. Their inventory and cataloging is accurate and thorough. I've had two different conversations with people there that could not have possibly been more pleasant. Each of the people that helped me were not only very friendly, but their wealth of knowledge and information was outstanding. I learned a great deal and had questions I had not yet thought of answered along the way.If only more vendors operated at this level. 100% would recommend to anyone- and because of their extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly disposition, they are now my first and likely only call for specialized woods.I really could go on and on. Well done, NW Timber.
Jake Galbraith
Jake Galbraith
21:54 08 May 21
Great company to do business with. Wonderful selection of wood; shipping was fast, and everything arrived in great shape. Definitely will order from their website again.
Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
02:14 12 Sep 20
Great selection of unique and beautiful pieces of wood! Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended!
Dennis Chenoweth
Dennis Chenoweth
18:03 26 Dec 19
I've bought several different types of woods from Northwest Timber that I've used to make a variety of jewelry and keepsake boxes. The spalted maple is particularly beautiful. I use it with the walnut that I purchase there to create four drawer jewelry boxes that are particularly prized by my customers.
Bruce Thornton
Bruce Thornton
17:28 26 Dec 19
Margaret Minuth
Margaret Minuth
16:08 21 Dec 19
The quality of my walnut boards is top notch. I had a little issue with shipping, but the people at Northwest Timber were very accommodating and made everything right... actually, they made me extra happy. This is definitely a place I'll go back to when I need high quality, beautiful lumber for my woodworking projects, and I will refer my artisan friends here as well.
Don Payzant
Don Payzant
20:18 18 Nov 19
This is our second order. Excellent prompt service and quality!I do wish the shipping department would put corner protectors under the banding straps. Both shipments have had minor but unnecessary damage to the wood from the Banding operations.
luke cole
luke cole
08:08 15 Nov 19
amazing timber and fantastic service was extremely helpful threw-out the purchasing process
Caleb Martinez
Caleb Martinez
19:41 14 Nov 19
I bought 3 lots of curly maple from them and I was extremely happy with the quality of the wood and how quick the shipment arrived. They also offer the best prices. I would buy from them again and highly recommend them to anyone looking for high quality wood at a reasonable price.
Brenda Burton
Brenda Burton
21:26 13 Aug 19
If you are looking for some great lumber for a project, Northwest Timber is for you. I am a repeat customer and have always been happy with my purchases.
Vincent Morel
Vincent Morel
13:04 03 Aug 19
Packaging is perfect, wood arrived in perfect shape. The wood is as described on the website, quality is A++++. As I'm in Canada, shipping and customs fees are a little bit expensive. I wish I could have such a great quality selection of figured woods in Canada.
TERMINALFROST
TERMINALFROST
18:08 11 Jun 19
Dale Vanderlaan
Dale Vanderlaan
22:50 08 May 19
Quality wood received as expected. Very good packing and prompt service.
Jean Burris
Jean Burris
19:36 08 Apr 19
Brian Noel
Brian Noel
12:53 03 Apr 19
I have been using Northwest Timber for all my highly figured wood. I can't say enough good about them, from the service to the quality, they do it right. If you are looking for a wood source that will deliver what they promise look no further. Amazing selection and speedy delivery.
Wayne King
Wayne King
23:28 19 Mar 19
Matthew X Curry
Matthew X Curry
00:14 16 Mar 19
Simply the BEST source for SPECIAL NW woods! Dazzling walnut and myrtle are my faves. Very accurate descriptions, photos and the reliability of service, drying techniques and shipping as well as the staggering selection plus the ever cheerful Sarah + Lewis Judy make the process delightful in acquiring investment quality specialty woods ~ Matthew, MXC Design, Bainbridge WA
Paul Davis
Paul Davis
02:30 16 Feb 19
The owner is kind, patient and the selection is second to none in Oregon. I go here when I need "that" piece of wood because they will have it and more.
Seagull Tables
Seagull Tables
13:01 29 Jan 19
Always a pleasure. Quality products and services.
George Yorgakaros
George Yorgakaros
18:17 27 Jan 19
I received incredible customer service from Northwest Timber. I ordered a piece of musical quilted maple. Within hours of my order being placed, I received a phone call confirming the important details. The lumber arrived exactly as described. I will be a repeat customer!
ray thibault
ray thibault
13:51 23 Jan 19
AJ and his crew did a great job select cutting our timber. We enjoyed them being here and missed them when they pulled out.
K Quick
K Quick
18:37 04 Jan 19
Great company to order from they were very helpful on my selection and the shipping was fast. They are now my first stop when I need quality lumber.
Dennis Spector
Dennis Spector
23:47 02 Jan 19
On-line photos are accurate, wood is packaged well and arrives on time in good shape. Excellent.
MICHAEL WILLIAMS
MICHAEL WILLIAMS
04:23 12 Dec 18
If you're looking for wood that makes your jaw drop to the floor and temporarily strikes you mute, this is the place to find it. Beautifully figured native hardwoods to make your work get noticed and make your friends appreciate the fact that, for once, you're silent.
Ivo Garza
Ivo Garza
02:58 21 Nov 18
Beautiful pieces of walnut. Having good pictures before you buy is essential. Good prices for special wood.
Jim
Jim
00:56 19 Nov 18
What could I possibly say that hasn't been already said! Beyond Expectations in service and product quality! My warmest regards to Lewis and Sarah and thank you for all that you do.
Mark Van Buren
Mark Van Buren
21:20 16 Nov 18
Fantastic pieces. I have yet to come across any other store with the same quality.
John Mac
John Mac
17:18 12 Nov 18
Great figure and service ..
00Fallout
00Fallout
22:16 10 Oct 18
Great company to work with, quality pictures and amazing inventory. A++!
Dale Muchowski
Dale Muchowski
14:26 22 Jun 18
Lewis and Sara of Northwest Timber are very easy to work with and have some of the most beautiful wood I have ever seen!Very Happy with all my purchases.Dale
Devin Comiskey
Devin Comiskey
17:54 21 Jun 18
Won't be able to work with the piece I got for quite a while, but it was so nice and priced right that I couldn't pass it up. Very good packing and fast shipping. It's hard not to send them lots of my money!
Dliva DopeFracis
Dliva DopeFracis
23:17 01 May 18
Marcel Tardif
Marcel Tardif
17:11 23 Feb 18
Amazing customer service,
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith
15:16 19 Feb 18
Great selection of figured hardwoods . Fast service, and great communication. Product was as advertised.
Stewart Shapiro
Stewart Shapiro
15:03 13 Oct 17
I recently purchased a maple burl from Northwest Timber and couldn't be happier with my transaction. The burl was packaged very securely to avoid damage during transit and was just, if not more, beautiful in person than as it appeared on their website. They even called me after i received it to ensure I was happy with my purchase - this was a great personal touch. I definitely plan to purchase more wood from them in the future.
Mat Deveau
Mat Deveau
01:41 17 Aug 17
Beautiful material and virtually no waste. My order was carefully packaged and made its way to the east coast in great shape.Lewis's call before shipping and his follow up after I received the order is exactly the type of service that elevates one business above the rest.I'll look forward to ordering from them again.
T Boy
T Boy
08:00 04 Aug 17
Very Profesional Transaction. Good Quality products.
Alex Ryan
Alex Ryan
02:38 03 Aug 17
great selection. Quick packaging and shipment. Large board arrived in good condition with no signs of wear from shipping.
Jean-Pierre Mutti
Jean-Pierre Mutti
18:40 12 Jul 17
Great selection of quality lumber at great prices. Highly recommended!
MistVape Videos
MistVape Videos
14:54 20 May 17
Beautiful wood, excellent service - great people to do business with
Pat Beasley
Pat Beasley
14:51 07 May 17
Hassle free shopping, excellent response time if you have any questions and they sell very unique and beautiful woods, would recommend highly and I will be back again to buy more.
Eileen Noblet
Eileen Noblet
02:34 03 May 17
Heather Charlet
Heather Charlet
00:23 30 Apr 17
Absolutly beautiful Claro walnut! If your looking to make someone jealous with your wood- this is the place to get it!
Casey Jennings
Casey Jennings
21:26 18 Apr 17
Great wood - as in - better than the photos show, accurately described, yes it is expensive - and yes it is worth it...
Arlin Liss
Arlin Liss
22:13 18 Apr 13
Great wood. If you want the best, this is the place!
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