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    A Family owned "salvaged" lumber yard in Portland Oregon

    Hello everyone. My name is Anthony. I live in Beaverton Oregon. I started to salvage blow over trees a few years back and now i run one of Portlands only Urban Hardwood Salvage opperations that has a retail store where we sell the local woods as turning stock & lumber. We opened the store in May 2008.

    We cary a beautiful selection of figured hardwoods all salvaged from urban areas.

    Oregon Black Walnut, Quilted & Fiddle back maple, Oregon White Oak, Myrtle, Madrone & lots of cedars.

    Here are a few pics of the shop. Its small but it works out for what were doing.

    Thanks for looking.

    Anthony

    Welcome to the shop.

    A wall of wood. All local salvaged maple, oak, cherry, walnut & madrone!

    One of the racks of bowl blanks

    9 trees cut into bowl blanks

    A few logs & the shop front.

    Some logs on deck to be milled.

    5/4 Cedar Lumber

    Douglas Fir Lumber

    HUGE Hawaiian Monkey Pod Slabs salvaged from the Hawaiian Islands

    Large western red cedar log salvaged from a 100 year old dairy farm

    The front of the shop & our new / used forklift!

    Mom with a massive Cedar Of Lebanon log. This was headed to the landfill?

    Mom with another Cedar Of Lebanon log. Pretty good size. 16 ft long! Also headed to the landfill.
    For the best selection of salvaged urban hardwoods from the North West please visit my website www.RoseCityLumber.com

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    That is excellent!!!!!!

    I can't stop drooling..................

    Best of luck to you and your new business.
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    Welcome to the family, Anthony.

    Nice store and some good looking wood. Is that your work (turnings) back there on the shelf? I'd love to see close ups.

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    Welcome aboard, Anthony. Good thing your shop's not closer to me, or my shop fund would take a beating. Looks like lots of nice "saves".
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    Welcome to the Family Anthony, and your Mom too

    Wow is certainly right, what a great selection of wood and what a great resource

    While some talk about "Recycling", you and your family are really doing it, in a meaningful way

    Amazing to think of the amount of perfectly good wood, even spectacular wood that just goes to waste, I'm glad to see some of it saved

    Best of luck with the business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Roskovich View Post
    Hello everyone. My name is Anthony. I live in Beaverton Oregon. I started to salvage blow over trees a few years back and now i run one of Portlands only Urban Hardwood Salvage opperations that has a retail store where we sell the local woods as turning stock & lumber.
    Anthony
    Welcome Anthony. Looks like you have found a really nice business "Niche" that saves a lot of Really prime wood that can be turned into useful and beautiful items and is a Real Conservation Measure in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Welcome to the Family Anthony, and your Mom too

    Wow is certainly right, what a great selection of wood and what a great resource
    Sheesh, when I first saw all those pictures Stu, I thought YOU were posting another Stealth Gloat about how YOU had expanded YOUR STASH of Wood Again.

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    Hmmmm.
    Not very far away from me...
    Maybe a short road trip.............................
    We put the "k" in "kwality."

    The above picture is not me!!

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    I've purchased several turning stock pieces from Rose City Lumber and have been very pleased with their service and quality of pieces.

    If you remember my ring bowl, the Oregon Big Leaf Maple blank came from them.
    Last edited by Frank Townend; 12-03-2008 at 11:42 PM.



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    Hi Anthony! Welcome!

    My employer has an office in Beaverton and I get up there once in a while. I'm going to try and stop in next time!
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    Welcome to the family and thanks for the tour.
    Darren

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