Hi all, my name is John Morris. I just signed up here today because I just met one of the Lumber Jocks here in my home town. His name is Rob Durfos, owner of Tule Peak Timber. Or I believe he is otherwise known as Socalwood?
I just wanted to say publicly, Thank you Rob Durfos for the wonderful tour of your fantastic business today. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it was really quite overwhelming. All of our senses where challenged this morning as soon as we drove onto your wonderful 20 acre home. As we drove up the long dirt driveway, a sawmill came into sight, and I felt like a little kid in a candy store. What a sight folks. My wife told me to settle down, it’s just wood, but we all know that’s not true right!
I got to see Robs supply of wood, of which he said is pretty low right now, but to this small time woodworker, it seemed like the entire mountain range of lumber was sitting at my feet. He showed us wonderful slabs of walnut, coastal live oak, elder, black oak, pine etc etc. I was looking for a couple slabs of something interesting for a second Hal Taylor Chair build. Rob was very patient with us, he even gave us a couple samples to take home and see how well they machine and finish before I make the final jump and hand over my cash for a nice slab of whatever I choose. Thanks Rob! And I know you all have seen Robs work, I don’t need to go into detail about his mill work and custom doors, man, what an artist. I could go on even more, but I think you all have known Rob much longer then I have, and I am probably telling you all something you already know, so I will stop here. I just wanted to spread the word that there is a sawyer by the name of Rob Durfos residing in Southern California who is a great resource for lumber, and mill work.
Thanks again Rob, it was an honor to get to see your grounds, and the pleasure was all ours.
I will be calling you soon with a request for some lumber. Take care and don’t work too hard Rob. Yeah right! That’s all this guys does is work hard!
-- John Morris