|Forum topic by PRC||posted 12-01-2011 07:49 AM||3286 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
12-01-2011 07:49 AM
I’m new to the hobby and have had some interesting dealings with people that own woodworking stores. I know I don’t know anything at this point but please don’t make me feel like an idiot.
I’m a teacher for kids with interesting needs and have started a woodworking club for kids that have been working hard on their behavior. The first project is a picture frame that the kids will take home for Christmas. I ran out of wood for the project and happened to be in the Auburn area for a teacher training seminar. I looked up California Hardwood Producers online. I saw they dealt in flooring, live edge slabs (their specialty), molding and number of other things.
I went in thinking that all wood places have an air condescension and held little hope. I was greeted with a smile and small talk. The next question was, “what you working on”. They told me everything they had and even gave suggestions on projects. They had a good selection of dim. lumber and at a good price (keep in mind that I’m new and am not completely sure of a what a good deal on lumber is).
If you are in the area please give these guys a visit. They are big in the milling of local stuff and sustainability.
1980 Grass Valley Highway
-- Paul C., Sacramento, Ca