"Sustainable, Recycled & Native Hardwoods"
1980 Grass Valley Highway Auburn, CA 95959
For the last 15 years, California Harwood Producers (CHP) has continued the tradition of the CAL-IDA lumber company and sawmill, formerly located on the current mill site. Unlike most lumber yards, which are primarily resellers of softwood products made by corporate giants, California Hardwood Producers mill their wood products on site and carry recycled materials from deconstructed buildings and manufacture products from trees that have been removed from urban forests. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Resell. Sustainability within the lumber world it at the core of their business model.
California Hardwood Producers specialize in woods native to California and carries many imported exotics for flooring, moulding, lumber, slabs, beams & timbers. Softwoods are available, too.
Amateurs, hobbyist and professional woodworkers, alike, are welcome. The sustainable wood products are perfect for crafting furniture, cabinets, toys, interior decorating and artisan works large or small.
The lengthy list of CHP hardwoods include English Walnut, Claro Walnut, Eastern Black Walnut, Australian Lacewood, Osage Orange, Yellow Heart, Canarywood, Ribbon Mahogany, Paduak, Phillipino Teak, Mahogany, Camphor, Rosewood, Red Gum Eucalyptus, Blue Gum Eucalyptus, Applewood, Pearwood, Madagascar Ebony, Chesnut, Silver Maple, Pacific Coast Maple Birds Eye Maple, Spaulted Maple, Hardrock Maple, European Red Elm, Chinese Elm, Beech, Birch, Catalpa, Monterey Cypress, Purpleheart, Zebrawood, Alder, American Cherry, Jatoba, Hickory, Poplar, Tulipwood, Mulberry, Myrtlewood, Liquid Amber, Sitka Spruce, Spruce, 1/4 Sawn spaulted spruce, Red Oak, Black Oak, Tan Oak, White Oak, 1/4 White Oak, Madrone, Mango. But CHP also carries softwoods include Redwood, Aromatic Cedar, Doug Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine, Alaskan Cedar, Italian Rock Pine, Yellow Pine, and Spaulted Pine (Blue stain).
On July 10th, 1997 the entire California Hardwood Producers mill
burnt to the ground. The cause of the fire went underdetermined, but that did not stop owner Dave Parmenter from continuing forward with his passion and success. Today, California Hardwood Producers employs 10 people, locally. And Dave has a continued passion for working with reclaiming wood for artisans and art co-ops - collecting beautifully colored waste wood to be reused.
Dave and California Hardwood Producers "Love KVMR!" And as a self-proclaimed "old hippie" Dave noted, "We are local people supporting local stuff," whether that be those gorgeous native hardwoods they work with or KVMR Community Radio.
"We are just trying to do good work. . ." And so is KVMR. . .