Inside Out of the Woods
Out of the Woods was founded in 1999 with the purchase of a saw mill. We spent a couple of years educating ourselves; learning the basics of milling and drying west coast hardwood. Professor John Shelly, of UC Berkeley Forest Products Lab, helped us in the beginning tremendously. We stuck to the hardwoods at first, but due to the proximity and availability of the redwood and fir, we started milling other wood recovered from our neighbors properties.
The experience of salvaging this wood enriched us in additional products to make available to our customers. Soon after, Dave Cury joined Out of the Woods and added another dimension to the business with his creative vision and lumber resources from his non-commercial managed forest. Out of the Woods continues to manufacture fine quality, kiln dried, hardwood lumber and mill local redwood and fir today.
Our mission is to conscientiously recover a natural resource, utilize this resource to produce the best product possible, and provide our customers with the highest quality of service. We are a small business, and there is a limited supply of product available each year.