Dealing In Goods From The Woods
At High West Wood Products we take pride in our natural wood products. We enjoy the challenge of cutting uniquely shaped and figured woods. Careful thought and years of experience is utilized to make sure the log goes on the saw in the right position to get the best end result. Each piece of wood is salvaged, milled and dried on site and ready to be shipped.
Irwin & Linda Wright
Owners of High West Wood Products, Irwin and Linda Wright have been in the wood business for 35 years. Irwin started in the specialty wood business as a logger with a great appreciation for unique woods. He would salvage unwanted logs with burls, spalted lumber, and highly figured pieces for special projects to be sold to craftsmen that were creating very special and higher end furniture. Back in the day he used an old 56 inch circular blade powered by an old Model A engine to cut wood for barns, exposed beams, and decking. In 1986 the family run operation moved to Gold Beach, Oregon. The logging operations grew and Irwin and his family were operating yarders and trucks, with a crew of 10 men. In their shop now is an I Dry Kiln drying machine, Wood Wizz mill, Wood Mizer mill, Lucas mill, and a 60 inch chain mill. Today Irwin continues to work small logging jobs with his brother and nephew, but is mostly concentrated on the salvage and reclamation of high value woods that would otherwise be lost to the slash pile or chipper.
Sharing Our Passion
We are real people with real knowledge of the West Coast woods we supply. We have over 35 years experience in the wood industry and can answer just about any question you could ask. Whether you are ordering online or are able to stop by the lumber yard and pick for yourself, we strive to establish good lasting relationships with all of our customers.
Wood From The West
Kevin Conner is the owner of, Wood From The West, based in Central San Joaquin Valley, California. High West Wood has partnered with Kevin to achieve the ultimate wood curing process. Wood is harvested in the costal region of Oregon, stacked on stickers and left to dry for 6 months to a year until it's around 20% moisture. The wood is then shipped to Kevin in Southern California to finish drying to an 8% moisture level. This unique slow drying process creates beautiful quality wood that can be used for instrument making, gun stocks, table tops and specialty wood projects. On Kevin's website there is a variety of ultra dry, high quality woods including maple, myrtle, olive, madrone, walnut, redwood, pistachio, port orford cedar and more.
Shipping Wood Slabs
We are offering basic free shipping to the lower 48 United States. Shipping to regions outside of the free shipping zone or faster shipping options may be possible, but will require a custom quote, paid for separately after checkout. Very large and Multiple item orders are not available for free shipping. Contact High West Wood for large sale or bulk orders. Shipping costs for large orders may be less if it is shipped to a local lumber store or business instead of a home address. We also offer the option to pick up the wood on site in Gold Beach, Oregon. We have equipment available for loading wood in your vehicle. Contact us for custom shipping orders at 541-247-6591
The High West Wood Process
Our wood shop is located in Gold Beach, Oregon. The traditional method of drying wood is to let it sit on stickers for several years to achieve around a 20% maximum dryness with our moist air environment on the coast. To achieve a dryer wood in less time, we have acquired a new technology kiln drying machine for our unique woods from a company called iDry. This new machine can dry wet wood 5-10 times faster using a continuous vacuum system with a combination of heat and vacuum getting the moisture levels down to around 8%. Wood leaves this new kiln dry, lightweight, sterilized and ready for finishing.
After our wood slabs are Kiln Dried in the iDry system they are ran through our Wood Wizz timber resurfacing and finishing machine. This machine produces a truly flat, high quality finish that is achieved on all types of timber slabs, burls and recycled wood.The project ready wood slabs are sealed in plastic to maintain and protect the dry moisture level for shipping and delivery.
Selling Online and In Person
Sometimes you just need to see and feel the wood to be inspired for your next woodworking or DIY project. Thats why we offer appointments to browse our selection of unique woods. We sell wood by the piece or by the truck load and will work with you to get just what you need.