Northwest Lumber Co.

Northwest Lumber Co. A local family business providing woodworkers of the USA with our hardwoods since 1956! Northwest Lumber Company was started by Harry & Eva Greeley in 1956 & has been handed down two generations!

Over the decades, we have evolved from selling mainly construction grade lumber to selling high-end furniture grade wood, tone-woods for instrument building & the finest in woodworking hand tools.

Operating as usual

Get Started with Japanese Joinery - FineWoodworking
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Get Started with Japanese Joinery - FineWoodworking

Get Started with Japanese Joinery - FineWoodworking

Traditional Japanese joinery, with its intricacy, precision, and strength, is awe-inspiring, and very enticing to any woodworker. Learn more, here.

✨Waterlox Original Sealer Finish is back! ✨•••#waterlox #madeintheusa🇺🇸 #woodisgood #clevelandohio #waterloxoriginal #tu...
11/26/2021

✨Waterlox Original Sealer Finish is back! ✨



#waterlox #madeintheusa🇺🇸 #woodisgood #clevelandohio #waterloxoriginal #tungoilfinishes

✨Waterlox Original Sealer Finish is back! ✨



#waterlox #madeintheusa🇺🇸 #woodisgood #clevelandohio #waterloxoriginal #tungoilfinishes

🔩Cabinet Maker's Vises FINALLY back in stock!!!🔩•••#tistheseason #cabinetmakersvise #indianapoliswoodworking #indianapol...
11/24/2021

🔩Cabinet Maker's Vises FINALLY back in stock!!!🔩



#tistheseason #cabinetmakersvise #indianapoliswoodworking #indianapoliswoodworkers #woodisgood #northwestlumbercompany

🔩Cabinet Maker's Vises FINALLY back in stock!!!🔩



#tistheseason #cabinetmakersvise #indianapoliswoodworking #indianapoliswoodworkers #woodisgood #northwestlumbercompany

🌿🥥🌹Plane, sand & throw some @walrusoil Furniture Butter on one of these Patagonia Rosewood slabs & then all you will nee...
11/23/2021

🌿🥥🌹Plane, sand & throw some @walrusoil Furniture Butter on one of these Patagonia Rosewood slabs & then all you will need are the legs! 🌹🥥🌿



#woodisgood #patagoniarosewood #rosewoodslabs #furniturebutter #walrusoil #walrusoilfurniturebutter #nowalrusharmed #indianapoliswoodworking

11/23/2021

A nurse who lives on the west side found a stray dog, and after tirelessly doing her due diligence to find an owner, brought it to FACE for vaccines. She wasn't planning on getting a dog this year, but this one just showed- up and adopted her! It's just how it happens sometimes! Our team worked with the lucky dog’s new mama to recommend vaccines and preventatives that helped her stick to her budget since the household expansion was unforeseen.

We know that people love their pets and will move mountains to provide proper care for them. Every day we meet them and learn their stories. We are dedicated to keeping those pets healthy and with their families where they belong.

Will you join us as we work with pet owners to ensure that they have access to affordable veterinary care for their beloved pets? Your donations save lives!

We are so grateful for your support.

Follow this link to donate - https://facespayneuter.org/donate/

🦃Just like every year, we will be closed on Thanksgiving!🦃🌿We are grateful for your support!🌿•••#woodisgood #foodisgood
11/23/2021

🦃Just like every year, we will be closed on Thanksgiving!🦃
🌿We are grateful for your support!🌿



#woodisgood #foodisgood

🦃Just like every year, we will be closed on Thanksgiving!🦃
🌿We are grateful for your support!🌿



#woodisgood #foodisgood

Timeline Photos
11/22/2021

Timeline Photos

Just a quick design change!

What is a board foot? - FineWoodworking
11/18/2021
What is a board foot? - FineWoodworking

What is a board foot? - FineWoodworking

A while back, the following question was posted to our forums, and it brought to light that we don’t have much covering the topic of board foot cal...

Timeline Photos
11/18/2021

Timeline Photos

"Wood furniture finishes, or simply wood finishes, is a process developed to protect wooden artifacts and furniture from environmental damage. Without the right finish, the wood may crack, dry, swell (exposure to moisture), and deteriorate. However, although the primary goal of each type of wood finish is to add a protective layer, it can also help improve the aesthetic appeal of the wood."

https://octaneseating.com/blog/wood-finishes/

#woodendowels #designs #artisans #atlasdowel #dowels #hardwooddowels #wooddowels #furniture #artsandcrafts #banners #signs #largeformat #spindles #furnituremakers #craftsman #centerlessgrinding #beautiful #dowelprojects #inspiration

How a Handplane Cuts - FineWoodworking
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How a Handplane Cuts - FineWoodworking

How a Handplane Cuts - FineWoodworking

In this short video, furniture maker Garrett Hack explains how a handplane cuts as well as a number of other aspects of the tool.

Building a Small Step Stool - FineWoodworking
11/18/2021
Building a Small Step Stool - FineWoodworking

Building a Small Step Stool - FineWoodworking

This elegant step stool offers beginner woodworkers some great lessons in joinery. Watch this video to build this small step stool project.

What is French Polishing? - FineWoodworking
11/18/2021
What is French Polishing? - FineWoodworking

What is French Polishing? - FineWoodworking

Finishing expert and woodworker John Coffey gives an introduction to shellac, discussing the different types, how to mix it, and how to apply it to...

Sharpening a Dovetail Saw - FineWoodworking
11/16/2021
Sharpening a Dovetail Saw - FineWoodworking

Sharpening a Dovetail Saw - FineWoodworking

Furniture maker Chris Gochnour demonstrates how to revive a dull dovetail saw or turn a mediocre saw into a high-performance tool. In this video th...

11/16/2021

🧈✨New finish up in this shop!✨🧈
🇺🇸Walrus Oil is made in the USA, making it an easily attainable product.🇺🇸
🌱This
#furniturebutter is super FRESH - they had to make more to fill our order - I love that!🌱
🌳Walrus Oil's mission is also awesome! Learn more at walrusoil.com🌳



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Deals!• 4/4 Rustic White Oak is $3.95/bdft• 4/4 Rough Cherry is $4.95/bdft•• scrap bins are full!• dollar sticks are gre...
10/25/2021

Deals!
• 4/4 Rustic White Oak is $3.95/bdft
• 4/4 Rough Cherry is $4.95/bdft

• scrap bins are full!
• dollar sticks are great for spoons, spatulas, pens & ornaments!

#rusticwhiteoak #indianacherry #indianaoak #woodisgood #indianapoliswoodworking #indianapoliswoodworkers

10/21/2021

Looking for scouts and other youth groups (no formal affiliation required) to help us spread joy this holiday season. Instead of the traditional monthly projects, we do something different in December. We work with groups of children to assemble and decorate special projects. We then gift these special projects on #GivingTuesday to nursing homes and other facilities where people may be spending the holidays alone.

If you have a group that would be interested in assembling and decorating some of these special projects in the next few weeks, please reach out.

#volunteer #spreadingjoy #indywithkids #indykidscreate #indywoodworking #community #indy #Givingback #holidayjoy #sdww #indykidsart

✨SDWW volunteers are awesome!✨
10/17/2021

✨SDWW volunteers are awesome!✨

Huge shoutout to ALL of our volunteers. We haven't done a great job publicly recognizing them, that changes now. Seen here are 3 of our many volunteers prepping October's project. Hours of work goes into this and these three have been here with us for just about every project since our 3rd week way back in May 2020.

#volunteer #indykidscreate #indywoodworking #nonprofit #indynonprofit #indycharity #charity #donate #sdww

🎃Halloween kids projects are in! Thanks @sdwoodworking20!🎃•••#halloweenproject #halloweenfun #happyhalloween🎃 #halloween...
10/11/2021

🎃Halloween kids projects are in! Thanks @sdwoodworking20!🎃



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🎃Halloween kids projects are in! Thanks @sdwoodworking20!🎃



#halloweenproject #halloweenfun #happyhalloween🎃 #halloween #allhallowseve

10/06/2021

Hello and Greetings,
Plain & Simple!
I have some nice pieces made and I am making them all available for... $30.00 each
add $8.00 shipping

They are from left to right...

1. Bubinga / Risotto Stirrer ***S O L D***
2. Lemonwood / Fried Bologna Flipper
3. Purpleheart / “Go To” Stove Top Tool ***S O L D***
4. Goncolo-Alves / Holiday Stuffing Server
5. Lemonwood / Pie Server ***S O L D***
6. Purpleheart / Jello Salad Server

Curved molding by hand - FineWoodworking
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Curved molding by hand - FineWoodworking

Curved molding by hand - FineWoodworking

Carving and cabinetmaking are separate trades and have been for centuries. While this hasn’t stopped many woodworkers from crossing over – often wi...

@famowood glaze coat is back! •••#epoxytop #bartopcoat #famowood #woodisgood
09/28/2021

@famowood glaze coat is back!



#epoxytop #bartopcoat #famowood #woodisgood

@famowood glaze coat is back!



#epoxytop #bartopcoat #famowood #woodisgood

An apologia for custom work - FineWoodworking
09/28/2021
An apologia for custom work - FineWoodworking

An apologia for custom work - FineWoodworking

Several years ago I was talking with a fellow woodworker about a kitchen I’d designed and was eagerly looking forward to building. After poring ove...

🌿Ask about our discounted hardwood plywoods! Dents, scratches, & all those other defects that make a woodworker think......
09/27/2021

🌿Ask about our discounted hardwood plywoods!
Dents, scratches, & all those other defects that make a woodworker think... "How many ways can I use that?"🌿



#plywoodindianapolis #indianapolisplywood #scratchanddentsale #indianapoliswoodworking #indianapoliswoodworkers #damagedplywood #woodisgood #iCANusethat

🌿Ask about our discounted hardwood plywoods!
Dents, scratches, & all those other defects that make a woodworker think... "How many ways can I use that?"🌿



#plywoodindianapolis #indianapolisplywood #scratchanddentsale #indianapoliswoodworking #indianapoliswoodworkers #damagedplywood #woodisgood #iCANusethat

👩‍🎨1/2" Paint Grade Birch is BACK!🧑‍🎨•••#paintedcabinets #birchply #plywoodisgood #woodisgood #birchwood #cabinetmakersi...
09/24/2021

👩‍🎨1/2" Paint Grade Birch is BACK!🧑‍🎨



#paintedcabinets #birchply #plywoodisgood #woodisgood #birchwood #cabinetmakersindiana #indianapoliswoodworking #indianapoliswoodworkers #builtinbookshelves

👩‍🎨1/2" Paint Grade Birch is BACK!🧑‍🎨



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Photos from Indianapolis Art Center's post
09/23/2021

Photos from Indianapolis Art Center's post

🐅We love Goncalo Alves!🐅
09/17/2021

🐅We love Goncalo Alves!🐅

Not completed yet but coming along nicely...
I thought it might be interesting to see this Bangers & Mash Server up against the wood that it came from.
The wood is Goncalo-Alves from Ecuador.

Address

5035 Lafayette Rd
Indianapolis, IN
46254

General information

We sell domestic and exotic hardwood lumber from around the world. We stock a large variety of hardwood plywood for custom cabinets and built-ins. We also have hard-to-find-woods for guitar and musical intrument building. We offer mill services such as straight-line ripping, plywood cutting, and resawing. We can sand up to 36 inch wide panels.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 12pm

Telephone

(317) 293-1100

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Northwest Lumber Company was started by Harry Greeley in 1956 & has been handed down two generations! Over the decades, we have evolved from selling mainly construction grade lumber to selling high-end furniture grade wood, tone-woods for instrument building & the finest in woodworking hand tools.

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