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Lumber with History

Locally Sourced × family operated

 

The Harts Lake Pioneer Lumber Company wants to provide our customers not only with a product, but with an experience.

It is easy to simply go to Home Depot for all your project needs, but where is the sense of adventure in that? Our goal is to give you the opportunity to come and see where your wood is coming from, and how your product is made.

Our wood has a history. It comes from our family farm, Wilcox Farms, where we have been growing trees for over a hundred years. My dad and I have lived on the farm for nearly our whole lives, and we love living here. We would treasure the opportunity to work with you in accomplishing your project and providing you with the materials to make it special.

-Katie Wilcox

 

June

Well folks, it finally happened - I graduated from Whitworth University! That means I am gonna be spending most of my time in my shop or at the sawmill. Unlike every other summer, I am not crunched for time, which means I can take on bigger projects! However, my time is already getting filled with orders, so if you are interested in a rustic table, counter, or bar cart, the sooner you contact me the better! I look forward to hearing from you, and as always, a big thank you to all of those who have supported me in this journey. 

-Katie

 

Phone

(360) 970-4433 

Email

hartslakepioneerlumber@gmail.com

Location

40400 Harts Lake Valley Rd

Roy, WA 98580

Hours

M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Meetings by appointment only

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Summary of products and prices

Standard 40"x 20" coffee table - $500

Sofa Table 5 ft - $600

Desk 6ft - $1,000

Desk 8ft - $1,200

Bar Carts - $800

Conference, Lunch, & Dining Tables - $2,000-8,000

Flooring, paneling, lumber, and counter tops - send us an email!

Press Coverage

Click the titles below!

The Wood-Mizer Way

Timber West Magazine

Nisqually Valley News 

Our Latest Projects

My first order after graduating from Whitworth was making a conference table for a friend at a law firm. He moved his office into a historic building in downtown Tacoma and wanted to enhance the rustic character. This 8-foot table was made using Douglas Fir that was stained dark, and then coated in durable polyurethane. The stain helped to make the grain of the wood stand out. 

It isn't every day that I get a project that doesn't have a very specific plan. The farm wanted an accent wall for the office, and I was just the person to make one. These maple boards were from logs my dad and I cut a year ago. They feature the unique shapes and texture that comes with having so much of the live edge. Stained dark and then screwed into some uprights, this is the first thing that visitors to the farm will encounter when they enter the office. Oh, and the counter top in front is also not too shabby!

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This bar cart was probably my dad's favorite project this whole summer. It features a Douglas fir slab on top, with two shelves designed specifically to fit bottles and wine glasses. Cubelibres are the favorite drink in my family, so we made sure it would fit bottles of bacardi and Sailor Jerry's! It also sits on wheels so it can be pulled out for special occasions - or just to show off to your friends! It makes for a unique gift and could also be used around the office - for coffee of course. $800

 

Past Stories

 

Last summer I completed the largest order that I have ever received. Port Blakely wanted to update the furniture in their Seattle headquarters and asked me to build them a 13 foot conference table, a meeting table, a kitchen table, and a desk for their CEO. It took some ingenuity and a TON of tools, but we got it done - I have never been so proud of my dad and I. Check out the slideshow below to read the story of how we did it 

The day after  winter final exams, I made the journey home and immediately went to work with my dad. Wilcox Farms had ordered 5 separate items from us and I was only home for two weeks so we had no time to lose! The conference table and the lunchroom table were by far the biggest and most challenging projects we have ever attempted. However, with our new workshop, we had plenty of space to work. With 3 generations of our family helping out and some new tools, we were able to deliver some of our best products to the farm. Check out the slideshow below to see how we did it, and to see some of our final products!

 

Our first customer was a friend who wanted to build a square family picnic table our of Cedar. Of course, we were more than happy to join him in working on his project. Obtaining and milling the Cedar was quite an adventure, and the pictures below tell the story of how we did it.

One of our best sellers has been live edge coffee tables. It is a simple piece of furniture, but there is beauty in simple things. The table tops we coat in either a clear floor stain or we pour epoxy over it. For legs, we use old fence posts that we salvaged from the farm. There is history in this wood. I like to think that every table I sell to someone is like sharing a piece of the farm with them. Below, there are a few pictures of the table-making process.

Meet the Sawyers

Sawyer: A person who saws timber for a living

When I am away at school, this is the view that I miss the most. Wilcox Family Farms has been owned my family for over 100 years, and is where all of our timber comes from. Our sawmill is also located on the farm, so we have a fantastic view while we work. 

This is me, Katie Wilcox, and I am 21 years old. I spend most of my winter, spring, and summer breaks working the mill with my dad. The rest of the year is spent at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Life at school is very different than life on the farm, but the values are the same: Hard work, honesty, and doing your best. I wouldn't want my life any other way.

My dad, JT Wilcox, works at the capital as a Washington State Representative. He says running a sawmill is the best reality check. 

This is Lancelot, the saw-dog. He supervises our work to ensure the highest quality. He also tends to sit in the sawdust and woodchips, which we don't mind because it means he will smell great when we get back home! Lance is also quite active in politics - he even has his own Facebook page!