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A Trip to Compton Lumber

This past weekend I made a trip to Compton Lumber to pick up the few materials I needed for Brian’s Computer Desk. Wifey went along and took some pictures, and I thought I’d share them. Compton is in downtown Seattle and their service (and prices) beat the other guys.

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Compton has been in business for a very long time, and the same family is running the business. Sorry about the shadow on the sign.

 

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Here I am, ready to go in with my sample from the customer.

 

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You don’t realize this is back behind the little building you enter, but this huge warehouse of wood is tucked off to the side.

 

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At the racks of the S4S material.

 

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Here I am looking at some very nice figure in some pieces, which you can’t see unfortunately. Dreaming of a bigger truck and a bigger shop.

 

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S4S to the left, rough stock to the right, sheet goods towards the back. There is another aisle that has more building material type inventory, and an elevated shop area.

 

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All this wood wanted to go home with me that day, but I just couldn’t take it.

 

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You pick a sheet, they show you both sides. Here I am checking the underside.

 

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Here I am checking the top.  Plain sliced on one side, and rotary sliced on the other. I only needed a half sheet, so it was off to be cut.

 

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They have a nice section of woods specifically for woodworkers, non-domestic and exotics. Check out the wide Padouk board that was begging for a ride home.