Specialty Forest Products, Inc. is a nationally known wholesaler of high quality hardwood lumber, plywood, custom architectural millwork, and composite, PVC and hardwood decking. Our company has been serving customers with these products throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada since 1981.
Our role in the forest products supply chain is an important one; we assist retail lumber yards, cabinet manufacturers and other industrial concerns with sourcing of materials – the “hard to find” and “need it tomorrow” type requests are our “specialty”. While we strive to carry a wide array of items for next day requests, we also have relationships with a wide variety of mills and manufacturers that can provide materials to fill special request orders in reasonable time frames.
We emphasize the word “Specialty” in our name and logo as it identifies a commitment to provide customers with the highest quality forest products available. One of the greatest validations for our method of maintaining our inventory of products is that our competitors are some of our most frequent customers. The mix of products we carry and how much we maintain in our warehouses has always been our competitive advantage.
Our inventory of over 50 species of hardwoods goes beyond the standard offerings of Oak, Poplar, Maple and other domestic species – we include 25 different imported species in the mix as well as slow growth douglas fir, hemlock and spruce.
Along with our wide variety of hardwoods and softwoods, we carry a wide array of sheet goods. Domestic and import plywood, marine grade plywood, flexible veneer, melamine, MDF, particleboard, and PVC sheets are offered. Custom special order items are available as well; in any quantity.
Specialty doesn’t just move this inventory as-is, we utilize a network of millwork houses that can convert our materials to custom moldings and millwork. Our extensive catalog of custom moldings covers many of the common profiles but our milling partners can also match your drawing or sample to create a one of a kind look.
Specialty was the first to introduce Ipe decking into the Seattle market, and our 16 years of experience or “know-how” with tropical hardwood decking is second to none. In addition to Ipe, we also carry a full line of Tiger Deck and Batu decking products to round out our hardwood decking inventory.
Our newer product lines of TUFboard PVC and Armadillo PVC-capped decking have provided tremendous growth and differentiation in our industry and in the markets we serve.
We know that convenience is just as important to our customers as a quality product. We also keep an inventory of stainless steel screws, color matched stainless screws, Pro-Plug wood plug kits, Smart Bits, Penofin hardwood deck stain, hidden fasteners, and end-cut sealer to provide the entire package to our decking customers.
Specialty has a strong commitment to certified wood products and has maintained FSC certification for over 10 years. We inventory lumber and are able to provide plywood to match job specifications to those public projects or special installations where certified wood is required and a local provider is preferred. Not all projects require an FSC certified product but environmental consciousness is still important to us as well as our customers. We work with reputable sources for all of our wood products, which follow the guidelines of the Lacey Act, which protects against the movement of illegal timber.
Our Algona, WA facility services the Seattle Metro market daily, with weekly deliveries to Hawaii and Alaska.
Our Spokane, WA facility services the Eastern Washington, Idaho and Western Montana markets daily.