Copyright © 1998
Friendly Forest Products
WHAT WE OFFER
Most of our lumber is selected board by board either by Russell Pollero or myself, Robert Novak. We still make those yearly treks to foreign lands in search of beautiful and unusual wood.
I have experience as a sculptor, primarily using rosewood
and ziricote. I also have made custom furniture using exotic woods.
Russell has worked on wooden boats as well as still makes custom furniture.
I have been buying, exporting and importing lumber since 1972. In fact my search for rosewood first led me to British Honduras(Belize) in 1970. This is where Russell and I met and began working together.
We began importing Plantation Teak in 1979, our first shipment was 89,000 board feet. Both Russell and I personally have invested in Teak tree plantations. We feel this to be a sound investment beneficial to the forests we love as well as providing a continuing source of quality lumber.
We have seen over the years the quantity and quality of both logs and lumber deteriorate. We continually try to balance the needs of our customers, the saw mill owners and the forests. Where ever possible we choose sources of lumber that make environmental sense while not sacrificing quality and beauty.