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Advice from the No. 1 Los Angeles Lumber Yard

How To Select High-Quality Appearance-Grade Lumber

Lumber, whether you’re talking 4x4s, 6x6s or any other size, can vary dramatically in quality. Here are some tips for selecting high-quality lumber, especially when the lumber will be exposed or otherwise “appear” as part of the construction design (as opposed to being covered up with drywall).


3 Big Problems with a Construction Project

Whether you’ve got a small home building or you’re a professional contractor working a big project, whether you’re located in Santa Clarita or Agoura Hills, you’re most likely going to run into one of these three big problems.

Fortunately, the good people at Northridge Lumber are here to help. So let’s run through the three most common problems we hear about at our lumber yard:

1. The project does not stay on schedule

Staying on schedule can be a tough prospect. If you’re a contractor, you know that often times the client will ask for something that wasn’t in the plans or throw you a curveball in some other way. If you’re a homeowner, you know that sometimes you’ve been giving the wrong building materials or plans. The biggest way to solve this problem is to have a good plan up front. Our knowledgeable sales force here at the number 1 Los Angeles lumber yard are here to help.

The solution is that we can:

  • Help you plan what materials you’ll need, such as framing, patio or finish lumber
  • Help you correctly estimate costs for those materials
  • Work with you on getting those materials quickly and efficiently

Problems with scheduling and timing often occur to unforeseen plans or complications. Call Northridge Lumber and we can help you solve that problem. (more…)

Round-up of Products Available

If you’re anything like us here at Northridge Lumber, a family-owned lumber yard serving all of Los Angeles County, you’re probably always on the go. Which means you need to get your hands on quality lumber quick and easy. Fortunately, we’re here to help.

Here’s a quick run-down of the products we offer:

Framing Lumber:
We’ve got all sizes and dimensions of great framing lumber including Douglas Fir and Spruce. Check out more of our types of framing lumber here.

Plywood and Panel Products
Check our types of plywood and panel, including framing plywood, oriented strand board, hardwood and more.

Patio Lumber
Check out our types and sizes of patio lumber.

Finish Lumber
#2 Pine, Clear Pine, Clear Vertical Grain Douglas Fir, Clear Redwood, Mouldings and much more!

Siding Products
Clear Redwood, Select Tight Knot Cedar, Fiber Cement Sidings Certainteed, James Hardie, TruWood, Shakertown and more.

Decking Materials
Looking to refinish or build a new deck? Check out our Materials and Treated Framing Lumber for all kinds of decks.

Miscellaneous Products

Got more questions? Looking for some specific lumber or building materials?

Give us a call at (818) 349-6701

We serve all of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita and Agoura Hills!


Agoura Hills Lumber Yard

Q: “Hey Mr. Expert — I live north of LA, out in Agoura. Do you service Agoura Hills? I’m looking for a good place to get lumber.”

A: We sure do service Agoura Hills!

Agoura Hills Lumber Yard

Northridge Lumber: Serving Agoura Hills

To get from Agoura to Northridge, it’s an easy drive down the 101. Get off at Reseda and head north. Turn left on Parthenia and you’re there!

For more driving directions, follow this link to get directions to Northridge Lumber from Agoura.

If you’re looking for quality lumber and supplies, look no further than our great lumber yard. For more information on our products, you can browse our site for the following things:

Best of all, we offer flexible choices in delivery service. Give us a call today to discuss your needs (818) 349-6701.

Is Now The Time to Remodel?

Northridge Lumber: Providing Top-Quality Building Materials Since 1938

Wherever you live in Southern California — Los Angeles, the San Fernando or Santa Clarita Valley or anywhere in between — now may be the time to consider remolding your home. With housing prices down, selling may not be the best move.

If you need more space, or want to utilize your space better, there are many inexpensive remodeling jobs that won’t break the budget.

Here are some tips to keep in mind. (more…)

Burden May Be Removed For Santa Clarita Remodelers and Homeowners

Northridge Lumber: Providing Santa Clarita With High-Quality Building Materials Since 1938

General contractors and homeowners throughout the Santa Clarita Valley will appreciate some news out of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

First, a little background. The Environmental Protection Agency has a rule called the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule. It applies to homes built before 1978. If you work with older homes, the rule requires renovator training and certification, adherence to lead-safe work practices, record keeping and other miscellaneous requirements.

The EPA removed an “opt-out provision” back in July 2010. By doing so, the EPA (more…)

Good News For Santa Clarita General Contractors

Northridge Lumber Proudly Serves the Entire Santa Clarita Valley

Well, we have a long way to go to get back to the glory days, but at least the trend is in the right direction.

If you’re a general contractor who bids on new housing development framing projects, the accompanying chart is good news.

Housing Starts Up

These statistics from the National Association of Home Builders shows that single-family housing starts are solidly climbing.

If you have a new project that you need a bid on for framing lumber or any other quantity of building materials, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help supply all your building material needs.

And remember we offer quick and flexible delivery services throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

Santa Clarita Lumber Yard

Q: “Hey Mr. Expert — I live out in Valencia. Do you service the Santa Clarita Valley? We have a shortage of places to get good quality lumber.”

A: We sure do service Santa Clarita!

Santa Clarita Lumber Yard

Northridge Lumber: Serving Santa Clarita

To get from Santa Clarita to Northridge, it’s an easy drive down Interstate 5 to the 405. Get off at Nordhoff at head west. Go a few miles and turn left on Reseda. Then turn right on Parthenia and you’re there!

We offer a full range of products for contractors and homeowners. Count on us for the highest quality timbers, framing lumber, plywood and panel products, finish lumber and decking materials.

Best of all, we offer flexible choices in delivery service. Give us a call today to discuss your needs (818) 349-6701.

Check out some our products:

Expert Advice: Framing Lumber

Q: “Hey Mr. Expert, can you tell me a little more about framing lumber?”

A: “Sure. Framing Lumber consists of all the various types of dimensional lumber.”


Hardwood Lumber

What is hardwood lumber? What is it used for?