Concrete Forming (Looking Up!)

Concrete Form Panels - Channel Lumber CoHave you ever been stopped under an overpass or bridge and noticed that the underside of the structure looked like plywood?

Recently during my commute I was inching along under a freeway overpass project that Channel Lumber “just happened” to be supplying the form lumber and plywood on. While no one wants to be creeping in traffic, it was a great opportunity to be reminded that virtually everything made out of concrete or cement is really made out of lumber and form panels first.

For over 5 decades Channel Lumber has been relied upon as the experts in forming lumber and plywood. Channel Lumber continues to be THE leader in this important part of urban renewal and infrastructure expansion and improvement for most of Northern California.

Channel Lumber carries the most expansive line of concrete form panels and heavy timbers in the greater Bay Area and has a delivery fleet that is equally impressive to service this important segment of the construction industry.

Please contact us through our website or call (510) 234-0233 with any inquires.

Now Offering Simpson Strong-Tie Products

Simpson Strong-Tie - Channel Lumber CoChannel Lumber is proud to offer a full line of Simpson Strong-Tie products. Simpson Strong-Tie has been a leader in structural products for over 50 years. Their product lines include Structural Connectors, FastenersWood and Steel Strong-Wall® prefabricated shearwalls, Anchor Tiedown Systems for multi-story buildings, Quik Drive® auto-feed screw driving systems, and Anchor Systems for concrete and masonry.

Simpson Strong-Tie is a leader in the industry because their products enable stronger, safer buildings. Channel Lumber now has a wide variety of products in stock and can provide you with any product you need.

Please contact us through our website or call (510) 234-0233 with any inquires.

Channel Lumber: The Invisible Leader

The United States Green Building Council LEED program has transformed the built environment on a global level. From its inception, the LEED program has only recognized the Forest Stewardship Council’s® certified forestry program for the material resources credit (MRc-7). The reason LEED only recognizes Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is because FSC sets and maintains the highest standards for the environmental protections, while allowing the harvesting of forest products.

FSC LEED Certified Wood - Channel LumberIn addition, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) addresses the social and economic responsibilities impacted by logging these same forests. The FSC is a global non-profit, headquartered in Bonn, Germany with regional offices worldwide. The program is administered by accredited 3rd party companies that conduct yearly audits and ensure compliance by all parties in the “chain of custody” program that tracks wood and paper products from forest to end user.

Channel Lumber Co. has adapted to the growing demand for certified wood products and over the past 9 years has built the largest retail inventory of FSC certified lumber and plywood on the ground anywhere in the U.S.!  Channel Lumber has been supplying the increasing LEED projects state and US wide it has done so quietly….. too quietly! Often, while presenting the reasons for using FSC wood products to many California based architectural firms, it has become apparent “word had not gotten out” that FSC products were on the ground, ready for immediate delivery.  I was encountering many firms with projects that were being delayed or had given up trying to source FSC Certified wood for their LEED project–even projects right here in the Bay Area!

Channel Lumber has launched our new website to help architects and project managers as well as concerned project owners source and build with FSC Certified wood products. The good news is that your search and wait is over. In addition to Channel Lumber’s vast inventory of FSC certified products, we can also mill these products to almost any specification. Channel Lumber also has a knowledgeable staff that can assist with submittals for the MRc-7, MRc-5 and EQ4.4 credits in the LEED program. For more information on inventory please visit our FSC products page.

The New And Improved

The team at Channel Lumber is thrilled to announce the launch of our new website. It has been a team effort and we are more than happy with the results. Our aim was to have a site that highlights our quality of products, product availability, service versatility, and our involvement with sustainable building strategies.

With more pictures and more information, our site allows for visitors to get to know us a bit better. Channel Lumber has been serving the Bay Area with lumber, milling, and assembly for over 50 years. The Channel Lumber story is honorable and we are proud to share our history and our goals with our customers.

Channel Lumber fscChannel Lumber is proud to be committed to sustainable and responsible lumber and green building practices. We have a large percentage of products that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®); a global nonprofit created to ensure forest products are harvested in an environmentally sound and socially and economically beneficial manner. With our FSC certified products, we engage in many building projects that are certified in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED); a ranking system that addresses the entire building lifecycle.

Our site extensively lists all of our available products and services. Channel Lumber carries one of the largest lumber inventories in California and we are happy to clearly display our products on our site, giving you insight and ideas on your next project. Channel Lumber is a one-stop shop for your entire project; browse through our extensive products page and begin to visualize your project coming to life.

The experienced and friendly team at Channel Lumber is committed to ensuring you have the highest quality products for your projects partnered with superior customer service. We hope you enjoy our newly designed site as much as we enjoy providing you with sustainable inventory; allowing for a flawless build from start to finish.