Almquist Lumber may be the only lumber yard that has a dedicated arts and craft gallery right in our store. We display and sell locally made furniture and woodcrafts, as well as other types of fine art. We are proud to support many local non-profits, and always welcome our customers' canines into our dog-friendly establishment.
Our current display features photography and creative framing by Jamie Ford of Stone Coyote Photography and Frameworks.
Jamie has had a camera in his hands since childhood but has become a more serious photographer over the past 15 years. His photography has led him on adventures in South Africa, Namibia, and thru-hikes of the Pacific Crest, John Muir and Lost Coast Trails as well as back roads throughout the U.S. The images displayed here are a collection of mixed work predominantly from Namibia.
Jamie began custom framing out of a desire to create three-dimensional art pieces from two-dimensional photographs. Over the years he has expanded his framing media from hardwoods to stone, cement, tile, metal and salvaged materials in order to find the best union between print and frame. These images were captured digitally and printed on canvas, then an element from the subject was incorporated into the theme of the frame.
This collection represents one of Jamie’s favorite subjects, finite creations slowly making their return to the earth. The titles of these images reflect the emotional responses the artist felt through the evolution of their creation, emotions that are uniquely human and shared by all of us.
Pictured are three examples of the works on display.
Come on in and see the rest of these wonderful images.
We were happy to help our woodworking customers Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor start their chocolate factory here at Almquist Lumber. The smell of chocolate blending with our usual wood aromas was quite pleasant. Dick Taylor Chocolate's operation quickly spread into various corners of the lumber yard, and finally had to move on to their own space in Eureka.
Since the chocolate factory moved on, we have a certified commercial kitchen for rent. If you have a business in need of a nice space with guaranteed foot traffic, please call 707.825.8880 for details.
We also have a winery in the back of the yard, sharing space with our milling department. Another customer, building contractor Kevin Patskowsky, is now making his Heart's Leap Wine here. Check with us for the next opportunity for a tasting.