At Almquist Lumber we are proud to be recognized as a center for the woodworking and wood-loving communities in Humboldt County, California. We are located in the city of Arcata, and our position on the North Coast of California puts us right in the center of a very active woodworking community.

"The staff at Almquist Lumber know what they’re talking about when it comes to woodworking. Almquist has a wide selection of quality woodworking materials to choose from and the staff is wonderful! I feel comfortable sending my students to them."


Sarah Hollowell, Woodworking Instructor at Humboldt State University


"Almquist has a great selection of tools and fine woods, and a staff that is eager to help...I feel very fortunate to have a store of their caliber available."


Doralee, woodworker and retired woodworking teacher at College of the Redwoods, California


"Almquist Lumber provides the best possible products and the staff are specialists in their field always ready to lend a helping hand."


Ray Dennison, Rose Creek Woodworks


Susan Bicknell

"There are three things that make woodworking in Humboldt County not only enjoyable, but possible. They are Almquist Lumber, the CR Construction Technology program, and the Humboldt Woodworking Society."


Susan Bicknell, Rosebud Woodworking, Head of Forestry Department, Humboldt State University


Larry Dern

"From the back of a truck, from Blue Lake and now Arcata, Almquist continues to deliver."


Larry Dern, Woodworker


Paul Kinsey

"I know with confidence Almquist Lumber has the materials, tools and machinery for the beginning student or professional woodworker."


Paul Kinsey, Professor of Construction Technology, College of the Redwoods


Art Zich

"It's amazing that we have a store like Almquist in our area."


Art Zich, Woodworking Enthusiast


Joel McCoy

"My clients want attention to detail. Almquist gives me the resources to provide options to my clients."


Tom Tellez, cabinetmaker


Tim Thornton

"Versatile, adaptive, positive relationship, accomodating...all words used to describe Almquist Lumber."


Tim Thornton, Owner, Mad River Woodworks