I am sure there are many people out there who have heard we moved our exotic wood warehouse and offices to a new larger facility. We are very excited and proud of the growth of West Penn Hardwoods and thought we’d share some pictures of the warehouse to give you an idea of how much exotic wood we actually have in inventory!
The new facility is approximately 85,000 square feet which has given us more room for the exotic woods you love most, like cocobolo, ebony, olivewood, african blackwood and more. When you enter the warehouse we ask you check in at the offices…we do this because the warehouse is so big we don’t want to lose anyone!! Our offices are where the staff process the orders, check shipping rates, and prepare the documents for shipping out all our mail orders. In the first warehouse room you will find recent imports awaiting unpacking and inventory counting, racks of turning stock to fill outgoing orders and our famous bubinga slabs on catalever racks. This is the area where we package the outgoing orders and the trucking companies can back up to the dock for loading each afternoon.
When you enter the second warehouse you will be amazed by the height of the racks and the sheer quantity of inventory we have at West Penn Hardwoods. We purchase turning stock in container loads so we use this room as overflow storage as well as some filling of outgoing orders.
The third area you will see is the domestic lumber room. Here we have racks along the walls that hold all species of domestic hardwoods, such as oak, maple, cherry and walnut. We also specialize in figured domestic lumber like spalted maple and curly cherry…definitely something for everyone!
At the end of the domestic lumber area is our workshop. We are very excited to have a full working workshop that features a 52″ planer for those big bubinga boards! We will soon be adding a Baker resaw to complete our woodworking ensemble.
If you are ever in the neighborhood of Olean, New York which is on Route 86 in the Southern Tier of Western New York (South of Buffalo) please make a sidetrip to visit our new warehouse. But be sure to give yourself plenty of time as we find people have a hard time leaving all that great wood!
Happy Holidays from the Staff of West Penn Hardwoods…