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Scandal! Long Island Lobster sold in Maine Fish Market.

Would a fish market in Maine sell lobster from away? Fuhgeddaboudit. If you live in Maine why would you buy a lobster from Long Island? There's plenty of lobstermen in Maine and there are plenty of lobsters. The answer is, you wouldn't. So why would you buy a pine board from Georgia? There's plenty of loggers in Maine, there's plenty of mills, and there certainly is plenty of pine. The answer is, you aren't presented with [...]

By |2021-04-23T16:14:21+00:00April 21st, 2021|Letters|0 Comments

Food trucks/Community/Lumber store

We fully embody the premise of supporting local communities. This is why we purchase our wood almost exclusively from small mills. And we also fully believe in supporting our own local community right here in Cape Elizabeth. To that end we have partnered with the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, sponsor Cape baseball and lacrosse, provide a highly visible, safe space to sell Girl Scout cookies or wreaths for the hockey team. We offer our advice to [...]

By |2021-04-21T20:07:47+00:00April 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Log Siding Chic

Be the first person in your cul de sac to be country chic!!! I was really hoping that log siding might be the new hip thing. Much like a deer head mounted on the wall of a fancy Manhattan Condo. It seems out of character and that is what makes it cool. Right? So when the mills told me to carry log siding at my store I thought...I'm not sure how this is going to go over in Cape [...]

By |2021-04-21T19:59:38+00:00April 8th, 2021|Letters|0 Comments

Wood Nerd?

I have been referred to, by friends and others, as a wood nerd. Most likely because I own a wood store and most my conversations relate to wood but I believe upon closer examination you would agree with me that I am more of a story nerd. Read the passage below and answer questions 22-25 Anna and Don walked into the Lumbery and were greeted by a fine fellow who introduced himself as Mike. Good day [...]

By |2021-04-21T19:58:01+00:00March 30th, 2021|Letters|0 Comments

Maine Homes Magazine

 “There’s a local movement for everything, but somehow the synapses don’t connect when it comes to wood.” —Michael Friedland We are so psyched to be featured in this months edition of Maine Homes by Downeast. Our basic message seems to be resonating. If you live in Maine shouldn't you have an opportunity to buy Maine wood and support small Maine mills. Farmers can sell their goods at farmers markets, restaurants and even grocery stores but wood mills have [...]

By |2021-04-21T19:51:13+00:00March 25th, 2021|Letters|0 Comments

Road Trip!!!

 “I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” —Piglet   That's right my friend. I am brimming with excitement. Tomorrow Ryan and I are heading to the great north to visit some old mill friends and meet some new mill friends.  We have our snowboards snagged to the Fuso just in case some mountains get in our way. First we head to Rangeley area, then towards Presque Isle, then onwards to Houlton. Our goals are to A) [...]

By |2021-04-21T19:37:41+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Letters|0 Comments

Supply and Demand

It is March and mills are already low on supply. This is a very big concern. Believe it or not I am worried. My biggest fear is to own a wood store that does not have any wood. I called two mills yesterday. One said that I can possibly receive more inventory in May and the other mill simply said that they were sold out of their inventory for the entire summer. We, at the Lumbery, are going [...]

By |2021-04-21T19:32:29+00:00March 16th, 2021|Letters|0 Comments

Pooh was right!

You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. We have to go to them sometimes. -Winnie the Pooh I must admit that I live a bloody good life. My job is to visit mills, meet really cool, talented, resourceful, hard working people and buy the dopest, highest quality wood I have ever seen at any lumber store ever! And the stories...they are just too good.  Duane Dewey needs to actually [...]

By |2021-04-03T12:58:27+00:00February 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Valentines

Who knew a lumber and hardware store could be so romantic? Good wood always makes my heart beat faster. Maybe it'll work for you too. Stop in and grab your gift or gift card this week...or simply learn some Tips and Tricks from the Pros on finding Studs:) To get us ready for the big day here are some fantastic V-Day quote's to make you smile. "Love thy neighbor—and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, [...]

By |2021-04-05T15:16:47+00:00February 9th, 2021|Letters|0 Comments

Reclaimed Has Arrived

There is something special about lines, wrinkles and blemishes. Now available at the Lumbery, reclaimed lumber! Perfect for shelving, bookcases, frames, counters, tables, more and more. And no, the old guy is not for sale. He's just smiling because he picked up some beautiful boards. Come see for yourself the beauty of reclaimed wood and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for current pics of new arrivals. Michael Friedland and the entire Lumbery Crew LUMBERY mainewood@lumbery-me.com www.lumbery-me.com      Promoting Sustainability [...]

By |2021-04-05T15:17:45+00:00February 3rd, 2021|News|0 Comments

Carbon Capture Technology

I read the news a lot. Too much actually. And I follow stocks a lot. Again too much. Recently I have been intrigued by carbon capture technology. It sounds amazing. Too much carbon in the atmosphere? Well let's just remove it. But it's a double edged sword. You see...the biggest investors in carbon capture are the biggest polluters. Yes, I am all for any scientific advances that help reduce carbon emissions but I don't want it to [...]

By |2021-04-05T15:18:29+00:00January 18th, 2021|News|0 Comments

On Thin Ice

Yesterday I fell through the ice at Great Pond. For all of you that do not know Great Pond, it is, when the conditions are right, the most magical place on the planet, especially if you like ice skating. I was on the ice with my wife and friend Lisa. We had reached the other side of the pond when we started to hear the ice crack with the shifting of our weight. Lisa headed away from [...]

By |2021-04-05T15:21:09+00:00January 13th, 2021|Letters|0 Comments

2020 Best

2020 was a dark year for so many reasons but, for me, there was one person, above all others, that gave me hope. And I don't use the word "hope" lightly. At one point I had brought my son to the ER 4 times in 5 days. I contacted his primary care provider on the weekend but the on-call nurse never got back to me after repeated attempts. Then on Monday I finally got through to [...]

By |2021-02-19T13:12:23+00:00January 1st, 2021|Letters|0 Comments

4 Days Left

CORRECTION. We will be closed on Friday so there are actually only 4 days remaining to take advantage of 30% off all in-stock lumber. My personal favorites include the cedar shiplap and the 2 inch thick premium pine. Check out our site for inventory and current pricing. Hope to see y'all soon. Michael Friedland, and the entire Lumbery crew LUMBERY mainewood@lumbery-me.com Promoting Sustainability - Supporting Local Communities      LUMBERY 287 Ocean House Road Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107 207-835-7023www.lumbery-me.com

By |2020-12-30T15:50:25+00:00December 28th, 2020|Letters|0 Comments

Sale Ends Friday-(Cheesy Promotional Video)

HUZZAH! Here is our attempt at a Cheesy promotional video! This video might be funny but this sale is no joke. 30% off all in stock lumber is a crazy good deal. Now is the perfect time to consider your cedar sauna or plan ahead for your cedar or PT deck. We have incredible, thick, premium pine for exposed shelving and gorgeous counters. Not to mention dimensional lumber and many items you cannot find anywhere else. Check [...]

By |2021-01-28T16:04:41+00:00December 27th, 2020|Letters|0 Comments

Truly Great Video

We all have a dream, right? And we put in the hard work. But it's rare that you get to see your progress and the results. I put this video together for myself and my colleagues but it is too good not to share. Follow along as we turn this old Cumberland Farms into a beautiful new store. Yvonne Chouinard would be so proud. Stop in soon to buy some last minute stocking stuffers (gift cards, [...]

By |2021-01-28T16:01:54+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Letters|0 Comments

Tool Lending Library!

What a fantastic gift for anyone!!!  A one year membership to a tool lending library! $50,000 worth of tools that are now yours. Go on. Go online, pick out your tool, and Huzzah! We will have it all ready for you. Ladders, tile saw, compressors, framing, siding, roofing, trim guns, staging, toilet augers, power tools, hand tools... Check out our online inventory- We have some more tools to upload and we are adding more everyday. Now until Christmas we are offering 10% [...]

By |2020-12-28T15:34:00+00:00December 18th, 2020|Letters|0 Comments

The Lumbery On TV?!?!?!

Channel 6 News Story They say don't let a little fame go to your head. Well it's too late. Our agent, as we speak, is trying to sell our manuscript titled "Captain Plant-it" to some major players. I mean you cannot spell Hollywood without WOOD!. We are destined for glamour. I presume my role would be played by Michael B. Jordan(the actor) and Ryan's role would be played by William Shatner. But seriously-We are supremely flattered [...]

By |2021-01-28T16:02:29+00:00December 17th, 2020|Letters|0 Comments

Moose Slicer!

Local Sourcing-Lumbery Style!! Fact- We love stories. Did you know that the cordless chainsaw at Butler's Cedar Shakes doubles as a moose slicer? Did you read about the fire at Yoder's sawmill in Corinna last week? Probably not. Why would you? In fact I didn't learn about it till I spoke with Jim yesterday. Connections are created with objects and people when we learn more about them. When I came up with the concept of the Lumbery I presumed [...]

By |2021-01-28T16:03:41+00:00December 15th, 2020|Letters|0 Comments

Oops. Rookie mistake.

On Friday I sent out a mailer proclaiming 30% off all in-stock lumber. My distributor called me 5 minutes later asking..."Do you know what you're doing?" This is because lumber is traded on the commodities market and there has been a perfect storm brewing. Demand is high and inventory is low due to the pandemic causing prices to surge. He said he had never seen anything like this. The price I paid for my lumber 1 month ago [...]

By |2020-12-24T15:42:54+00:00December 14th, 2020|Letters|0 Comments

Beer Caddies are Back!!!

It's ironic. We spend months and months of research and interviews to determine if there is actually a need for locally sourced lumber in Maine. Then we spend months coming up with a proper business model...but as it turns out there is actually a greater need to have a proper transport container for your suds. Go figure. We cannot keep these caddies on the shelf. Yesterday I actually had to meet our dealer in a Denny's parking lot in Auburn [...]

By |2020-12-14T21:01:48+00:00December 9th, 2020|Letters|0 Comments

I’m a Cape man, I’m a Cape Cape Man, I’m a Cape Man!

Our store has been open for just about 3 weeks and the reaction that we are receiving from the local community, carpenters, homeowners, contractors and the press has been unbelievable. Here are some of the quotes: "You just saved me a trip to Home Depot. Thank you thank you thank you." "How didn't I know this place existed? Are you a chain?" "I would have been happy for anyone to move into this abandoned building but [...]

By |2020-12-13T21:13:32+00:00December 8th, 2020|Letters|0 Comments

Holiday Gifts!

Did you know that the Lumbery also has great holiday gifts including, beer caddies, wooden puzzles, games, ornaments, hats and T's? We are trying to make it easier than ever to shop local. Gift cards are also available. Note: We sold out of our beer caddies and will be receiving more on Wednesday. Make sure to reserve yours today. These items and more will soon be available in our online shop but for now it's best to [...]

By |2020-12-13T20:28:14+00:00December 7th, 2020|Letters|0 Comments

Hidden Messages, EH?

Lately I've been thinking about the Earth, also known as  planEt tHree If you happen to remove the letters "E" and "H" you are all-too- conveniently left with the words "Plant Tree". Eddie Van Halen, who sadly passed away this year, all-too- coincidentally has the initials "E.H" And Eddie Van Halen is known for his famous quote "I'm just a guitarist in a kick-ass rock and roll band. What more could I ask for?" Then if you unscramble the bold letters above AOCLDWOLO You get "Local Wood" It is obvious the universe [...]

By |2021-01-27T18:21:04+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Letters|0 Comments
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