|To My Friend Bob
posted by: Richard, May 10 10:30
Today I learned the news of one of my closest and dearest friend of mine had succumbed to a year long battle with a blood cancer. I met Bob Osterman over 20 years ago when he walked into my family lumber business and befriended me. He was one of the most brilliant people I had ever met and got to know. Bob knew that I sold a product that should be selling on the Internet long before most people even knew what the words e-commerce meant. He had a vision, and the two of us collaborated and he built a web-site for my family business. Before long, orders were coming in from the web and UPS was at our door almost every day. Our advertising moved from print ad in the back of wood magazines to search engines before there was a Google.
Throughout my career I remained friends with Bob. He was always there to guide me in my business affairs. He had many degrees in business and business consultation. He started many businesses and when I came to Feldman he was my strength, and was responsible for building and putting in place all the mechanisms of the Feldman Wood Products web-site.
The two of us spent untold hours working together brainstorming and developing what is feldmanwoodproducts.com. Without Bob’s brilliance and his programming abilities the task I was responsible for when I joined Feldman, building your company's web-site, would never have been possible. Bob made me look good.
Bob was always there for me when ever there was a question I needed answered, or to help me accomplish things that you and our customers wanted to have done. We sometimes worked for hours together, he in his office which was his basement, where all his servers are stored. I sitting at my desk trying to understand some of the geeky things he would explain to me.
For Bob it was never just do what I asked, although he always managed to get it done. Bob always wanted to teach me as much as he could so I really understood what was involved in accomplishing the task at hand. He had a way of getting things done and never wanted me to take the short cut but wanted me to do things the right way. And one thing about a computer programmer, they always want to do things the best way the right way no matter what is involved or how long it took.
I am really going to miss Bob and his family will too. I attended his wake today and will be at his funeral service tomorrow. Bob is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth, his Son Michael and his beautiful daughter Emily. In Bob's honor and for all of us to remembeer, that if not for Bob, there would be no web-site, there would be no nightly uploads, which I have done almost every evening for all of us for the past 13 years. Tonight and tomorrow night there will be no uploads as we remember my dearest friend who I am missing and saddened so very much that he is gone.
Best regards, Richard Kahn Sales Manager Feldman Wood Products Co. Inc.
|New Redwood Lumber in Heart 'B' Just Unloaded
posted by: , Apr 26 11:13
|We have just received a beautiful load of high grade redwood lumber. The Heart 'B' grade is just about the best grade available in the market today. It is primarily a clear one face and two edge product, that is available in 2x4,2x6, and 4x4 sizes. Available in lengths up to twenty feet. For the true lumber connoisseur, it doesn't get much better than this!|
For more information on this lovely decking product, please call your sales rep. or any of our knowledgeable inside sales staff.
|Our Hearts and Prayers
posted by: Richie Kahn, Dec 14 16:04
|From all of the staff at Feldman Wood Products, our hearfelt condolences go out to all the victims of this terrible tragedy in Newtown Ct. Please give your children a special hug tonite and keep them close to your hearts.|
|Welcome Rings End Lumber to our growing list of Telestep Distribution partners
posted by: rgk, Nov 28 14:36
|We are happy to announce that the The Worlds First Telescoping Ladder, Telesteps, can now be purchased at all 14 Rings End Lumber Yards and Paint stores. We welcome our partnership with Rings End Lumber and look forward to growing the Telestep brand through all their retail outlets. Their main branch in Darien is located at 181 West Avenue and you can reach their sales department at 203-655-2525 where any of their trained sales staff will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.|
|Welcome the following dealers to the Telestep Distribution Chain
posted by: rgk, Oct 26 17:46
|Excelsior Lumber Company: 140 Hamburg Tpk. Butler, N.J. 07405 973-838-1515|
Garfield Lumber : 260 Lanza Ave. Garfield, N.J. 07026 718-447-2122
|Welcome the Following Telestep Stocking Dealers
posted by: rgk, Oct 25 14:30
|We are happy to announce the following dealers are now stocking a variety of Telestep Telescoping ladders. |
Interstate Lumber Greenwich: 184 South Water Street, Greenwich Ct. 203-531-8050
Interstate Lumber Newtown: 46 Swamp Rd., Newtown Ct. 203-364-0074
Interstate Lumber Shrub Oaks: 1248 East Main Street, Shrub Oaks, N.Y. 914-245-5050
18 Lumber: 632 Highway 18 East Brunswick, N.J. 732-257-6004
Roe Brothers Lumber: 65 Maple Ave., Florida N.Y. 845-651-4025
Route 52 Supply: 1973 Rt.52, Hopewell Junction, N.Y. 845-896-2099
Pelham Lumber: 437 5th Ave. Pelham N.Y. 914-738-0288
Riverhead Building Supply 21 Railroad Ave., East Hampton N.Y. 631-324-0300
|The Worlds First Telescoping Ladder Now Available At Feldman
posted by: rgk, Oct 13 09:51
|We are very excited to offer our customers, The Worlds First Telescoping Ladder!|
Just 30 inches when closed; expanding to12.5 Feet when fully extended. The 12.5 foot TELESTEPS provides the equivalent standing height of a 16 foot extension ladder in a lightweight and easy to store package. With this ladder under your arm, you will be well prepared for every situation.
For more information and product knowledge, click the link below to visit their website. To see available stock click on the Regal Manuf. link on the left hand side of the page.
|Welcome Williams Lumber and Home Center
posted by: RGK, Oct 05 10:53
|We are happy to announce that Williams Lumber and Home Centers will now be stocking redwood lumber and decking.|
For 63 years, Williams Lumber has been meeting the needs of the community in the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions for hardware, lumber, building materials, millwork, masonry and more.
With stores located in Rhinebeck, Hopewell, Tannersville, Highfalls, Saltpoint and Hudson New York, you will be able to find 5/4x6 construction heart Redwood decking along with a full compliment of components necessary to build that beautiful backyard deck or garden structure you always dreamed of. You can visit their web-site at the link below and discover the beauty of shopping at Williams Lumber.
|Welcome Jaeger Lumber
posted by: RGK, Aug 21 16:34
|We are happy to announce the addition of Jaeger Lumber to the growing list of stocking dealers of California Redwood decking lumber and components. Jaeger lumber with multiple locations in New Jersey now has lumber on the ground at their Point Pleasant Beach location. If you stop in and see Bobby, Mike or Neil or any of their other sales staff, they would be happy to assist you and answer all your questions about your next deck or outdoor garden project. They can be reached at 732-899-9663 and on the web at www.jaegerlumber.com|
|Welcome Family Lumber
posted by: rgk, Jun 18 12:37
|We would like to welcome Family Lumber to our growing list of Redwood Dealers. They are now stocking 5/4x6 eased edge decking and can answer any of your decking questions. Family Lumber located at 140 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage, N.Y. services all of Nassau County with a full line of building products. You reach them at 516-735-5100 and speak to Chris, Peter, Joe or any of their staff and they will be happy to assist you with your next decking project!|
|New Product Announcement
posted by: rgk, May 08 18:15
|We are happy to announce that Feldman is now distributing the best screw on the market. Welcome Screw Products, Inc. Screw Products specializes in Star Drive wood screws that are self tapping in 305 stainless steel & heat treated hardened steel for interior, exterior and caustic applications. Their screws deep recess star drive provides twice the torque of phillips or square drive and reduces camout and end load. Their Star Drive fasteners will greatly reduce twist off and fastener damage and provide a longer bit life. Fasteners sizes range from 1” to 14” lengths. You can visit thier site by clicking here www.screw-products.com/index.htm|
|Welcome Litchfield Hills Nursery
posted by: rgk, Apr 16 15:51
|You can now purchase Redwood Raised Garden Beds at Litchfield Hills Nursery, located at 395 Torrington Road in Litchfield, Ct. 06759. You can reach them at 860-567-9374 and ask for John Acerbi. John will be happy to help you with all your gardening needs. |
|Welcome Robert Lani Nursery
posted by: rgk, Mar 29 10:24
|We are pleased to welcome Robert Lani Nursery to our list of dealers who are now stocking Redwood Raised Garden Beds. Located at Route 23 in Wyndham, N.Y. 12496, you can stop in and say hello to Robert and he and his staff will be happy to assist you with all your gardening needs. They can be reached at 518-734-3489.|
|Welcome GNH Lumber
posted by: rgk, Mar 19 16:16
|We are happy to announce that GNH Lumber located in Greenville New York will now be stocking Redwood Raised Garden Beds. If you are in the neighborhood stop in and see Kevin at the sales counter and he will be happy to answer your questions and you can see their beautiful display. GNH Lumber is located at 11513 Route 32 in Greenville, N.Y. 12083. Their phone number is 518-966-5333. |
|Welcome Twin Boro Lumber
posted by: RGK, Feb 27 14:38
|We are happy to welcome Twin Boro Lumber & Supply Center to our growing list of dealers stocking California Redwood. You can contact Tom and Tom Jr. at (908) 245-9350|
and they will be happy to help you with all your decking needs. Twin Boro Lumber is located at 162 W 1st Ave, Roselle, NJ07203.
|Welcome Abby's Parkside Nursery & Florist
posted by: rgk, Feb 13 18:24
|We would like to welcome our newest stocking dealer of Redwood Raised Garden Beds. Located at 3333 Merrick Rd, Wantagh, New York 11793. You can reach them at 516-221-1133 or on the web at www.abbysnursery.com.|
When you stop in ask for Eric, Mark or any of their sales staff and they will be happy to assist you with all your gardening needs. As they prepare for the upcoming gardening season they have on display their new Raised Garden Beds.
|Welcome Mahopac Railroad Tie Corp.
posted by: , Feb 13 18:22
|We would like to welcome to our growing list of redwood lumber stocking dealers, Mahopac Railroad Tie. Located at 911 Route 6 in Mahopac, New York, www.decklumber.com/|
They will be stocking a complete line of Redwood Lumber to satsfy any decking, landscape design or garden structure project you could imagine. In addition to a complete line of products they will also stock 6x6 posts in lengths from 16 foot to 20 foot.
You can reach them at 845-628-8111 and ask for Brian. He will be happy to assist and answer all your decking questions.
|New For 2012
posted by: RGK, Feb 07 15:21
|For the gardening enthusiast, we are now offering Redwood Raised Garden Beds. Beautiful and simple to assemble, made from genuine California Redwood this is the answer to low back pain and bad knees for those who love their gardening. For more info contact your salesperson or one of our inside sales reps and we will be happy to answer your questions. Planting season is coming soon so get your raised garden beds ready now!|
|Welcome US Lumber..........
posted by: rgk, Oct 20 17:21
|We are happy to announce that you can now find Redwood Decking Lumber and components at US Lumber located at 8 Merrick Road Lynbrook, New York 11563. You can reach them at 516-599-0095. Just ask for Scott, Jay, Dennis or Carl and they will be able to help you with all your decking needs..|
|Please note the following....
posted by: RGK, Sep 02 11:06
|Effective immediately, Feldman will no longer be distributing Ornamental Mouldings products. Before we return the inventory to the manufacturer, we are offering what we have on the ground at discounted prices. If you are interested in any of their products, Korbels, Plinth Blocks, Rosettes or lineal moulding, please contact the office ASAP.|
|New Redwood Items Ready for Delivery
posted by: , Jul 26 11:33
|We are now stocking 6x6 Redwood posts in 16,18 and 20 foot lengths. We also have available 1x6 tongue and groove Clear Heart for siding and 2x12x16 foot timbers for deck construction. The 2x12 and the 6x6 is milled in our Classic Heart grade which allows for sound tight knots. |
|Welcome Sorenson Lumber
posted by: , Jul 01 09:57
|We are happy to add another stocking dealer to our growing list of Redwood distributors. Sorenson Lumber located at 64 Glen Cove Ave. Glen Cove, N.Y. 11542 now has a full line of Redwood Lumber in stock and ready for delivery to your door. Just dial 51-6671-2526 and ask for Chris, Tom or Norman and they will be happy to help you with your next deck project. |
|Welcome Garber Building Supply
posted by: rgk, Jul 01 09:50
|We are happy to announce Garber Building Supply located at 98 Greenfield Ave. in Staten Island, N.Y. 10304 will now be stocking a full line of Redwood Lumber to satisfy your next deck or garden structure project. You can reach them at 718-447-2122 and just ask for Chris, Matt, Ernie or Rick and they will be happy to assist you with all your decking questions and needs.|
|Welcome Standard Supply Company.....
posted by: RGK, Jun 10 14:33
|We are once again happy to announce that Standard Supply located at Route 33 & 66 in Neptune New Jersey 07753, will be stocking California Redwood decking and components. They will have a full line of Redwood product to satisfy all your decking needs. You can reach them at 732-922-1200, just ask for Fred or Tom and they will be happy to assist you. You can visit them online at www.standardsupplyco.org.|
|Welcome Forest Lumber.......
posted by: RGK, Jun 08 15:24
|Like the wild fires of California our stocking dealer list continues to grow quickly. We are delighted to announce our newest stocking dealer of Beautiful California Redwood Lumber. Forest Lumber located at 86 Route 46, in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey 07046, will have a full compliment of Redwood Lumber on the ground to fulfill your decking needs. Just Call Tom or Kevin Eckert at 973-334-7744 and they will be happy to assist you. |
|Welcome Centre Millwork and Woodstock Lumber...
posted by: RGK, Jun 07 10:11
|We are happy to add two more lumber dealers to the growing list of stocking dealers of California Redwood. |
Centre Millwork & Supply Company located at 669 Long Beach Rd. in Long Beach, NY. You can reach them at 516-432-6566 and just ask for Tim, Billy, Brian or any of the guys behind the counter. They have 5/4x6 decking, 2x2 and 4x4 in stock and ready to ship to your job site.
And in the Upstate New York area you can find 5/4x6 Redwood Decking at Woodstock Lumber, located at 72 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, New York. You can reach them at 845-679-2516. Just ask for Chris or any of the guys behind the counter and tell them the good folks at Feldman sent ya!
|Welcome Edison Millwork and Lumber
posted by: rgk, Jun 07 10:11
|Once again we are happy to announce another new stocking dealer of our beautiful California Redwood decking lumber and components. You can now find in stock and ready for immediate delivery or pick up Redwood Lumber at Edison Millwork and Lumber, located at 9 Old Post Road, Edison N.J.. You can reach them at 732-985-2700. Ask for Angelo and he will be happy to assist you with your next outdoor deck project. |
|Welcome Roe Brothers Building Supply...
posted by: RGK, Jun 07 10:10
|We are happy to announce another new dealer to our growing list of Redwood Lumber stocking dealers. As of this week you may purchase beautiful California Redwood Deck Lumber at Roe Brothers Building Supply located at 65 Maple Ave. Florida, New York, 10921. You can reach them at |
845-651-4025. They will have a full complement of sizes to satisfy your next deck building project.
Ask for Tim, Arnold, Brian or Chuck and they will be happy to help you with your decking needs!
|Welcome Aboard Acra Lumber..
posted by: rgk, Jun 06 11:35
|We would like to welcome to our list of stocking dealers of our beautiful California Redwood, Acra Building Supply. Acra located at 291 Main Street in Cairo New York, will be stocking a complete line of Redwood Decking products for your next outdoor deck project. You can call Joe or Kaz at 518-622-9649 and they will be happy to help you with all your decking needs!|
|Redwood Lumber now available in New Jersey at Madison Township Lumber..
posted by: Richie, May 25 11:49
|We are happy to announce that Madison Township Lumber located on Route 34 in Matawan NJ will now be stocking 5/4x6 Classic Heart Redwood Decking and other redwood components to build the perfect deck. You can reach them at 732-687-9196. Ask for Anthony Martorana JR. who can answer all your questions and help you with your lumber needs.|
posted by: rgk, May 08 18:02
|Redwood gives you the versatility to let your dreams become reality. Whether you're working in tight space or on a rolling landscape, let redwood capture your imagination and bring elegant outdoor living to your home.|
|To learn more about Redwood and our supplier partnership...
posted by: RGK, May 08 17:53
|If you would like to learn more about Redwood and the lumber we are selling, please click here to read a great story.... www.californiaredwoodco.com/our-company/our-story/|
|Next two trucks with new items set to arrive the week of the 16th
posted by: RGK, May 06 19:04
|The next two trucks of Redwood will arrive at our yard the week of the 16th and will have two new items aboard. At our dealers requests we will have 1x12 S1S2E Classic Heart in 16 foot lengths, 4x4 in 12 foot lengths. If there is room on the truck we will try to add the 2x8 and the 6x6 posts. |
|Welcome Aboard Heights Lumber Company
posted by: RGK, May 06 19:01
|We are pleased to announce that Heights Lumber located in Newburgh New York will be stocking California Redwood Decking. They will have it on the ground and ready to ship to their customers the week of May 9th. They will have a tremendous variety ranging from 5/4x6 and 2x6 and all the components necessary to build a complete deck. They are located at 3 Windsor Highway in Newburgh,New York. Call Charlie or Glen at 845-561-1750. |
|Official Announcement on Home Channel News
posted by: RGK, Apr 29 08:42
|Please visit our friends at Home Channel News to read our latest PR release! |
Redwood is now in stock and ready to ship! Get your orders in early for the upcoming deck season.
|The Redwood Has Arrived As Promised!!
posted by: RGK, Apr 21 21:41
|Our first truck of 5/4x6 Redwood Decking has just been unloaded and the lumber looks great. The tallies are as follows:|
2 units of 8 foot with 192 pieces per unit.
There are 5 units of 10'and 12' mixed, 7 units of 14'and 16' mixed and 4 units of 18'and 20' mixed. If you want to know the exact amount of pieces of each length in a unit call the office and we can give you the exact tally and you can pick which units you want.
Do not wait as the demand is quite strong and this first truck will go fast.
The 2" decking, posts and balusters are due end of next week or the first week in May! Keep checking back here for updates or contact your sales rep for info.
|The Redwood Renaissance Has Begun!!!!!!!!
posted by: rgk, Apr 04 21:57
|Feldman is happy to announce a newly formed distribution agreement with one of the largest producers of California Redwood. We should be receiving our first trucks of beautiful Redwood Decking lumber by the end of the month and we will be ready to ship to you by the first week in May. We will be stocking "Classic Heart" an All Heart Redwood decking product highly sought after for outdoor deck building and garden structure projects. We will have 2x4,2x6,4x4,2x2 and 5/4x6 in lengths up to 20 foot long.|
Contact Richie in the office or your sales rep for dealer promotions and pre-arrival order discounts!
Redwood is back, be the dealer who the consumer goes to for their next outdoor deck built with California Redwood!!!
|The Teak is in!!!
posted by: rgk, Mar 15 16:19
|Boaters drop your motors! The Burmese Teak has arrived and it is the nicest looking lumber you will ever see. 1x6 and 1x8 in 8 foot and 12 foot lengths. Call your sales rep for pricing details.|
|Another new item..............
posted by: rgk, Mar 05 14:11
|Our Hardwood Program just keeps getting bigger and better. Due in Next Friday we will be stocking 1/2"x3-1/2" S4S poplar. This is a great substitute for clear pine if you are going to paint and poplar can be stained as well if so desired. The code for the poplar will be WW124RL. Also, the Teak is scheduled to land in our warehouse on the 15th. Ask your salesperson for information on the pre-arrival 20% special!!! |
|Sapele is here!
posted by: rgk, Jan 19 07:53
|The Sapele has arrived and is absolutely beautiful. Every board is 100% defect free and completely sellable. Available in 1x6, 1x8 and 1x12. The lengths are beautiful the 1x12 is almost all 16 footers. Take a few boards in to stock and see how quickly it sells. Ask your sales rep. about quantity discounts!|
|The "Perfect Board"
posted by: rgk, Sep 16 15:39
|Who wouldn't want to be able to offer their customers the "perfect Board?" Now you can with Feldman's 100% defect free Oak and Maple veneered board. Defect free, edge to edge and end to end. Solid edge and perfectly matched veneers on the faces. All 16 foot lengths and perfect for those applicatons where a seam just will not cut it. Ask your sales person for more information on the "Perfect Board" today!|
|Just in and ready for delivery!
posted by: RGK, Jun 30 16:08
|We just unpacked the poplar wainscot, cap and base. For the smoothest finish in solid wood for that paint application, try the new poplar packaged wainscot and matching cap and base. Wainscot sold in beautiful shrink wrapped packages with 6 pieces 8 foot per bundle, and the cap and base are sold by the piece in 8 foot lengths. And for the cherry or maple media room why not discover the benefits of solid cherry and maple wainscot panels and mouldings too. Ask your salesperson for more info on these new exciting products!|
posted by: Rgk, Mar 30 22:56
|I think we forgot to mention the new Cherry and Maple Wainscot has arrived! New from Ornamental Mouldings, this is the perfect compliment to the new cherry and maple mouldings program. And lest we forget, we are now stocking the ES11 raised panel moulding and the two most popular nose and coves for making your raised panel walls. Just click on the Appalachian link on the left and you can find the items with prices and pics. Have fun!|
|Set Yourself Apart From The Competition
posted by: rgk, Oct 20 22:35
|The Cherry and Maple mouldings have arrived and oh this is beautiful material. Our mouldings are all clear and smooth like a babies butt. You will be shocked at the quality and so will your customers. Show it and it will sell. |
Ask your salesperson or call the office for information on our stocking dealer program.
|At At Feldman Feldman We We See See Double Double
posted by: rk, Oct 08 21:50
|Do you know that we can duplicate almost any profile? If you have that crazy one of a kind moulding, or need to have something duplicated in almost any species of wood, just fax in your profile and we can quote you. Whether it is 10 feet or 1000 feet we have mills that can satisfy your needs. Don't look anywhere else. Call your salesperson or one of our office staff, and we will have you a price in a flash.|
|Stair Parts and Accessories
posted by: rgk, Jul 28 09:55
|We are happy to announce a distribution agreement with Stair Parts Direct and can provide you with quick turn-a-round on all your stair part needs. Please click here www.stairpartsdirect.net to visit their site and learn more about their products.|
posted by: Rich, Apr 24 17:18
|Once again we added a few new items. Please note item O164, the 4-1/4" oak special casing. And the MD3667, 2-1/4" MDF colonial casing in 7 foot lengths and the P234 3-1/4" fluted pilaster 10 foot lengths in clear pine. All in stock and ready to ship.|
|Just a little article on Hardwood Moulding.....
posted by: Rich, Apr 24 17:17
|Courtesy of Building Products Digest August 2005 issue|
posted by: Rich, Apr 24 17:17
|Do you know that Feldman Wood Products can duplicate your custom profiles? Just fax us your drawings and quantities needed and we will call you with a price right away. We can duplicate profiles in almost any species of wood such as poplar, cherry, mahogany, red oak etc. Just fax a drawing to 516-248-4692 attention Richie and you will be called back the same day. |
|The Sweet Smell of Cedar
posted by: rgk, Apr 24 17:17
|Do you know that Feldman Wood Products is one of the largest suppliers of packaged Aromatic Cedar Closet Lining? We always have in stock and ready for shipment whatever it is you need. For more information on installation and specifications please visit www.aromaticcedar.com|