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We at Reel Lumber Service are proud of our history. We have been in the hardwood lumber business for over 80 years. Reel Lumber was founded by E.G. Reel in 1932 during the depression. He began his business by stocking approximately ten species of hardwood lumber at our original yard located on 63 rd St. in Los Angeles.

Since 1932, Reel Lumber has undergone many changes. In 1976, Mr. Reel's two sons Don and Gil moved the yard from the original location in Los Angeles to our current distribution yard at 275 E. Santa Ana St., in Anaheim. Through the years we also expanded our product line from the original ten species to over thirty-six different species of lumber. We further expanded by adding hardwood mouldings and plywood.

Shortly after moving to Anaheim, Reel Lumber began acquiring milling machinery including planers, stickers and ripsaws. With this machinery we were able to begin the production of our own hardwood mouldings. In 1982, we expanded our operations by forming a new additional company, Regal Custom Millwork, which began milling our own stock items and producing special run items to our customers' specifications.


As times were changing so were we. In 1983, we began a will-call department where customers could personally come in and select their own material, such as hardwood mouldings, surface lumber, and plywood. This location became so popular with our customers that in 1989 we moved our will-call store to a larger facility. Our will-call operation was moved to its current location at 1321 N. Kraemer Boulevard, Anaheim. Over the years we have since added additional products for our customers' convenience; adhesives, stains, veneers, and corbels to name just a few.

With the success of our Anaheim will-call location, Reel Lumber again expanded. In 1986, we acquired an established lumberyard at 3518 Chicago Avenue in Riverside. From this location we now offer our customers in the Inland Empire area a wide variety of lumber, moulding, and plywood products for either will-call or for delivery.

Our Riverside location also stocks a large selection of woodworking books, magazines, and specialty hand tools. Our goal at Reel Lumber Service is to provide you, our valued customer, with the best quality products available and the best possible service. Our knowledgeable sales staff will gladly call at your location or respond promptly to your telephone or fax inquiries. You can either will-call your material or we will deliver to your location. Thank you for you interest in Reel Lumber's product line.



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