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    Hiring: Home Improvement & Building Materials Cashier

    in Southern Lumber Employment Opportunities

    Last updated 1 day ago

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    Job Posting Summary

    The Cashier is the first and last employee that a customer sees upon entering or exiting the store. A happy face and pleasant disposition can always be found on our employees, along with a willingness to go out of their way to help a customer in need.

    Southern Lumber requires its Cashiers to exhibit exceptional customer service skills and strong selling abilities to uphold our quality reputation. Our goal is to foster a supportive, rewarding atmosphere for our employees as well as our customers.

    Southern Lumber Company is an independently owned, family business and has an exceptional reputation for quality and service in the Lumber and Building Materials industry. If you’re seeking to work with a company that exhibits these values, we’d like to hear from you.

    This is a non-exempt position and pays $10.15 - $12.00 per hour. We are currently accepting applications for Part-Time positions only.

    For further consideration, please submit your resume today.


    Hiring: Home Improvement & Building Materials Sales Rep

    in Southern Lumber Employment Opportunities

    Last updated 1 day ago

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    Job Posting Summary

    Southern Lumber has immediate opportunities for experienced Home Improvement & Building Materials Sales Professionals who are knowledgeable in one or more of the following areas: Residential Doors, Bathroom Remodeling, Hardwood Flooring, or Building Materials areas like Builders Hardware, Decking, Moulding & Millwork, and Hardwoods.

    We are looking for you to become a valuable member of our Retail Sales Team if you demonstrate strong selling skills, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service abilities to uphold our quality reputation. Our goal is to foster a supportive, rewarding atmosphere for our employees as well as our customers.

    This is a non-exempt position and pays $12.00 - $18.00 per hour depending upon experience and ability to sell.  We are currently accepting applications for Part-Time positions. 

    For further consideration please forward your resume today.


    Design Inspiration for Your New Bathroom Vanity

    Last updated 2 days 7 hours ago

    The most important rule when building or selecting a bathroom vanity is to match the vanity’s style with the overarching design of the bathroom. If you are partial to the look of specialty woods, you will love the rich, elegant look of the wooden vanities and cabinetry options at Southern Lumber. Read on for more design inspiration for your new bathroom vanity.


    Few things look better in a modern bathroom than vanity cabinets made from specialty woods. Not only does wood create contrast in a sleek, sophisticated bathroom, but it provides anti-bacterial benefits as well. Glass doors and open shelving are two of the most popular designs in bathroom cabinetry at the moment.


    Marble is a luxurious material that serves as a beautiful compliment to vanities with wood cabinetry. Tiles and mouldings made of a material such as limestone, granite, or travertine would also look great if you’re going for a modern, luxurious bathroom look. Glass tiles make an ideal countertop for your bathroom vanity, as they have a sleek texture and are easy to clean. They can be found in a wide range of colors that will contrast well with wood cabinetry.

    Lighting and Mirrors

    Well-placed sconces or a stylish chandelier will transform the look of your bathroom vanity. Buying a large, custom-made mirror will add even more brightness to the bathroom while accentuating the beauty of your bathroom vanity. If you have wooden cabinetry in the bathroom, a custom mirror frame made out of the same color wood will create a stunning look.

    Other Considerations

    Pay close attention to the design and color of the sink as this can make or break the look of a bathroom vanity. Hardware near the bathroom vanity—including the towel hanger and faucet handles—should be chosen with consideration to the bathroom vanity as well.

    Southern Lumber is the Bay Area’s top source for specialty woods. We’ve been in business since 1904, and can transform your bathroom with a gorgeous bathroom vanity, hardwood flooring, and even a custom door. Call us at (408) 297-9663 or visit our website for more information

    Understanding the Different Types of Wood Floors

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Wood flooring offers a natural beauty, durability, and bacterial resistance that you won’t find in carpet. But wood flooring has changed over the years, so there are now quite a few options available if you want wood flooring in your home or business. In this article we will cover the four main types of wood floors.

    Unfinished Wood Flooring

    Wood floors need a finish, which is a sealant that protects your floor from daily wear. You can visit your local specialty woods shop and purchase unfinished wood so that your installer can sand and finish it on site. This is usually the best option for those who have a specific color in mind or want to match existing flooring.

    Factory-Finished Wood Flooring

    You can also buy wood floors that are finished by the manufacturer. This type of floor is sanded and finished before you buy it, which makes installation easier and faster than with unfinished wood flooring. Moreover, these floors are ready to walk on as soon as they are installed.

    Solid Wood Flooring

    Solid wood flooring is made from a solid piece of wood that is usually 5/16” to 3/4” thick. Solid wood flooring can be sanded and refinished many times over. It can also be installed above or on grade.

    Engineered Wood Flooring

    This type of wood flooring is made from several layers of authentic wood veneers. The top layer consists of high-quality wood, while each layer underneath features wood grain that runs in different directions. This increases the stability of the floor, which reduces expansions and contractions that occur when humidity and temperature fluctuate.

    If you are looking for hardwood flooring or laminate flooring, come to Southern Lumber, where we have been in business since 1904. Visit our website to see the range of specialty wood products we have to offer you, and call us at (408) 297-9663 if you have any questions about hardwood flooring in your home or business. 

    Tips for Creating Shelving

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Building a shelf may appear simple, but there are a lot of factors involved that affect the structural rigidity and longevity of a shelving unit. If you want to build creative shelving that is not only sturdy but distinctive, woodworking gets slightly more complicated. If you are considering building a shelf from specialty woods, keep these tips in mind to ensure woodworking success.

    Getting Started

    Begin by building the solid wood face frames, rather than the case, because the face frames is what the entire shelving unit is based on. This approach also helps you identify any design and construction flaws early on, when you’re able to correct them without throwing away much wood.

    Cutting and Assembling

    Make the face frames out of standard 3/4” material, using mortise-and-tenon construction. Begin by cutting the tenons on the rails using a table saw and a dado stack. Use those to lay the mortises on the stiles. If you are working with 3/4” material, a good rule of thumb is to make the tenons 1” long and 3/8” thick, and to cut the mortises with a hollow chisel mortiser roughly 11/16” deep. The cases should be made from 3/4” plywood, with 3/4” by 1/2”-deep dadoes cuts on the sides and 3/4” by 1/2” rabbets in the top edge of the side pieces. Drill the adjustable shelf holes next.

    Doors, Shelves, and Back

    Build the doors like you built the face frames, except remember to cut a 3/8” by 3/8” groove on the rails and stiles for the solid wood panel. For the back, use 1/2”-thick ship lapped and beaded material on the top and plywood on the bottom. Cut your shelves with plywood, then nail the moulding to it and sand the shelves.

    The process of making creative shelving takes time and expertise—and Southern Lumber would like to help. We’ve been in business since 1904, offering specialty woods, wood products, and woodworking advice to our customers. Visit our shop in the Bay Area or click over to our website for more information. If you have any questions about our inventory of specialty woods or woodworking tools, please call us at (408) 297-9663.

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