While you are in our area, ask us to direct you to Nettle Meadow Farm for their high noon farm tour;
cheese tasting and cheese shop sales 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Come visit us anytime, but be sure to stop in on these special open house dates:

Thurman Maple Days - three sweet weekends in March     |   Thurman Fall Farm Tour Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend (Oct. 8 2016)

Martin's Lumber Home Page  |  Lucyann at Martin's Lumber  |  | Print a Woods Walk Flyer



June 4, 2016
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


  • In true country tradition, Thurman neighbors will join together at Martin's Lumber to welcome guests, each illustrating some facet of man's relationship to and dependence on nature, and his need to sustain the resources that sustain us. Presentations are very informal and interactive, suitable for all ages.

    Join in one of the intermittent guided woods walks with Gary Martin identify trees and learn about selective cutting and wise woodlot management practices. See Gary demonstrate his band-saw mill, explaining how sawyers get the most product and the least waste. He d
    isplays old tools traditionally used by Adirondack woodsmen, and you'll get to see the Martins' new traditional "Dutch" timeber frame barn under construction by Andy LeBlank. See more.

  • Wini Martin demonstrates bead-making. Got stockpiled newspaper and advertising fliers? Ask Wini how she extends the skill to make unique gifts to commemorate a special occasion with her Keepsake Jewelry. Leftover wallpaper? Even kids will fold origami boxes to take home. See stained glass become stepping stone garden accents. See photos.

  • Woodworker John Los (carved wooden spoons, cutting boards, boxes, bowls and rolling pins; also stools and Windsor chairs)
  • Andy LeBlanc and son Zac discuss the timber frame Dutch barn under construction at Martins' and demonstrates his craft in the exquisite joinery..

  • Dawn Findley of Dawn's Delights will offer baked goods, some even especially made for diabetics. Check it out!

  • Dowser Bruce Irwin of Parasearch will help you find an underground vein of water, (weather permitting). Test your sensitivity.

  • Seamstress Elizabeth Roseberger will discuss her custom sewing projects with you. Let her know what you need.

  • Sally Feihel of Adirondack Suds and Soaps will tanalize you with the aromas and beauty of her wares.

  • Don and Nancy Decker, with the Harry Potter model train, will delight kids of all ages.

  • Avis Russell, quilter, will have some of her quilted items with her.
  • Persis Granger , author, will invite young and old to create a fictional character using props.

    Find us!
    From Adirondack Northway exit 23: NYS route 9, north into Warrensburg. At the second traffic light, turn left on NYS route 418, following it across and along the river, re-crossing the river into Thurman and continuing on it as it hooks sharply left and then meets Athol Road, c. 4.5 miles. Following the Martin's Lumber arrow sign, take Athol Rd. uphill to the right and follow it 1 mile to Glen-Athol Road on right. Travel 2 miles on Glen-Athol Road, and bear left onto Valley Road. Continue on 4.5 miles to Martin's Lumber at 280 Valley Road, on your right.

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Martin's Lumber

280 Valley Road

Thurman, NY


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Kids learn a new way to measure tree girth at
Martin's Lumber

G A R Y    M A R T I N

Spend time at Martin's Lumber on June 1st, exploring our woods and visiting our shops. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in our forest and see first hand how we practice silviculture to keep our forest healthy and sustainable. Walk with us, learning to identify various trees, determine what trees should be left to mature and which ones should be cut and milled. Also learn about medicinal wild plants.

Guided Woods Walks conducted at 10:30 a.m. and  12:30  and 2:30 p.m.


An easy stroll through our woods is an
enjoyable lesson in silviculture.



During our open house, see a short demonstration on how our portable band saw cuts our logs into rough-cut lumber, including dimensional lumber, beams, 2- or 3-inch live edge slabs, Adirondack siding and more.


Gary Martin tells visitors young and old about the portable bandsaw
and how it saves wood.
Safety lesson go hand in hand with

Sawmill demonstrations held at: 10:10 a.m., and 12:10 and 2:10 p.m.

 See the new traditional timberframe Dutch barn
under construction.


See the old tools and equipment used by our forefathers and some still used by us today…..
Can you guess what this is and what it is used for??

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Stained Glass Stepping Stones

will be on display. Enjoy the colorful designs of the glass set in the concrete. Learn how the glass is cut and the stones are made,
and arrange to take one home to enhance your own garden or yard.




W I N I    M A R T I N


     Wini places the cardinal cut glass and the
"Lucyann" logo into the mold



Wini takes the hummingbird stone
out of the mold.

Paper Bead Jewelry

During your visit, browse through Lucyann's Paper Bead Jewelry. Paper beads are rolled from narrow strips of paper. When complete, these beads are processed until they appear more like gems than simply recycled paper. See for yourself how they are made, and try your own hand at fashioning your own bead.



A young visitor winds her first bead.

Learn about our special "Keepsake Beads". These beads are made to order from paper that has a significant meaning to you or your loved one. Taking paper that you have provided (wedding invitations, announcements, menus, articles or any other paper that is special) I will make both the beads and jewelry to your specifications, creating a very special personalized gift. "Like" us on Facebook and play our "Bead Name Game", by guessing the special paper for a chance to win a pair of earrings.

Save-the-Date Card Keepsake Beads
Here's a bride and groom's Save-the-Date card intact, then sliced and diced, then rolled into beads and made into earrings.

What one bride said about the Keepsake earrings she ordered from Lucyann's for her bridesmaids:
---OMG... I am blown away at how FANTASTIC these earrings turned out... Each one is so unique.... AND having the copy of the invitation is the icing on the cake THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH This is exactly the "perfect gift" I was looking for .... the girls will be truly suprised and very appreciative. Again, MERCI!!!! I will certainly keep your card!! -- A customer
---Members of an event-organizing committee all received earrings made from the event brochure -- such a special memento! I still wear them and expain the Keepsake concept to friends who admire them. PRG

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G u e s tcc A r t i s a n s   a t   M a r t i n ' s   W o o d s  W a l k

xBruce Irwin, water dowser
We're sorry - Bruce Irwin is unable to be at
Martin's Lumber Woods Walk this year.

Come back on Sept. 26, when Bruce plans to demonstrate
during Thurman Fall Farm Tour


Wooden wares for fiber arts


DIY firestarters

John Los
Hand-carved wooden spoons,
laminated cutting boards, turned bowls and
Hand-crafted Windsor chairs
, He is featuring two styles of rolling pins (which are like works of art, at least to me), salad servers (fork & paddle) and additional styles of boxes.

Abe Lincoln would have loved this!
O'Dell's Firewood Processing

  Complex tenon cut for a barn
    repair mortise and tenon joint--

Andy LeBlanc, Barn Works

 Le Blanc, hand-hewing a beam

Come to Woods Walk to
see Andy LeBlanc demonstrating his craft.


Andy and friends raise a wall.

Andy and friends raise a wall.


Adirondack Suds and Scents, Ltd.


  Adirondack Suds and Scents   

Meet Sally Feihel of Adirondack Suds and Scents, as she shows you her amazing handmade soaps made the old fashioned way in small batches to control quality, Sally uses only the best oils in each batch of soap. She starts with rice bran oil, coconut oil and sustainable palm oil. She also adds skin-loving extras like shea butter, cocoa butter, pure raw silk (cruelty free) as well as colloidal oatmeal and kaolin clay, just to name a few. You'll want to take some home, and once you try homemade soap, you won't go back to store-bought. 


Donna Wormwood has shipped her Adirondack Rustic Miniatures all over the country and abroad, and has been featured in Adirondack Life and other publications.

See also Donna's drawings and paintings of Adirondack flora and fauna.


Thurman author Persis Granger
will be on site. Sit awhile and swap yarns of old days in Thurman. Kids can dream up some fictional characters and make up stories
about them.


Wild by NaturePaintings
by Donna Wormwood




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Remarks from readers of Adirondack Gold and A Summer of Strangers

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Ellen Kenney will pick on the porch now and again.

Pickin' on the porch at Woods Walk
(as time allows and the spirit moves her)

Ellen Kenney, Silversmith
Ellen has been making hand-wrought silver jewelry for 30 years.
North Juipiter design

Ellen Kenney

 Ellen Kenney Earrings

North Jupiter Designs
North Jupiter earrings and necklace

We hope that you will enjoy your time with us as at Martin's Lumber as much as we enjoy having you. The woods are our passion and we find a kinship among those who share this feeling. Come again to browse our products, or just to visit. Bring a friend. You are always welcome.

CALL US AT 518-623-9595

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