Home Improvement

Building 101: Wood Sourcing

Scour home depots for pocket-friendly hardwood finds


Laong Laan Street in downtown Manila offers good quality secondhand lumber derived from old homes. If you’re lucky, you may also score old capiz window panels, solid wood doors, and other parts of old houses. But if Laon Laan is too far from your home, you can always visit home depots in your area for legal Philippine hardwood types and earth-friendly alternatives like laminate flooring.

Picks by Katherine Lopez. Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela and Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article (“Building on a Budget”) in the RL Notebook section of the September 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.


Hornitex Series II DD071 Canyon Acacia (128x137x12mm), P1,162/box (1.05sqm), CW Home Depot


KD Nepo 21404.083 S4S (18mmx4”x8’), P493, Wilcon Depot

Vinyl Wood

Adv VP022 Quercia Oak, P96/piece (6”x36”x3mm), CW Home Depot

Prices are subject to change.

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