Salvaged from a time when all buildings had good bones.
Before steel and mass-produced dimensional lumber were common, warehouses, schools, and other large buildings relied on timbers for structural support. From the original old growth coniferous and deciduous forests of North America, reclaimed timbers have been dried in place and are therefore extremely stable. Bearing the distinct character of its previous purpose, this material can be used for both structural and aesthetic applications including timber frames, posts, beams, entrance and gable accents, fireplace mantels, and more.
To hew a log is to transform the naturally round log into a timber, with either two or four roughly flat surfaces to yield two-sided or four-sided hand-hewn, respectively. Before sawmills and lumberyards were common, craftsmen used hand tools such, as broad axes and adzes, along with hard work and skill to turn logs into timbers. This arduous work left signature adze marks on the beams, which not only add unique character and authenticity to the product, but also a nod to the lost art of hewing by hand. Because this material was crafted by hand from locally available logs, the dimensions and species vary.
These antique timbers came from densely grained, old growth trees and provided the structural framework for agricultural buildings, factories, warehouses, hangars, shipyards, and other commercial buildings. Produced after the advent of the industrial mill, they range in size from 4” x 4” to 16” x 32” and beyond.
ReSawn Douglas Fir
These antique timbers came from densely grained, old growth trees and provided the structural framework for agricultural buildings, factories, warehouses, hangars, shipyards, and other commercial buildings. Produced after the advent of the industrial mill, they range in size from 6” x 6” to 24” x 32” and beyond. The fresh milled version of our Original Patina Douglas Fir, these timbers can be cut to specific and unique dimensions. The resawn surface easily accepts stain and other finishes, making it especially well suited to projects requiring a consistent color.
Large and Unique
Not unlike antiques, in the process of amassing a collection of reclaimed lumber over decades, you invariably come across some unique finds that defy categorization. If you seek a beam like nothing you have yet seen, inquire about our current inventory of exceptional timbers.
Covering existing beams or added to ceilings to achieve an aesthetic.
Creating a visual focal point.
As both a stylish and durable material for a structural support beam.
Adding character to an entrance or exterior gables.
Adorning a fireplace.