Logging the Industrial Forest
A hundred years ago, we harvested huge trees from America’s primordial forests. We sawed down the mighty Douglas Fir from the temperate rain forests of Oregon and Washington State, and towering Redwoods from northern California. In the southern U.S., Heart Pine (also known as Southern Yellow Pine) and Cypress were harvested.
These trees were the old-growth grand-daddies of North America. One hundred years later, this is the wood we sell.
Structures of Industry
Old-growth trees from the late 1800’s to the mid-20th century were milled to build tens of thousands of warehouses and factories–structures of industry. Before steel came into play, wood post and beam structures sheltered America’s booming industrial growth. Prior to 1910, east of the Mississippi framed with prime cuts of Heart pine. On the west coast, old growth Douglas Fir timbers built acres of shipping warehouses.
Our Industrial Forest
From these structures–our “industrial forest”– we reclaim our big wood timbers and lumber. Because it is old growth, the reclaimed wood has the finest grain structure of all North American softwoods. And since reclaimed wood has stood for decades, it is dry and stable.
The storied lives of our wood get expressed in three primary finish options for timbers: resawn, as-is, and textured. Each heightens the old wood’s unique and fine character.