historic old growth fir



Many of our pieces come from historical landmarks and aging trees found in the Pacific Northwest. Gifted to us by nature, this lumber continues its life cycle as a majestic custom piece with a story to tell. 



Reclaimed Wood / BARN WOOD

Reclaimed lumber is processed wood retrieved from its original application for purposes of subsequent use. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses, although some companies use wood from less traditional structures such as boxcars, coal mines and wine barrels. Reclaimed or antique lumber is used primarily for decoration and home building. 



This reclaimed lumber was salvaged from the San Diego bait docks in Mission Bay. Marine wood has a unique surface texture created from years of ocean exposure creating amazing hues of turquoise and gold rust.



Australian Oak / SHEA OAK


Australian Oak ranges in color from pinkish to deep brown. It is straight, open and even grained with a uniform texture, which allows for excellent staining properties.


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Pollmeier German Beech is 100% natural. In the process, it treated with water, heat and air only – 100% natural without chemical added. Therefore, Pollmeier German Beech is even suitable for making baby toys, applications with direct food contact and dining furniture sets.

California Live Oak / COASTAL OAK

Live Oak is named such because it remains green year-round. The tree doesn’t succumb to seasonal changes and is a common species throughout much of the southern United States. These trees have a lot in common with White Oak, but differ in color. Rich in history, this tree was used as a building material in many homes throughout the United States and, more famously, in ship building. Live Oak gained a legendary reputation for its toughness in the construction of the USS Constitution. It is said that cannon blasts bounced off the Constitution’s hull, earning it the nickname “Old Ironsides”. The wood is extremely dense, making for very durable tabletops. Rather than cutting curved pieces for a ship’s hull, shipbuilders typically searched for the naturally occurring intense curve to match the hull design. The naturally curved slabs from this specie give a unique look to any project.


Douglas-fir is a high-quality wood for the manufacturing of sashes, doors and windows. It is also used to produce a wide variety of products including general millwork, flooring, furniture, cabinets, veneer, vats, ships and boats, transmission poles and marine pilings. Indigenous peoples in BC have many uses for Douglas-fir, including pit cooking fuel, fishing hooks and handles. They also use Douglas-fir boughs for covering the floors of lodges and sweat lodges.
cedar burl / live edge cedar slab / coffee table



A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. It may be caused by an injury, virus or fungus. Most burls grow beneath the ground, attached to the roots as a type of malignancy that is generally not discovered until the tree dies or falls over. Burls yield very peculiar and highly figured wood, prized for its beauty and rarity. It is sought after by furniture makers, artists, and wood sculptors. 


Grain of Sequoia redwood table



Sequoia is easily machined, easy to saw and nail and has superior gluing properties as well as superior finish-holding ability. It is known for its easy maintenance and beautiful color: a deep reddish brown that darkens with age.



BLACK Walnut


Walnut’s favorable working characteristics and rich color make it one of the most valued domestic lumbers. The heartwood of the tree ranges from dark tan to a deep chocolate brown, sometimes with streaks of purple and green hues.


Pine wood slab furniture

Western Pine


Generally sawn into lumber and used for making beautiful windows, doors, knotty paneling, sub floor and furniture. Western Pine is light in weight with good working properties. It turns, planes and shapes well and can be sanded to a smooth finish.



White Oak

Unlike red oak, white oak resists moisture and decay, making it ideal for outdoor furniture and boats. Indoors, it’s a cabinet-class wood for tables and chairs, floors and trim, and turnings. Basketmakers also rely on the green wood. But, due to its hardness, carvers aren’t fond of it.


ALASKAN yellow Cedar


Also known as Nootka Cypress, Yellow Cedar is native to the coastal regions of the Northwestern US. It is a fairly sought after wood for finish carpentry because of its durability, stability and weather resistant qualities. Yellow Cedar’s texture, uniform color and straight grain will take a fine finish.