CALIFORNIA HISTORIC LUMBER
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.
MISSION BAIT DOCKS / Marine Wood
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.
SUSTAINABLE BIRCH PANELS
California Live Oak / COASTAL OAK
Douglas Fir LIVE EDGE SLABS / BEAMS
OLD GROWTH WESTERN Red Cedar + BURLS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.