Installing reclaimed redwood flooring is an excellent way to transform your living space into a unique and inviting area. The redwood will create a rich, natural appearance, and reclaimed lumber comes with a number of advantages. And since The Lumber Baron has onsite milling available, our reclaimed redwood will allow you to create a space that isn’t available through mainstream lumber stores.
A Floor with Character
Reclaimed redwood is more than mere lumber. It also has a history related to the building, bridge, or other structure it was taken from. It has a patina acquired over years and characteristics such as coloration related to exposure to water or other liquids. All redwood lumber shares traits such as coloration, but only reclaimed redwood offers the density, strength, and historical value found in wood harvested in those bygone days.
Benefits of Reclaimed Redwood
The reasons for installing reclaimed redwood flooring include such things as qualifying for “green” building recognition and a natural resistance to decay. Old growth heartwood lumber is recognized for its density, where the growth rings are compressed over time to form lumber that is nearly impervious to moisture, insects, and mold or mildew. When added to the unique luster and texture of reclaimed redwood, the choice is easy to understand.
Advantages of On-Site Milling
The Lumber Baron adds another factor to the equation. We can custom-mill lumber, including non-standard board widths up to 12 inches wide and resurface reclaimed redwood to bring out the best appearance and reduce job-site labor requirements. The big box lumber stores can cut your material to length, but they aren’t equipped for surface milling or custom sizing to match standard lumber sizes used in older homes.
Your weekend flooring project can profit from our 4 decades of experience in selecting and milling lumber. We offer a selection of hand-selected redwood reclaimed from decommissioned bridges, factories, and warehouses, including such historic locations as the Old Bay Bridge. We encourage anyone interested in repurposing this beautiful redwood lumber to stop by The Lumber Baron and take a look at what we have to offer.