Integrating reclaimed redwood, Douglas fir, or other reclaimed lumber is easier than you may think. Using reclaimed materials also offer unique qualities and benefits. From exterior fencing to interior trim, reclaimed lumber makes a great way to build for the future using parts of the past.
Building with History
Reclaimed lumber from The Lumber Baron comes from historic locations such as the old Bay Bridge, old barns and other buildings which have been decommissioned. Using these materials in your home gives you the satisfaction of using environmentally friendly lumber, along with the unique appearance and durability only available from old growth lumber.
Durability and Patina
The look of reclaimed redwood is not the same as wood cut from today’s managed growth forests. Old growth lumber is denser, which means it is resistant to rot, warping, and weather. And because it has been exposed to the elements, it has taken on coloration which can only be achieved through time. Some pieces may even show the original milling marks or other telltale signs of its previous application. Using reclaimed material adds conversational value in addition to the quality.
Reclaimed Lumber is Versatile
Reclaimed material can be used for any purpose. Reclaimed cedar slats are great for privacy fences, redwood beams are perfect for one-of-a-kind mantlepieces, and reclaimed lumber is perfect for cabinet doors, flooring, ceilings, or the trimwork which ties everything together. If it is made from wood, reclaimed lumber fits the bill.
Reclaimed Lumber Milling
At The Lumber Baron, we have an onsite sawmill, and that means more possibilities for your projects. We can resurface lumber to provide a cleaner, newer appearance, or custom cut the dimensions of your lumber to conform to non-standard sizes in remodeling projects or to meet custom specifications. Our knowledgeable staff can help choose the right type of lumber and decide the most appropriate type of milling.
You cannot go wrong with hand-selected reclaimed lumber. It has already stood the test of time, has unique properties you can’t get in modern lumber, and much more. Since 1981, The Lumber Baron has worked hard to be the San Francisco area’s premier lumber company, and reclaimed lumber has become our most popular product. If you have an enthusiasm for protecting the environment or simply building unique projects, it is worth your time to take a look at what we have in stock.