The Summer of 2009 has treated us well here at Crossroads Recycled Lumber. With our planer-matcher up and running Crossroads can now mill our own tongue and groove, ship-lap, paneling patterns, as well as surface 8″X16″ timbers, all with the same machine. We’re very excited about this addition that greatly increases Crossroads’ capabilities!
In our inaugural Crossroads Newsletter this month, we’d like to share with you a bit about our Western Yellow Pine (also called “Knotty Pine”) out of Tracy, California. Western Yellow Pine is not to be confused with Southern Yellow Pine, which is a much harder, denser East Coast wood.
Western Yellow pines are the most prevalent pine species in the Central Sierra Nevada, made up of Ponderosa Pine at lower elevations and Jeffrey Pine above 3,500 feet. Historic homesteads across the American West are full of Western Yellow pine ceiling and siding material as well as cabin and barn wood.
Some of our Western Yellow pine stock was deconstructed from the Tracy Defense Depot, which was a sub-depot of the California Quartermaster depot of Oakland during World War II. As roofing in the Army Depot, these boards covered food, medical supplies, and other essential materials on their way to troops and installations in the U.S. and the Pacific overseas combat areas.
This salvaged tongue & groove pine probably went unnoticed in the high ceilings of the huge, old Army warehouses, but when it’s cleared of nails and remilled, these beautiful boards are often the showpieces in a home or business. The yellow-blonde pine wood, contrasted by rich brown tight knots makes beautiful wall or ceiling paneling, wainscoting, or soft flooring. Keep in mind that as a floor this Western Softwood is likely to dent and scuff with use. Some people love this effect and will intentionally mark up the floor. There’s a story of a rancher who walked horses over his new pine wood for a Pioneer Flooring effect.
To make flooring and paneling we remill this stock to either 5/8″ or 3/4″ thick X 4-1/2″, 6-1/2″, 8-1/2″ or 10-1/2″ wide, run to Tongue & Groove or Shiplap patterns. We can also cut old-fashioned pine paneling patterns; Beveled Edge, V-Center, Channel Rustic, etc. Cost of these products ranges from $4.50 to $6.50 per square foot, depending on grade, pattern and quantity ordered. While experimenting we’ve found that wire-brushing the old face of this wood lets an absolutely awesome color and texture shine through. Wire brushing is an extra $0.50 per square foot.
Imagine recycled eco-friendly knotty pine lining the walls, ceiling, or floor of your next project. Send us an e-mail or give us a call and we’ll be glad to answer any questions you have.
Thanks very much,
Sustainability & Outreach Manager
Crossroads Recycled Lumber
We are a small company and proud of our work. Thank you for making responsible choices in building materials.
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Crossroads Recycled Lumber LLC
PO Box 928, 57839 Road 225
North Fork, CA 93643
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Siding & Paneling
- 1″x8″ V-Bevel
Ponderosa Pine Paneling
- Ponderosa Pine Remilled 1×8 V-Groove. This pine in our office has a non-toxic Low VOC oil wax finish.
- Note ‘Channel Rustic’ Lap Pattern on Right Side
- 1″x 6″ Brushed Shiplap
- Brushed Shiplap 1×5
Freshly Resawn Spruce, Left
Old Patina Pine, Right
- Wire Brushed Recreated Pine Barnwood Siding
Old Barn Wood
Other Yellow Pine Inventory:
- V-Groove Ponderosa Pine
- Old Face Ponderosa Pine 1×12
- Ponderosa Pine Smooth Two Sides
- Wide Plank Jeffrey Pine
- Unfinished Ponderosa Pine Flooring
- Wire Brushed 2x Jeffrey Pine
- T&G V-Groove Pine Paneling with Redwood Above
- Remilled Ponderosa Pine
- Pine Paneling
- Remilled Ponderosa Pine Tongue and Groove
- Ponderosa Pine
- Rustic Jeffrey Pine with Filled Seams