Announcements Archive

New Inventory & A Happy New Year!

Monday, January 4th, 2016
Reclaimed Doug Fir Ceiling

Old Patina Wire Brushed Douglas Fir Beams and Ceiling Paneling Reclaimed from Port of Oakland

Dear Friends and Customers,

As we leave 2015 behind us, our company would like to thank you for your continued patronage and support!  As you know, we are a small business, and we pride ourselves on doing exceptional work that helps our local economy and contributes positively to the ecologies of the forests of California and the world.

Events in the past couple of years have led to the arrival of two enormous sources of inventory at the Crossroads Recycled Lumber yard.  The first, and most exciting, is the arrival of timbers and decking from the Port of Oakland, the former Oakland Army Depot.

The quality and historic value of this wood cannot be overstated.  This lumber expands our current inventory by half!  It includes several hundred thousand board feet of Douglas Fir 2X6 and 2X8 Tongue & Groove Decking, plus beams at 4X12X22′, 6X6, 6X12, and 10X22 at 31′ and 32′ in length. Negotiations for procuring this wood took several years and a heck of a lot of work from our owner, Marc, who monitored parts of this project since 2007 and worked with the demolition crew during part of the tear down.  Watch StopWaste.org’s video about the beginning of the project! (more…)

We Are Now FSC Certified!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
"The FSC trademarks provide a guarantee to consumers that the products they buy come from responsible sources" -Forest Stewardship Council

“The FSC trademarks provide a guarantee to consumers that the products they buy come from responsible sources” -Forest Stewardship Council

2013 was a fantastic year for Crossroads Recycled Lumber.  We finally were able to shake the drag of the shattered economy, and our investment in infrastructure and marketing over the last two years really paid off.  One of the more exciting new developments here is that Crossroads is now certified by the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM!

What Is FSC Certification?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization that helps consumers protect the world’s forests by providing certification that sourcing for lumber products is environmentally appropriate, socially responsible, and economically viable for the world’s forests and the communities that depend on them.  FSC certifies forests, as well as vendors of forest products down the “chain of custody,” from lumber yards to paper mills.

What changes does FSC certification mean for Crossroads’ business practices?  Just a lot more paperwork for our office staff!  Crossroads Recycled Lumber has been providing lumber products that surpass the FSC standards since we began in 1981. But for our customers, FSC certification is a third party guarantee of our dedication to preservation and sustainable forestry.  And lumber certified as FSC Recycled garners twice the LEED points as regular FSC. (more…)

Thank You for a Great 2013!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
This old patina wire brushed Douglas Fir paneling and siding was our most popular product in 2013

This old patina wire brushed Douglas Fir paneling and siding was our most popular product in 2013

As we venture into 2014, we at Crossroads Recycled Lumber want to express our gratitude for the past year. Two years ago the economy was in a very bad place, and our company was just keeping its head above the water.

Today, Crossroads has 10 employees; that’s the most we have had in our 32 years of recycling lumber.  Each year the company seems to be getting bigger and better, and we could not do it without the support of all of you out there.  So, Thank You!

First and foremost we want to thank our families for supporting us, for bringing love and joy into our lives, and making it possible for us to do what we do best, and provide our customers with beautiful reclaimed wood products.

Thank you to our customers, for making responsible choices in building products that help preserve our natural resources, and honor the labors of the past.  Thank you especially, because your business supports our amazing, hard-working crew and their families, including 17 school-age children and infants in a small, rural community.

Thank you to the loggers and millwrights of the past, who worked hard and often risked their lives to provide the lumber that built America many years ago, and is still as solid and usable today as back then.

A special thank you to building owners, demolition companies, and local governments that choose reuse and reclamation over conventional waste for their old buildings.

And a big thank you also to all the other people along the way who make what we do possible; truckers, machinists, Richard our saw filer who provides us with 45 years of valuable sawmill experience, folks at the head of the sustainability movement, and all of you out there who appreciate the look, feel, and history of our old wood.  Happy New Year!

 

Sincerely,

The Crossroads Team

Video: Reclaimed Tongue and Groove Flooring off our new Weinig Moulder

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Local Lumber Conference in Port Townsend

Friday, September 9th, 2011

You are invited to attend Local Lumber, a conference connecting woodworkers with locally produced material featuring Pacific Northwest Timber’s own Jake Jacob on October 1st, 2011. (PNT is a sister company of Crossroads Recycled Lumber.)

Local Lumber

Local Lumber, October 1st, 2011 Fort Worden Bldg 204 200 Battery Way Port Townsend, WA 98368

The goal of this conference is to explore the opportunities and identify the ways in which suppliers, craftsmen and advocates can work together to create a local lumber movement.

Cost is $25.Pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register please submit theregistration form on page two of the flier (download below), along with payment.

Contact Kirk Hanson for more information at 360-316-9317 or kirk@nnrg.org.

Click Here to Download the Local Lumber Flier

Antique Genuine and Recreated Barn Siding

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Genuine Old Barn Siding on a Wyoming Guest Ranch

Genuine Old Barn Siding on a Wyoming Guest Ranch

We have great news to share with you! We’ve opened a yard in Washington state! Pacific Northwest Timbers, LLC, the newborn sister company to Crossroads Recycled Lumber, LLC, is up and running at 130 Seton Road in Port Townsend, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. Click Here for Seattle Area Reclaimed Wood.

 

The new yard has a sawmill and edger in place as well as moulding capability. You can reach Pacific Northwest Timbers at (360) 379-2792 for an appointment, or contact the Crossroads yard in Central California at the information at the bottom of this e-mail. Before visiting either yard please call for an appointment to be sure that we’ll be able to accommodate you. We look forward to meeting your reclaimed lumber needs in the Northwest!

 

Now that the news is out about our new yard, we’d love to tell you about one of our reclaimed specialties: Barn Siding. Old Barn Siding is one of the most popular reclaimed products for folks trying to foster a rustic character in their building. Barn Siding can vary greatly in species, color, and quality.

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