Reclaimed Doug Fir Archive

Historic Large-Dimension Ocean Salvage Timbers

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
The Canadian Exporter Breaks in Half 1921 Copyright Columbia River Maritime Museum

The Canadian Exporter Breaks in Half 1921 Copyright Columbia River Maritime Museum

Origins

Some of the most intriguing lumber we have in stock was never used in construction, and yet still considered salvage timbers.  These beams are believed to have been loaded onto a Canadian ship in 1921 that wrecked off the Pacific Coast.

In early 2010 as a beach near the wreck eroded, the shipwreck became exposed and the cargo began washing ashore. The Canadian Exporter was carrying 3 million board feet of lumber plus 200 tons of other cargo, heading from Vancouver, British Columbia to Portland, Oregon and then on to Asia, according to a story in the Seattle Times.   Some of the timbers that Crossroads and our sister company, Pacific Northwest Timbers now have in inventory were found by locals and hauled ashore with a tow truck, a few others were discovered just beneath the waters’ surface by a local oyster fisherman.

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Video: Resawing 2X6 Doug Fir at Crossroads Lumber

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Check out our guys Merkell and Ray as they resaw nominal 2X6 Douglas Fir Tongue & Groove into 1X6 Ship-Lap for the Blossom Hill Whole Foods in San Jose, CA.  Our wire-brushed old patina 2X6 has been very popular in the last year!

FOR SALE: 12″ X 24″ X 32′ Reclaimed Timbers Large-Dimension Structural Douglas Fir

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

12″ X 24″ X 32′ Reclaimed Timbers Large-Dimension Structural Douglas Fir

Actual net dimension 11″ x 23″ x 32’ originally S4S

Call for pricing 559-877-3645 or 888-842-3201

Nice brown color.  Multiple photos on request.  Price will go up as inventory goes down.

We have dozens of these beautiful beams.