Reclaimed Wood Timbers 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’s video about the beginning of the project! (more…)

Brewery Reclaims Ocean Heritage in Bar Top

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Ship-Wreck timbers, mid-installation

Ship-Wreck Timber Bar, mid-installation at the Diamond Knot Brewpub in Mountlake Terrace, photo by Sherry

Basically brined in salt water, these beams are heavy and still carry some of the ocean’s bottom on their skins. Shells, sand, spots where decayed chain rotted away, colors of iron and bits of rocks defiantly cling to their sides. This, my friends, spells love. Running my hands along the rough surface, I could feel the ocean’s hold.

-Sherry, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, a Pacific Northwest Timbers customer


We love when our customers really GET IT, and are as excited about our lumber as we are!  Recently Sherry, the “Chief Storyteller” and “All-Around Octopus” at Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, made a visit to our sister company, Pacific Northwest Timbers in Port Townsend, WA, looking for a new bar top with an old soul.  Sherry walked away with one of our 12X24 “Big Sticks” out of Port of Stockton for the Diamond Knot’s Mukilteo, WA Alehouse, and came back for one of our Ship Timbers for the bar in their Brew Pub in Mountlake Terrace, WA.

Diamond Knot is named for a ship that wrecked off the coast of Washington in 1947, much like the Canadian Exporter that took our Ship Timbers down to the ocean floor in 1921.  You can read about Sherry’s experience finding her bar tops and falling in love with the Ship Timbers here, in the Diamond Knot Blog.

Our remaining ship timbers, salvaged from the wreck of the Canadian Exporter, are in the following dimensions:

18X18X20′ (PNT) 20X20X35’4″ (PNT) 18X18X24′ (CRL)
18X18X20’3″ (PNT) 20X20X35’9″ (PNT) 20X20X24′ (CRL)
18X18X20’8″ (PNT) 20X20X40′ (PNT) 20X20X26′ (CRL)
18X18X21’3″ (PNT) 20X20X22’7″ (PNT) 22X22X26′ (CRL)
18X18X22’4″ (PNT) 22X22X22′ (PNT)
18X18X23’5″ (PNT) 24X24X38’11” (PNT)
18X18X24’8″ (PNT)
18X18X30″ (PNT)  
18X18X41′ (PNT)

Timbers with strikethru have been sold since the writing of this article.

FOR SALE: Miscellaneous Beams

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Truckload of miscellaneous as-is beams of all sizes.  Mostly Douglas Fir but could include other species.  Varying quality: Some painted, some not, some structural, some non-structural.  This is ideal for folks building a barn, house, stage set, or other specialty project who want a lot of odds and ends.  Contact us for details 559-877-3645 or

Minimum 5000 Board Foot purchase @ $0.75/board foot

Full load of 16,000 BF @ $0.60/BF

Size and condition may vary with time of year and our inventory.


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Heidelberg Brewery Leaves Lumber Legacy

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013


Douglas Fir 14X20, 16X20, 12 to 15 foot lengths from Heidelberg Brewery in Tacoma, WA

Douglas Fir 14X20, 16X20, 12 to 15 foot lengths
from Heidelberg Brewery in Tacoma, WA

A stroll through the Crossroads Recycled Lumber yard with a well-informed salesperson is a lesson in California state history.  From early California adobe homes, to rural sawmills, to glamorous Hollywood movie studios, our lumber represents the people of the Golden State and the stories of their lives.  With Pacific Northwest Timbers in its 3rd year, we are thrilled to be stacking up a warehouse of Washington State History, as well!

In 2011 Pacific Northwest Timbers received a shipment of high-quality large-dimension Douglas Fir timbers from the Columbia-Heidelberg Brewery in Tacoma.  The timbers include 10×16, 14×20 and 16×20 posts and beams that are currently for sale at the PNT yard in Port Townsend.  Like the rest of our inventory, these sticks have a remarkable story to tell.


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


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.


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.