Video Archive

Saying Goodbye to Pete Seeger

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

This week we are remembering the incredible life and impact of folk musician Pete Seeger, who passed away on Monday at the age of 94.  Like many people, Crossroads’ founder Marc Mandel is a great admirer of Seeger, and the spirit of Pete’s music and work has been an inspiration for Crossroads Recycled Lumber and the nature of our operation.

Pete Seegar sang and fought for the rights of workers like the loggers and millhands whose labors we strive to honor by salvaging and reusing the old timbers they made.  He was an environmental activist in his music and in his daily life, something that is obviously a big part of what we do.

Along with playing great music of his own, Pete revived and popularized many old, beautiful folk songs.  He not only preserved history and honored the great works of the artists who created these songs, but he also gave the music new life and new meaning for a new generation.  On a more profound level, this is what we aim to do with our products at Crossroads.  This is why we feel like we are not JUST a lumber yard.

Thank you, Pete, for all that you did with your life.

Crossroads Featured in “The Deconstruction of Building 802” Video

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Learn about the salvage process from start to finish! This is an excellent, informative mini-documentary about the deconstruction process, following the disassembly of the Port of Oakland, CA.  Thank you StopWaste.org, for all of the work you do to Stop Waste!

Crossroads Recycled Lumber is featured from 3:25-5:33.

“Our clients are pretty conscientious about where their material comes from.  They like the idea of recycled stuff.  We as carpenters like to use [reclaimed wood] because you can’t find this tight grain, old growth stuff anymore.  It’s already dry, and it’s a lot more fun to work with, a lot more stable.”

-Pete Crandall, Crossroads Recycled Lumber customer

Many more resources about this project are available on the StopWaste.org website at http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=775

Click here to see photos of the split decking from Building 802 on display in Whole Foods, Blossom Hill in San Jose.

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

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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!

“Remaking the Way We Make Things”

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

‎”The question before us is not growth versus no growth, It is: what would good growth look like? And this is a question of intent, of design. What if we grow health instead of sickness, home ownership instead of indigence, education instead of ignorance?” -Architect William McDonough

 

William McDonough is one of our favorite authors/visionaries here at Crossroads.   Read about his book Cradle to Cradle, and we highly recommend watching his movie, The Next Industrial Revolution.

Our First YouTube Video: JR Salvages 12X12s for Crossroads Recycled Lumber

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011