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Recycled Lumber from Warner Bros Studios

Cropped from the trailer of "The Petrified Forest" (1936)

As much as our company is about natural resource conservation and providing beautiful, quality lumber, we are also dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of our built environment.

Crossroads has a limited supply of wonderful Douglas Fir from the 1936 Warner Bros. prop and studio Building 89 deconstructed in 2008. This lumber has seen many of the greats of the silver screen over nearly 80 years.  We are proud to offer this bit of motion picture history in our inventory, thanks to the recycling efforts of Warner Bros. Studios.

The vintage Douglas Fir beams from the 1936 building include:

  • 2″X12″X14′ full dimension rough sawn: These were the floor joists from Building 89
  • 8″X14″X11′ originally surfaced four sides: These were the girders holding up the 2X12 joists.

Finished Douglas Fir Flooring in a Residential Setting

We make flooring, paneling, siding, and recreated barnwood from these pieces.  We can also resaw, mill to pattern, and wire brush, or leave the beams with their natural lovely rich old brown color.

The 2X12’s net a full 2X11, which we mill to 11/16 or 3/4X10.5 as tongue and groove.  Finished flooring, paneling, or siding is $7.50 per square foot with the old face or wire-brushed.  The 8X14’s are $3.50 per board foot as-is.

These beautifully grained timbers have been part of the movie-making experiences of notable superstars, such as Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood, and Rin-Tin-Tin.

In the Warner Bros movie The Big Trees(1952), Kirk Douglas’ character speaks of Northern California, saying:

Douglas Fir Beams and Ceiling Stock, Dan Rodgers Residence

“Magnificent country… I’ve never been stirred as deeply as by your beautiful trees.”  Crossroads and Warner Bros echo this sentiment by preserving and utilizing the timbers of a bygone era.  Now you can design into your next project a gorgeous selection of movie-making history; lumber with a story of its own to tell.

This recycled eco-friendly and historical Douglas Fir could be used as posts or paneling, lining the walls, ceilings, or floors in your next project! Send us an e-mail or give us a call and we’ll be glad to answer any questions you have.

Learn more about Warner Bros. Studios and our other historical timbers here!

And Watch the WB video of their recycling success with Building 89 here!


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