When was the last time you walked through a store and saw anything created from wood that made you stop and say wow? Probably haven’t seen much of anything substantial lately, have you? That is why when you want to make a statement with your interiors you should take the time to have a quality piece of furniture created for you that will last a lifetime. In our workshop, we create handcrafted masterpieces on a daily basis.
Homeowners and designers spend hours in the design process at our showroom. Choosing the right wood for the project and discussing the nuances of your design with our team is the first step of the process. Our lumber yard holds hundreds of linear feet of slabs, reclaimed wood planks, and root balls. All of which become astounding pieces of furniture. Spend the time looking through the slabs, creating an inspiration board filled with pictures, determine the hardware and special touches that you would like to include. Those slabs that you see with extreme shapes and holes can become a room centerpiece epoxy or glass are added,
Would you like to get started creating your masterpiece? Here are the types of words that we have in stock at Old Fashioned Lumber.
Favorable working characteristics and vibrant color make it one of the most valued domestic lumbers. The heartwood of the tree ranges from dark tan to a deep chocolate brown, sometimes with streaks of purple and green hues. The natural and intricate edge combined with the rich grain and color created striking pieces – from coffee tables to chandeliers.
is retrieved from its original application for reuse. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses, although some companies use wood from less traditional structures such as boxcars, coal mines, and wine barrels. Reclaimed or antique lumber is used primarily for decoration and home building, for example for siding, architectural details, cabinetry, furniture, and flooring.
RED CEDAR BURLS
Result from a tree undergoing some form of stress. An injury, virus or fungus may cause it. Most burls grow beneath the ground, attached to the roots as a type of malignancy that is generally not discovered until the tree dies or falls over. Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, prized for its beauty and rarity. It is sought after by furniture makers, artists, and wood sculptors.
Is our piece of San Diego history. Salvaged from the San Diego bait docks in Mission Bay, this wood has a unique surface texture created from years of ocean exposure creating amazing hues of turquoise and gold rust.
is easily machined, easy to saw and nail and has superior gluing properties as well as superior finish-holding ability. It is known for its easy maintenance and beautiful color: a deep reddish brown that darkens with age.
is an exceptional wood renowned for its beauty and outstanding characteristics. With creamy white, pink-tinged sapwood and pink-brown heartwood, it matches perfectly with the Color of the Year“LivingCoral.” It is lightweight, has moderate strength properties, excellent resiliency, medium hardness and low resistance to abrasion.
is generally sawn into lumber and used for making beautiful windows, doors, knotty paneling, subfloor and furniture. It is light in weight with good working properties. It turns, planes, and shapes well and can be sanded to a smooth finish.
Also known as Nootka Cypress, is native to the coastal regions of northwestern North America. It is a fairly sought after wood for finish carpentry because of its durability, stability, and weather resistant qualities. Yellow Cedar’s texture, uniform color, and straight grain will take a fine finish. This light-colored wood is very popular in interiors and coordinates well with the colors of Southern California interiors.
Gather your notes about your project and visit us. We want to help you find the perfect piece of wood for your project. If you so desire, we can build it into a legacy piece that your family can use and cherish.