Tag Archives: Douglas Fir

Ill wind blows good wood for Newport museum | Oregon ArtsWatch

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center sits on a hill above Newport’s bayfront.

It wasn’t just the historical society that scored, so did the county. In what became the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, it gained a museum, retained a piece of history, and saved a structure that otherwise might have faced demo crews.

Source: Ill wind blows good wood for Newport museum | Oregon ArtsWatch

Redlands Conservancy visits adaptively reused buildings in Portland

First Regiment Armory Annex, built in 1891 in Portland

Points are awarded for salvaging and reusing materials deconstructed from the original building and for careful waste management during construction; in this case, 95 percent of the materials involved in the project were recycled.

First Regiment Armory Annex, built in 1891 in Portland

via Redlands Conservancy visits adaptively reused buildings in Portland.

Floors on Acid, Renovator’s Edition: Remodelista

Acid washed wood floors

The onetime crack house was in a desperate state of disrepair, but Carolyn was intent on salvaging as much as possible including the floors. She was happy to discover that the original wood flooring was fir (vertical grain Douglas fir to be precise), a superior and more durable wood to pine that was typically used in houses of the period. To create a uniform but variegated look, she used an iron sulfate wash on the wood with the help of Alan Booth of Napa Floor Company.

metal-clad fir wood floor

via Floors on Acid, Renovator’s Edition: Remodelista.

Reclaimed Recycled and Beautiful Floating Shelves by BlakeAvenue

Reclaimed, Recycled, and Beautiful Floating Shelves CUSTOM

This piece is completely modular and totally sustainable. Reclaimed Douglas Fir combines with industrial iron made of recycled material to form a contemporary ecological statement.

These are made to order so we can make them any size to suit your space. It can even stand of the floor so long as they are against a wall upon which to mount. Mounted properly, this is a really strong shelving unit. Works wonderfully as a media center!

Reclaimed, Recycled, and Beautiful Floating Shelves CUSTOM

Reclaimed, Recycled, and Beautiful Floating Shelves CUSTOM

via Reclaimed Recycled and Beautiful Floating Shelves by BlakeAvenue.

Deconstruction of historic warehouse halfway done | Peninsula Clarion

Jerzy ShedlockThe Columbia Wards Fisheries Warehouse, built in 1922, at Kenai Landing is being deconstructed. The materials will be used in local facilities, such as the Dena’ina Wellness Center. Deconstruction is about 50 percent complete.

A former cannery worker likely left this signature, and he wasn’t the only one. Names and dates crowd the warehouse’s structural beams on its top floor.

The wooden warehouse erected nearly a century ago is being deconstructed; its materials sold off to interested parties. Many people buying the high-quality old growth Douglas fir, which was used to construct the warehouse, are former workers, said Steve Agni, Kenai Landing, Inc.’s project manager.

Deconstruction of the building is about halfway complete. The wood is being used in meaningful ways, with a large portion remaining on the Kenai Peninsula due to a purchase  from the Kenaitze Indian Tribe.

Jerzy ShedlockKenai Landing, Inc.’s project manager Steve Agni points out a signature left behind by a former cannery worker. Names and dates crowd the building’s structural materials on the top floor. The mouth of the Kenai River is visible through the window.

via Deconstruction of historic warehouse halfway done | Peninsula Clarion.

Island Barn bench reclaimed elemental modern Pacific by birdloft

Island Barn bench - reclaimed, elemental modern - Pacific Northwest - old growth

Craftsman primitivist barnwood bench. Solid wood construction. Old growth Douglas fir salvaged from an island barn in the north Puget Sound.

The seat is cut from 2 x 10 dimensional Douglas fir. The top is planed to reveal the figure and color of the wood. A single hand-rubbed coat of locally produced tung oil preserves the wood with minimal inflection of natural tone. The board’s rugged, roughsawn origins have been preserved on the top’s underside.

The top’s ends are tapered to give the bench lift. The smoothness of the tapered ends also comes through when you pick up the bench.

via Island Barn bench reclaimed elemental modern Pacific by birdloft.

The Refold Lamp | Strand Design

The Refold Light is a product of our ongoing exploration into using reclaimed and recycled materials in the objects that we design. In this project, we wanted to show the exquisite detail in reclaimed, old growth Douglas Fir in the format of a large, dramatic light. We cut our own veneers from salvaged floor boards, and glued them up into flexible panels with a fabric backing. We then attached the veneer panels to a modular lighting structure that we cnc cut out of recycled HDPE.

via The Refold Lamp | Strand Design.

Eco Elements | Reclaimed Wood Beds

Rest in peaceful slumber on this platform bed, built with reclaimed douglas fir from old buildings in Los Angeles.  This platform bed does away with the need for side tables!  Croft House builds modern reclaimed wood furniture out of recycled sustainable materials.

This bed is handmade in Los Angeles with century old reclaimed pine from Columbia University’s campus in New York City.

via Eco Elements | Reclaimed Wood Beds.