Stacked flooring that was taken out of the former Case buildings in the Water Street Redevelopment Area deconstruction. An Appleton company, Urban Evolutions, bought all of the wood and timbers from the project area. Photographed in January 2019.
The first project, Janson said, was pulling out all of the maple flooring. They were able to save close to 200,000 board feet of flooring and about 400,000 board feet of decking, or subfloor, from the buildings. (A board foot is 1 by 12 by 12 inches, or 144 cubic inches.)
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“The Heart Pine will be going down into the southeast and will be used for timbers in building projects and for floorings,” says Fox. “It’s an extinct species. The forest has been depleted, and there are no standing Heart Pine trees anymore.”
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Working largely by hand, the crew was able to save virtually every stick in the building. Longleaf Lumber was able to salvage hemlock decking 3 inches thick and up to 28 inches wide, virgin growth white pine 6 x 15 inch timbers, and top grade 6 x 15 inch longleaf pine beams.
Source: Beams from 1855 Massachusetts mill building salvaged for flooring and millwork | Woodworking Network
Crews from Florida Victorian Architectural Antiques work to remove roof and ceiling supports from what was once a church sanctuary. BEACON PHOTO/ANTHONY DeFEO
“Right now we’re in the process of taking out lathe and plaster that’s in the ceiling structure here in the old church, which was built in 1892,” Shuttleworth said. “Then we’re going to take the two-by-fours and the two-by-sixes, the roof and ceiling rafters, out.”The roof’s structures consist of large beams made from heart pine, harvested from Southern longleaf pine trees that might have been two centuries or three centuries old.
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This gorgeous circular wooden bench from design student Louis Lim is made entirely from wood salvaged from NYC locations.
via Round + Round Bench is a Recycled Seat With a Secret | Designs & Ideas on Dornob.
The company had to carefully de-nail the beams, as well as chop back the parts that had extensive rot caused by long-term water leaks in the building. The company was able to manufacture the salvaged wood into six grades of flooring.
via Company Cuts Back Rot to Salvage Boards From Leaky 1920s Building – Hardwood Floors Magazine.