Reclaimed wood / Guides

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...wood takes its fair market share. Where to buy wood: Wherever you live in Canada, there is without a doubt wood being harvested not too far away. If y...

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Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...reclaimed material building supply stores. Jointed pine doors Jointed wood refers to smaller pieces that are machine grooved and glued toge...

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Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...wood from this tree and go buy more, Brian Blak and Colleen Mahoney had a portable mill come and turn the tree into usable materials for their future building p...

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Diving to retrieve sunken timber from the log drive
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Reclaiming sunken timber from the log drive

...wood. Water pressure forces the sap from trees, so the wood is actually quite well preserved. There are also dimensions of logs at the bottom of our rivers...

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Reclaimed sunken lumber for wood ceiling
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing between wood and drywall for ceilings

...wood – you can use reclaimed barn boards, FSC-Certified lumber, or wood reclaimed from river bottoms as seen above. It will also reduce the negative health and ...

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Naturally finished red oak floors
Flooring and stairs

Flooring material options

...wood floor. Reclaimed wood flooring: Depending on your taste and what you do with it, reclaimed wood can give you a floor with a lot of character. You...

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Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...Reclaimed foam insulation boards © Michel Chenier As an example, the above stack of XPS foam insulation was purchased through an online...

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90 year old red pine refinished with zero VOC floor oil
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

How to find a healthier wood finish

...wood floor finish, but floor oils are gaining in popularity. There are a lot of benefits to oiled floors, especially with softwood which are prone to damage. ...

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Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...reclaimed doors before you design and construct rough openings, olders doors tend to be of widly varying sizes. Out of commision barn doors can contribute great...

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building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...wood pallets were chosen as the primary material for this feature garden as they were a commonly available material that everyone would recognize but be surpris...

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The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...Reclaimed Douglas Fir exposed floor joists, roof rafters, and 2x6 wood decking come from a deconstructed 1940s Ottawa-area air force hanger. Salvaged mater...

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