Reclaimed wood / Guides

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 th...

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 you wan...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...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 can f...

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...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...wood: There is a related wood treatment called torrefied wood or thermo-modified wood , where milled planks are baked in a high-temperature oven. Virtually al...

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

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...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 ...

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 together. They ...

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 material...

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...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...wood-framed, 20’ x 40’ and 16 feet high inside. The north wall is buried about 6 feet deep and made with 310 old tires that are filled with sand. The three othe...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...wood © elementalbuilding.com RONA for example is a Canadian-owned company that has made a commitment to offer only FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) wood pro...