Come see our "Board Room" in the Gallery to choose just the right slabs for your project. We have a large assortment of slabs in several species, so you can find just the right look. Learn about where they come from and what they're best suited for in the process. We do our best to keep track of the life cycle of the trees we work with and can often tell you the town and sometimes the intersection the trees come from. That is because we salvage urban trees in large part, trees that grow in back yards and on public property.
Urban salvaged lumber is a very sustainable source for material. These trees are coming down every day in routine maintenance and generally are discarded or at best made into firewood. By extracting them from the waste cycle, we reduce the demand on newly-logged trees that would otherwise be left standing, reduce carbon impacts associated with their carbon sequestration, transportation, and drying, and provide a new carbon neutral option with a local story.
We operate two sawmills to process these logs, air dry in the dry Colorado air and kiln finish to achieve the highest quality, stable material. The local urban canopy has provided us with many species. The most well-known recently is ash, which is being devastated across the country by the Emerald Ash Borer. So many of these trees are coming down and we're positioned to make the use of these logs practical for furniture and cabinetry.
In addition to the logs we are salvaging from the EAB epidemic, we receive many other species including locust, oaks, walnut, maples, Siberian elm, cottonwood, and others. All of these make great finished material for the dining tables, doors, cabinetry, and other products you see in our Gallery.