reclaimed timber trusses

The owner of this beautiful lake house wanted to create a warm and inviting feel by incorporating vintage wood throughout the project while also keeping the house feeling bright and airy feeling with white plaster walls. The heavy timber trusses in the great room were salvaged from a grain elevator in Canada. Each timber was painstakingly hand sanded to soften the rough edges and massage any scarring from their previous life while leaving plenty of character intact. Original rough sawn 10×10 and 10×12 were used in the truss components. Hand forged hardware was custom fabricated by Andrew Marlor Metal Design and ties in wonderfully with the rustic feel of the salvaged timbers. 

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The master and guest bed rooms also used reclaimed Douglas fir timbers in the ceiling. An 8×12 ridge beam is paired with 8×8 rafters that are lightly sanded to retain as much original character and texture as possible. The ceiling decking is reclaimed Douglas fir 3/4″ thick and lightly sanded in a combination of 6″ and 12″ widths. For the flooring, the owner chose reclaimed barn oak in mixed widths with a rustic original face texture with patina. This flooring is provided in either engineered or solid. In this case, solid 3/4″ flooring was produced and installed.


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Reclaimed Oak Wood Flooring with sanded Douglas Fir beams and ceiling decking


The home office used reclaimed Douglas fir beam with a flat orientation (wider than they are tall). To create the grid pattern seen in the picture below, a 10×8 was paired with 10×6. The woven palm frond panels were driven up from Baja and give the room a unique, beachy vibe.

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Reclaimed Douglas fir with hand woven mats