We take the time to select the best reclaimed & salvaged wood from all over the Ottawa Valley, with an emphasis on Black Walnut, Black Cherry, Maple, Hemlock, Pine, Oak, and Elm. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and we know you will too.
Custom Milling | Sometimes you come across those trees that are just too big to mill on a bandsaw, that’s where we come in. With our Alaskan Sawmill, there’s not much we can’t cut. We’re now setup to custom mill anything up to 60″ wide, that’s a big tree! We’ll mill onsite, or you can have us pick up your logs and we’ll mill them back at our wood lot. Lots of big old local trees end up at the landfill, or even worse, are burned, we’re now able to mill those logs and give them the chance to made into heirloom furniture. If you’d like us to mill something up for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Edge Slabs | Looking for something specific? Choose your own live edge slab from the stock we have available. We’ve got a great selection from maple, cherry, walnut, oak, butternut and elm. These are all one of a kind live edge pieces, cut from locally salvaged logs and often milled onsite. All of our wood is locally salvaged lumber, we will not purchase or mill logs that were not in need of felling. These slabs are all available for projects. If there’s something you see and think it would make for a killer piece of furniture, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. To view our Catalogue, please click here.
Reclaimed Wood Species
Eastern hemlock or Canadian hemlock, is a coniferous tree native to eastern North America. Old growth hemlock forests were once prevalent in central and eastern Ontario. Most of Ottawa was once a hemlock forest. The eastern hemlock grows well in shade and is very long lived, with the oldest recorded specimen being at least 554 years old. The tree generally reaches heights of 100 feet, several trees have been recorded up to 173 feet. The diameter of the trunk at breast height is often 5 feet. The oldest living Hemlock in Ontario is 454 years old and is tucked away in Algonquin Park.
Eastern White Pine, is a large pine native to eastern North America. Mature trees can easily be 200 to 250 years old. Some white pines live over 400 years. The tallest White Pines measure in at close to 190 ft tall, with a trunk diameter of 5 ft. White Pine needles contain five times the amount of Vitamin C of lemons and make an excellent tisane. The oldest living White Pine in Ontario is 486 years old.
White oak, is one of the pre-eminent hardwoods of eastern North America. It is a long-lived oak, native to eastern North America. Not a very tall tree, typically reaching 65–85 feet, it nonetheless becomes quite massive. White oaks have been known to live up to six hundred years. The oldest living White Oak in Ontario is approximately 450 years old.
Sugar Maple is a species of maple native to the hardwood forests of northeastern North America. Sugar Maple is a deciduous tree normally reaching heights of 82–115 ft tall. The Sugar Maple is an extremely important species to the ecology of many forests in North America. The oldest living Sugar Maple in Ontario is approximately 500 years old.
The eastern white-cedar is also called northern white-cedar, arborvitae and swamp-cedar. The name arborvitae or “tree of life” dates from the 16th century when the French explorer Jacques Cartier learned how to use the tree’s foliage to treat scurvy. Northern whitecedars found to be growing on cliff faces in Southern Ontario are the oldest trees in Eastern North America and all of Canada, growing to ages in excess of 1,653 years old.
Idle Hands // Ottawa 2016
November 27 / 7am to 2pm // St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 523 St Anthony St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6Z9
After our year long hibernation Ottawa’s most anticipated and longest running Indie sale is happening again. Featuring local independent businesses, artist, crafters and vintage hawkers is happening again. Prints, jewellery, clothing, furniture, home decor, toys, edible delights and so much more. Over 50 local vendors from Ottawa, Montréal and Toronto.
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Etsy Made in Canada // Ottawa 2016
September 24+25 / 10am to 4pm // Bell Sensplex . 1565 Maplegrove Rd, Kanata
150 local area Etsy sellers from the area hit the fieldhouse for an incredible handmade weekend! $5 admission.
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