Project Description

From Felton, CA The Lumber Baron has the lumber from the demolition of two 60,000 gallon+ reclaimed redwood water tanks. Made from clear all heart redwood, this 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ material is available in 16′ and 20′ lengths. Some of the pieces have some woodpecker holes, many still stuffed with acorns!

Reclaimed redwood water tanks are still found on farms throughout the country and scatter the New York City skyline. Left alone, the interior faces of tank staves have a feathery, scaly appearance caused from years of use and varying liquid levels. After decades of exposure, the outsides have weathered to varying shades of grey. When milled, wonderful dark purples can appear from years of sediment intake.

The appeal of redwood lumber as a building material goes beyond its strength and beauty. Redwood is also resistant to decay and pests, thanks to the natural tannins which creates much of its unique color.


Our Reclaimed FSC Certified Lumber is Sustainable and Green:

Wood is resistant, and in the right conditions, last for a very long time. Several wooden structures through out the world have lasted over a thousand years. In fact, a major part of our business is selling incredible lumber from deconstructed buildings. The ultimate in reducing the consumption of materials, our reclaimed lumber is exquisite and rich in history. Check out our other reclaimed lumber options.

Research proves that “greenness” has a measurable impact on occupants. And not just in residential applications. Used in retail and hospitality, it enhances customer experiences. In healthcare it contributes to faster healing. In workspaces it promotes productivity and boosts morale. As urbanization continues, factoring these benefits into modern design is crucial. Reap the many benefits of wood by incorporating it in your next project.