Project Description

2017’s Sonoma fire storm devastated the area. This 150,000 gallon redwood water tank stood right in the fire’s path. The roof burned, as well as the top four feet of all the boards, but the water line, at 16′ high, saved the rest of the tank. The only thing left standing, this redwood water tank endured, like we’re sure so many Sonoma resident’s who lost their homes have. It may not look like much now but there’s some beautiful clear all heart redwood under those scorch marks (see Fieldwork picture). Our Sonoma Fire Reclaimed Redwood nets approximately 2-5/8″ x 7-1/4″ x 16′ in its current state.

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. Add to it the history of our Sonoma Fire Reclaimed Redwood and it’s a no brainer material selection.

Our Lumber is Sustainable and Green:

Studies prove that when it comes to environmental performance, natural wood is superior to synthetic products in every way. Of all the building products, the lumber we sell has some of the lowest impacts on air and water quality. Its production produces far fewer toxins and green house gases in comparison to composites and cement. While other building materials generate greenhouse gasses, the lumber we stock actually removes greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. Unlike brick, cement and composite lumber, our lumber is renewable and biodegradable. Our WRCedar, mahogany and redwood are sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world.

Wood is the only major building material that is renewable. As trees are harvested, new ones are planted and as the trees grow they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Lumber producers have been replacing harvested trees so diligently over the last few decades that North American forests have actually grown by 20% since 1970.

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.