Our Salvaged Douglas-Fir is sourced from old barn structures and historical buildings built in Oregon around the turn of the century. The best architectural salvage in our area is coming from buildings built before 1930. We scout for “True Dimensional” wood because each board was specifically cut in nominal dimensions. This reclaimed building material is very valuable and sought after due to it’s antiquity, availability, and premium grade. To preserve the integrity of the lumber, the materials have to be deconstructed carefully and strategically. Every floor joist and wall support is tediously de-nailed one by one. It is worth the value and hard work in the end. This high quality timber is hard to find today. We never know what we are going to uncover in this business, but that’s half the fun. Every piece takes on its own identity, revealing its history through weathered rough hewn saw marks and blackened mineral stains left behind from old rusty nails. These giving trees have served multiple purposes before being resurrected into functional art. Milbourn Woodwork’s furniture hold tremendous history and strength, by capturing recycled energy, from the original spirit of Oregon’s old-growth forests.