Dating historic lumber

These beautifully grained, Douglas Fir timbers, have been filmed in the background of notable superstars, such as John Barrymore, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogard, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood, and Rin-Tin-Tin.

You can design into you’re next project a gorgeous selection of movie making history – lumber with a story of its own to tell.

The Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO) mill in Scotia, California is the largest redwood mill ever built.

PALCO was founded as a logging camp in 1863 when the town was called Forestville, and within 30 years was the largest company in Humboldt County.

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We are offering some large timbers that were being sailed from Washington to England in 1909. A storm hit off Grays Harbor, Washington and ship and cargo went down. It is very heavy due to the fact that the already green wet timber in 1909 was underwater for 90 years.

Benjamin Cribari, the founder, first immigrated to America in 1899 from Cosenza, Italy.

Crossroads Lumber’s inventory includes timbers from historical sites throughout the western states.The oldest buildings in San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square were already standing in 1893 when Domingo Ghirardelli’s sons purchased the entire block of property to use as the headquarters for their father’s successful chocolate business.From 1899 to 1915 the Ghirardelli family continued to add four more buildings; the Chocolate Building, the Cocoa Building, the Clock Tower, and the Power House.A few sides look almost sandblasted from years on the ocean bottom. Browse our available products using the Product link at the top of this page.Crossroads has a limited supply of beautiful Douglas Fir from the 1936 prop and studio building deconstructed in 2007, some of which we can remanufacture into flooring or paneling on request.

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Stanford University athletes have participated in, and achieved medals in every summer game from 1908 to the 2008 games in Beijing, bringing home a total of 182 Olympic medals.

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