Make a set of base cabinets to match the original douglas fir cabinets. As seen here. The cabinets are fir but refaced with a soon to be removed laminate. We found the doors being used as shelves in the closets.
Bad Wood/ Good Wood
My carpenter found a source for reclaimed fir beams. They come from demolished turn of the century houses and have a great patina. Unfortunately they also look like they would eat your jointer alive. Fortunately I only paid about $200 bucks for 10 huge beams (6” x 4” x 12 ft on average)
So I bought a resawish blade for the bandsaw and went to work. (Pulled a couple dozen nails first).
A few hours later and a couple dozen useable board feet of lumber appeared.Rough thickness averaged a hair over 4/4” Very worth the work and the price.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne