|Forum topic by Cory||posted 03-23-2009 10:48 PM||1348 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
03-23-2009 10:48 PM
We tore down a building built in the early 1880’s a few months ago and I managed to save quite a bit of the trusses and columns that were in the building. I’ve got the timbers stored in a warehouse and they’re just taking up space. Some of them are pretty splintered up, but most are in good shape. I would say that the average size of the beams is 14” x 14” and some are as long as 30’. I believe most of them are long-grain douglass fir with some oak and pine thrown in.
My question is what the heck to do with all of them? I thought about selling them, but I haven’t had much luck finding someone to take them. I also thought about taking them to a local mill to have them cut down, but I have no idea what to tell them I want. They’re too beautiful to throw away so that’s not an option.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Here’s a few pictures of the beams:
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