Customer projects

Wood from WRTC has already lived a long and useful first life, and after it is salvaged and cleaned can live a long and useful second life as part of a new structure! Our wood is used in many different applications, from large specialty construction and restoration projects to individual boards. These are a few projects which have incorporated our reclaimed wood.

Customer photo using whitewash barnboard Customer photo using circular sawn wood

Zientte Interiors, a home decor and furniture retailer, created these beautiful suspended shelves with reclaimed wood we supplied them.




You can visit them at 18 Water St in Vancouver, or there is a virtual tour of their store available if you would like a closer look!



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 Dimensional Lumber: Brown Antique Patina


Lovely set of stairs one of our customers made for his daughter-in-law.

Kevin is doing some great modern styled furniture with reclaimed wood at Ronin Built Furniture... Here is a table he created with some wood we supplied:

More photos and updates here: Ronin Built Furniture Facebook

Photos courtesy of Ronin Built Furniture





Products Used:

 Dimensional Lumber: Brown Antique Patina


It always amazes me how some of our customers can take the old, beat-up looking pieces of wood and turn it into something fantastic... this is a wine room built by Nexus Construction:

Photo courtesy of Nexus Construction

And these are the "before" pictures:


Products Used:

 Dimensional Lumber: Brown Antique Patina

One of our customers built this beautiful trestle table!  Here's what he has to say:


"Final dimensions (give or take an inch for finishing and bevelling) 64" long, 48" wide x 34 1/2" high. The thing has to be at least 300+ lbs! I made it so each surface plank can be removed...if needed. The x-frame legs are held together with lags and PL construction adhesive. The foot-rails are lagged but can be removed. I was able to completely construct it in the garage and bring it in the front door using U-haul straps, two people and a felt pad to slide it across the hardwood once inside. So far I have only finished the surface with a rub-on poly. It looks hand rubbed with oil but has polyurethane protection. The saw marks and sanding striations came out beautifully. The only wood on this thing that is not from your mill are the table top supports that top each "X". This was simple framing 2x12 lumber I laminated together, stained, and distressed. I went more of a creosote colour to contrast the fir. (i.e. railway ties, without the mess or stink).
The problem is now, I have people interested in me making them the same table."


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What our customers are saying:

Wood flooring with Hardwax finish

---Thanks to a good customer of ours for this update on her wood floor with an OSMO hardwax finish, which was installed 10 years ago and has survived floods, puppies, and family life beautifully!

..It has been incredible! I am so glad that we went the route of solid wood & hard wax instead of laminate & plastic coating! ...

My flood was several inches deep all over our kitchen/livingroom. The basement ceiling had to have holes drilled into it in order to release the water that poured down from behind the kitchen cabinets. All my neighbours came over to help move outside all the furniture from both the main floor and the basement so that we could get rid of the water and dry the surfaces out. Everyone expressed condolences, feeling so sorry for me, everyone thinking that I would certainly lose my wood flooring. When the water was washed away and the floor dried with towels, we all stood back expecting to see the floor distort, buckle, split or otherwise come apart...and nothing happened! The entire expanse of wood floor looked completely untouched! It still matches 100% the identical wood flooring at the end of the hall and in the bedrooms where the water hadn't reached (when the water reached the air vents it flowed down them to the basement). You cannot see where the flood stopped and started!! There were those who warned that it might take a few weeks for the floor to start to buckle or rise - but a full year later, you still can't see any evidence of a flood, you would never know that there had been a flood in the house!

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