“First-Growth Furniture”

Legacy Vintage is a reliable stockist of assorted lumber that is hundreds of years old. We primarily salvage timber from barns that were constructed early in the 19th century. These structures were built using lumber from “first” or “old-growth” trees, mostly pine and hemlock. Calculated from there growth rings these trees are hundreds of years old,. This is a process known as dendrochronology. Making our timbers, in most cases, at least 250 years-old.

While we do not promote the continued logging of old-growth forests, we do however, appreciate the stability and beauty of the already harvested lumber and want to preserve these timbers for future generations to enjoy. Darrell Drover from Saltwood Design is preserving these timbers through custom designed furniture. Contemporary pieces where the natural beauty has a lasting impression.  

A Toronto based company commissioned Darrel to create a few of the following pieces:

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A staff table, 13-feet in length, which sits 16 people,and was built using re-milled pine, along with walnut details.

 

 

 

 

 

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Matching coffee table, made with the same materials and techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo (16)The Bench in front of the fireplace was constructed from old beams, again re-surfaced, constructed with mortise and tenon, then stained

to match the mantle above the fireplace in their lobby.

 

 

 

 

 

Live edge Cherry

This piece that is available to purchase is a live edge Cherry sofa/hall table. The top, floating shelf, drawer fronts, and end panels are solid cherry that a farmer milled in Port Hope 40 years ago. The casework is Ash also locally purchased, stained black, and then top-coated with black lacquer for consistency.

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to contact Saltwod Designs or perhaps want to have a go at your own project using reclaimed timer, go to our contacts page and let us know. Also don’t forget to keep an eye on our frequently updated ‘latest inventory’ page for incoming lumber and other stock. Below are few more furniture pieces created by more of our customers using reclaimed lumber and other materials.