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Heavy Timbers from Germantown October 5, 2009

Posted by benchdogdesign in Uncategorized.

We recently procured a large amount of heavy timbers from a machine factory in Germantown.  When I got the call from one of our demo contractor friends asking if we were interested in receiving up to 50 heavy timber beams and columns (ranging from 6×10’s to 8×14’s to 12×12’s…all about 20′ long) out of an old factory that they were about to tear down…I was beside myself.  I knew that even though this was a very large amount of material for us, that it was  simply too good to turn down.  Seeing that we are already pretty full in the shop, we decided this load would need to be stored outside our shop in a secure location.  Thanks to some friends with a yard, we were able to accept the loads and store the wood there (covered up, of course.)

The pictures below were taken after only the 2nd load arrived.  There were about 4 or 5 more loads after this.  Granted the stack got pretty big, pretty fast.  And we did not have access to a fork lift so all of the timbers were unloaded and stacked by hand!!

From what we can tell at this point, the species of wood include pine, doug fir, and even some oak.  Most of the timbers are straight and in good condition.  Many of them are too big for our planer and will have to be milled by a special machine…either on-site or taken to a lumber mill.

Seeing that there is a decent amount of wood here, we are considering putting some of it up for sale.  If anyone out there is interested, or knows someone who might be interested, in picking up some reclaimed heavy timbers, please feel free to contact us at info@benchdogdesign.com or 215.300.5030.

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1. black hattitude - October 22, 2009


Thank you for the great quality of your blog, each time i come here, i’m amazed.

black hattitude.

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