What is considered Reclaimed?

 

“The recovery of useful substances from waste products”
Urban Tree Salvage carries reclaimed wood from fallen or dismantled northern Ontario barns as well as historic Toronto wharfs dating back to the early 1800’s.             

Depending on its former use, the wood will have unique colours and textures caused by a combination of mineral absorption, sun, rain and wind.

Distinguishing features such as hand forged spikes, nails, tight annual growth rings and timber branding are commonly found in these beams and boards showcasing old world craftsmanship and processing techniques.

Logs were branded using unique symbols or marks for the purpose of identifying ownership.  Loggers applied their marks using a heavy branding hammer, which drove an impression deep into the log.