In 1904 the Brothers efforts focused on distribution of films.By World War I they were producing films, and in 1918 the brothers opened the Warner Bros. In April of 1923, with help from a loan, they formally incorporated as Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated.
We are offering some large timbers that were being sailed from Washington to England in 1909. A storm hit off Grays Harbor, Washington and ship and cargo went down. It is very heavy due to the fact that the already green wet timber in 1909 was underwater for 90 years.
The story we’ve heard is that the timbers were to be used to build ships for the Queen’s navy. These timbers were underwater for 90 years before they broke free, floated to the surface and washed ashore. Crossroads has the last load of these timbers that we know of. We don’t know how much salt water they took on because they were probably fresh cut, already heavy and wet when they sank.
They’ve stayed straight and true with a bit of minor checking on the outside faces but no major heart checking.
Recycled Lumber from reclaimed wood carries with it the stories of the past.
Crossroads Lumber’s inventory includes timbers from historical sites throughout the western states.
Read on for fascinating background on some of our inventory available to you.
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A few sides look almost sandblasted from years on the ocean bottom. Browse our available products using the Product link at the top of this page.
Crossroads has a limited supply of beautiful Douglas Fir from the 1936 prop and studio building deconstructed in 2007, some of which we can remanufacture into flooring or paneling on request.