Saving Trees Through Search, Rescue And Recycling
One of the most important factors that homeowners must consider when choosing timber flooring services in Sydney is experience. This is particularly true with hardwood flooring because an improper installation can result into several issues like uneven or squeaky floorboards. Past projects will speak for the quality and standard of workmanship.
Lincoln Dobson has a business in Saskatchewan that deals with search, rescue and recycling of forest timber. He rescues timber from heaps of demolition scrap. He recycles Douglas fir, western larch, spruce and pine beams into new timber and lumber products. By harvesting the industrial forest in this manner, Lincoln helps preserve existing old growth trees. He also provides some of the best richly-textured appearance grade wood for new constructions.
Lincoln loves nature and he wants to do his part in planting trees. He spent years working for a timber framing company where he learned mortise and tenon joinery skills needed in building handcrafted timber frame structures. Lincoln’s father inspired him to rescue and recycle wood throughout the countryside where many old wooden grain elevators were scattered.
With his desire to save trees along with his skills in sawmilling and carpentry, Lincoln launched Last Mountain Timber. For the past 2 decades, the company was able to rescue more than 1.6 million board feet of timber from demolished buildings. The old growth beams were anywhere between 40 to 110 years old with some measuring as large as 12”x 16” up to 24 feet long. The wood is either salvaged or purchased from elsewhere as soon as they become available.
For many years, the company was extremely busy in rescuing high quality, old growth wood. However, it became more difficult to find industrial timber from demolition projects. Many of the grain storage silos are being used in constructions. They were able to salvage timber from 205 grain elevators but it is likely the last available.
If you are looking for professional wood floor installation, your best option is timber flooring services in Sydney that makes sure you are paying a fair price for the job. They are up-to-date with the industry’s best practices to ensure the most beautiful and durable results possible for your hardwood floor.