We have always continued down Reclamation Road here at Heritage Salvage, but my time got swept in to two Radio Shows, opening a store with my Daughter Suzy in Salmo and falling in love in Portland. As we pulled up our skirts around our lumber piles and began drying out from our blessed RAIN, we jumped in to January with a meaning. We love what we do! . . . and we don’t know slow!

Now when we take my wonderful crew of fabulous woodworkers, metalworkers, managers, sales and design staff and stir them together in the Heritage Family Pot, we get creative – and i love how this great group of folks treat all our wonderful customers. Not to mention the outside the box creativity and execution involved! Here is some of the fabulous timbers from Mare Island Shipyards being processed. Did you know that General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo himself named the Island. The story goes that one day some of General Vallejo’s animal stock was being moved across San Pablo Bay on a rickety old raft when a wind squall capsized it in the bay. One of the more prized passengers on board, a nameless old white mare saved herself by swimming ashore. She was discovered later living on the island. General Vallejo removed his horse and gave the island a new name, Isla de la Yegua, or Island of the Mare.

Here is a Kitchen Island made from Mare Island Fir. Building 221 was quite massive and had 3 mezzanine levels to work on different levels of the ships as the were pulled through the building on a track. This fir is beautifully Patina’d with circle saw marks and has hardened with age!

Now we also have an interesting collection of Parota Slabs, Parota being the National tree of Costa Rica and it grows so fast they can hardly keep up with it. Here is a Parota Waterfall, ready to flow in to someones desk space.

parota slab, live edge slab

. . . and here is a conference room table out of Parota.

I am glad to be back in Blogland and to have broken the Ice as it were for the first time in many moons – heres to Loving what we do!


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