|Almost 90% of this material was recycled in some way, the timbers destined for my studio.
|Most of these timbers are at least 16"x16" with some up to 24" (all 16 foot sections)
From the Star Telegram: “More than 90 percent of the buildings, including bricks, cypress timber, steel and concrete, is expected to be recycled, Britton said. Three metal buildings, a brick building, storage tanks and other small structures have already been removed from the site. The remaining structures will take about four months to demolish. "There are some wood beams in there that will blow you away. Some of that wood will be worth a bucketful of money," Brinkley said.” (read more here)
Historic building? Lots of great timber? 90% recycled demolition? I jumped at the opportunity! A few days later I was at the demo site watching the timber being stacked into bundles.
It’s beautiful stuff. I am very excited to have landed it. Take a look at these pictures…
|This photograph gives you an idea of just how much 50,000 board feet adds up to...
|The historical marker for the site
|JBL loading the largest sections onto one of the trucks for transport to Dallas
|Some of the original patina (tested negative for lead)
|First of 4 tractor trailers moving 50,000 board feet of reclaimed timbers
|Some of Noel Kerns work on the Swift side of the site