A New Old Place
We were honored when Nisha Jackson, the owner of 2Hawk Winery, approached us about supplying the reclaimed lumber for her new tasting room. She had a vision of having her tasting room being new, but looking old. Reclaimed, historic lumber and timber were the perfect fit for her designs. Our large inventory and wide sourcing made her vision a practical possibility.
Exterior porch posts and header beams, as well as the stair treads on the stairway going to the basement, were reclaimed from a brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that was build in 1867. They are Long Leaf Yellow Pine, which is very tight grained and strong. There were extensive Long Leaf Yellow Pine forests in the southeast states along the Gulf coast. The timber produced from these large trees was the premium lumber used in the construction of most of the large factories built in the East, the Midwest, and the South during the industrial expansion following the Civil War. The Long Leaf Yellow Pine forest were logged out and essentially gone by around 1910. Now, as the old factories become obsolete and are being dismantled, those timbers are again becoming available through the reclaimed market.
A very unique part of this building is the interior hand hewn posts. They come from an old barn in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The barn was constructed in 1860 by General James Pierce, according to a representative of the Mercer County Historical Society. General Pierce was quite prominent in building industry in the region and a popular man in the local society.
Multiple horse corrals around Fort Klamath, in Southern Oregon contributed the Red Corral Board siding on the Bar and interior cabinetry. These corrals were built and painted red in the 1940’s. As time passed, green and yellow lichen grew and yielded a nicely aged look to the boards. The half-posts applied occasionally to the front of the bar are from the cattle chute that was a part of the same corral.
“Mushroom Board” was used for the ceiling paneling and interior siding. The lumber used to build the mushroom growing trays for this Pennsylvania farm is Eastern Hemlock.
In the process of growing mushrooms, the softer part of the wood grain erodes, leaving the boards looking almost like they’ve been sandblasted. The color of the wood ages to a rich golden patina.
The flooring is Douglas Fir and was re-milled from timbers reclaimed from the old Lithia Motors building in downtown Medford.
The porch soffit wood was recovered at a sawmill demolition in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The material came from the Circle D.E. Sawmill, which was constructed in 1926 on Crosby Street.
Interior and exterior trim and beam wraps were recovered from a wooden granary in North Eastern California’s Cowhead Valley. It was built in the late 1930’s of local pine. Ranchers no longer grow grain in that region, so the granary sat abandoned for decades.
The 10” X 10” Douglas Fir exterior light posts came from the Port of Stockton, California.
The 2Hawk Wine Tasting Room is meant to be enjoyed in the moment and appreciated for its rich history.
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