At Bingham Lumber we are able to yield an extremely high percentage of usable fiber from the salvaged timbers, roofing boards, and barn boards. The reason we are able to be an industry leader in percentageis the way we approach the milling process. We rely on our 70 years of sawmill experience to use different techniques to increase the usage of this recycled fiber.
Simply put, we do not saw to make just flooring or even flooring in set dimensions. We saw the recycled timbers into various boards in a number of sizes to increase the yield. Once we have gained the maximum yield by manufacturing a number of different size boards, we optimize each piece into mouldings, wainscot, flooring, millwork and furniture planks.
Our saw mill beginnings give us the knowledge and ingenuity to get the highest yield from the reclaimed stock.
As reclaimed products grow in popularity we have seen a wider range of material being reclaimed, including brick and windows.
Bingham Lumber works with salvage professionals around the country to source our reclaimed stock.
The little guy in the drivers seat is Tom’s father, David, making a delivery.
There are several steps to the process of manufacturing salvaged lumber. These steps include:
Sizing and Sorting
Sawing the material to size
Milling or Moulding
Each pieces is hand selected and graded.
De-Nailing and removing other metal from these pieces is a time consuming process which is one of the reasons reclaimed can be more expensive than traditional wood material.
Each beam, joist and board that comes through our door is inspected with a metal detector before a saw blade touches it.
All of our machines are fed by hand.
Because of the process involved in the salvage and milling process reclaimed lumber is typically more expensive than traditional or “virgin wood”. This is the result of the time and labor it takes to process this rough material into a workable fiber.