Distillery District Wood

Reclaimed from the Historic Gooderham & Worts Distillery District in Toronto

Distillery District Reclaimed Vintage Wood

This precious supply of vintage first-growth Douglas Fir timber is already being put to good use. Having served it's original purpose as racking for whiskey kegs for over 150 years, there was no question that it should be preserved for reuse. Having been used throughout the Toronto Distillery District in the restoration of the original buildings and also as flooring in the new condos, the remaining supply is now available for other uses — and there are many!

New products are being created weekly, and the photos above show just a few. The objective is to waste nothing and creative ideas have come forth. As well as tongue and groove flooring, and V-groove panel boards, Rob has devised a way to utilize end cut sections for flooring and design work as seen in the "horse" design used in our trade show display booth. Even the ends of the wooden beams can be salvaged after nails are removed. Knots and holes are filled with round wooden plugs bored from scraps, making virtually all areas usable.

See an amazing "feature wall" made with rough cut fleches of this wood.
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See some restaurant and patio items made with this wood.
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Above: A view of the Distillery District Reclaimed Wood Beams in one of the old rack houses.

The only question remaining is: What would YOU like to create with this vintage wood? We'd love to discuss it with you, please call Rick Davie at:

Office: 416-507-2412 Cell: 647-969-7425

...or Email us.