Searching for Beams in Kenwood, California

Bryan found a potential source of reclaimed Douglas Fir beams in Kenwood, CA.  The beams were being taken out of a 100+ year old building, located at the South East corner of Griswold Avenue and Highway 12 (Sonoma Highway) in Kenwood, California.

Reclaimed Beams

The beams are approximately 25 feet long and are 4x12s.  The building is being deconstructed and the beams should be available next week.  Most of the beams look fine.  There are a couple beams that have fire damage at one end.

Although these beams look good, they are too narrow as we require 6x beams.  However, we could rip the beams and get some 2×12 material …

The beams are in the roof structure of this 100+ year old building in Kenwood that is being deconstructed.

The beams are in the roof structure of this 100+ year old building in Kenwood that is being deconstructed.

The 4x beams were supporting the roof structure over the first floor of the building.

The 4x beams were supporting the roof structure over the first floor of the building.

View of the end of one of the 4x12 Douglas Fir beams.  You can see the growth rings in this beam.

View of the end of one of the 4x12 Douglas Fir beams. You can see the growth rings in this beam.

The view from the old building across Highway 12 is fabulous.  These beams have had a great history and could work well in our home.

The view from the old building across Highway 12 is fabulous. These beams have had a great history and could work well in our home.

Watching the San Jose Sharks Beat the Edmonton Oilers

 Eric and Natasha Venzon generously offered to take us to see the Edmonton Oilers play the San Jose Sharks in the HP Pavillion.  Born in Edmonton, Bryan is a life-long Oilers fan; Jo-Anne was cheering for the home team, San Jose. 

Throughout the game, Eric enjoyed pointing out just how poorly the last-place Oilers were playing vs the first-place Sharks.  Bryan was able to stand up and cheer only once in the second period …

Sharks win 4-1 over Edmonton.

Playing of the national anthems.

Playing of the national anthems.

O Canada!

O Canada!

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