Heritage Salvage in Petaluma

If you’re a Northern California builder, I highly recommend you stop in at Heritage Salvage in Petaluma. They have tons of used wood, hardwood slabs, and all manner of recycled and soulful building materials.

Shown here is a walnut slab that is 8′ 3″ long, and 60″ at one end and 43″ at the other. Think of the walnut tree that this came from.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Heritage Salvage in Petaluma

  1. Beautiful walnut slab….imagine, no glue or formaldehyde in THAT piece of wood. I love looking a wood furniture/etc, which are solid wood.

    nice stuff, I bet in that store, nice too, that it is saved from the landfill.

  2. yes – they have amazing stuff at heritage. have you noticed how expensive salvaged wood has become? it's understandable…but sheesh!

  3. A piece of wood like that would never go to the landfill. Okay, maybe 50 years ago it might have if George Nakashima hadn't scooped it up. As for the price, think of the labor involved locating, harvesting and milling it. You get what you pay for [pay for what you get]

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