Salvaged Bay Laurel

Salvaged Bay Laurel is a wonderful choice for your custom countertop or table

One characteristic which makes this wood particularly special is how slowly it grows, taking centuries for the trees to reach full maturity. The wood of the myrtle is exceptionally dense and fine-grained. Myrtle wood has many faces from big ribbons to tight fiddleback , and it goes by many names locally here on the North coast such as California Bay Laurel, California Pepper Wood or Myrtle. Depending upon your chosen finish, the tones can be rich and vibrant or warm and neutral. 

The California Bay Laurel is a distinctive tree in California. The only native species in the ancient family Lauraceae to occur in the state. Its range runs from the Umpqua River in Oregon along the Pacific Coast ranges where it reaches its greatest size and into the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. It is a companion tree found in redwood and mixed conifer habitats. 

Example: The below Bay Laurel slab was taken from a wind fall on the border of Sonoma and Mendocino County. Its age was estimated at 110 years.

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Reclaimed Redwood Wine Tank

Reclaimed from Beaulieu Vineyard with historical provenance

For decades the barrel room at Beaulieu Vineyards contained large redwood tanks (over 100 years old) which at one time were used for fermenting large lots of wine. These were stored all the way up until around 2017 when they were finally removed. It was at this time that Sonoma Millworks was able to reclaim their redwood tanks as a means to give them new life.

Old Growth Redwood 

At Sonoma Millworks, our old growth, Patina Redwood Wine Tank reclaimed wood is in rare supply. Old growth Redwood comes from very large vintage trees that grew over centuries in relatively undisturbed forests. These 900+ year old trees grew slowly due to shade and competition from larger trees. As a result, they have tighter growth rings and denser wood.  Today, old growth Redwood is scarce after extensive logging from the 1850’s up until the 1980’s. Due to its availability at the time, Redwood was readily used as a vessel to transport wine on ships up the coast of California.

LINK to our Redwood Wine Tank Barn Door on our website for reference

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