Salvage Sources

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Almost all of these woods were salvaged in Winnipeg, Manitoba. All the wood colors are natural!!!

Wood SALVAGE SOURCE AND OTHER TREE INFO
Acacia 1.     Wood left over from a hardwood flooring installation. Winnipeg, Manitoba

2.    Wood from an old banana holder stand.

Amur Cherry Wind fall tree found on my street in Winnipeg Manitoba. Amur cherry, also known as Manchurian cherry, has bronze coloured papery bark that sheds. It is species of cherry native to Korea, northeastern China and southeastern Russsia.
Apple Arborist tree removal, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Ash 1.     Wood from discarded hardwood pallets from CARTE INTERNATIONAL INC, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2.    Scraps and offcuts from Dynasty Flooring, Winnipeg, http://dynastyflooringcanada.com

Austrailian Lacewood Guitar maker scraps, Glen Bergman (Luthier), Winnipeg  www.bluebirdguitar.comThis tree is native to Northern Austrailia where it is known as silky oak.
Bamboo Old wooden box found at local Thrift store in Winnipeg.
Birch Hardwood flooring off cuts, Winnipeg
Bubinga Guitar maker scraps, Glen Bergman (Luthier), Winnipeg  www.bluebirdguitar.com

Grows in Cameroon, Gabon and Zaire    *Endangered species

Burr Oak Arborist tree removal, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Caragana Prunings from Saint Norbert Arts Centre (SNAC),Winnipeg http://www.snac.mb.ca/
Central American Rosewood Guitar maker scraps, Glen Bergman (Luthier), Winnipeg  www.bluebirdguitar.com
Cherry 1.      Local furniture maker scraps: Grasslands Furniture, Winnipeg. http://grasslandswoodcraft.com/

2.      Wood from discarded hardwood pallets from CARTE INTERNATIONAL INC, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Cocobolo Guitar maker scraps, Glen Bergman (Luthier), Winnipeg  www.bluebirdguitar.comIndigenous to West coast of Central America. *Endangered species
Crabapple
  1. Prunings from Saint Norbert Arts Centre (SNAC),Winnipeg http://www.snac.mb.ca/
  2. Arborist tree removal, Winnipeg
Ebony Broken old wood sculpture found at local Thrift store in Winnipeg.Grows in Sri Lanka, India and Africa. One of the rarest and most expensive exotic woods in the world! *Endangered species
Elm
  1. Gifted wood from Saint Norbert Arts Centre (SNAC) ,Winnipeg http://www.snac.mb.ca/
  2. A gift from a friend. This wood comes from another wood reclaim company: Wood Anchor. They have a deal with the city to salvaged Elms that are being cut down or thinned. Winnipeg.
  3. Wood from an old desk. Winnipeg
European Buckthorn  Considered a weed species in Winnipeg, this is a beautiful orange-brown wood is supplied to me by the City of Winnipeg, forestry branch when they cull it. City of Winnipeg, Naturalist Services Branch www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/naturalist/ns/
French Oak Scraps from an organ that was removed from a cathedral in France and is estimated to be 200-300 years old. This wood was given to me by a local Winnipeg, Manitoban Luthier.
Hickory Scraps from a local Winnipeg, Manitoba kitchen cabinet manufacturing shop.
Honduran Mahogany Guitar maker scraps, Glen Bergman (Luthier), Winnipeg  www.bluebirdguitar.com*Endangered species
Honeysuckle Prunings from Saint Norbert Arts Centre (SNAC),Winnipeg http://www.snac.mb.ca/
Indian Rosewood Old wooden box found at local Thrift store in Winnipeg.
Indonesian Mahogany Wood from discarded hardwood pallets from CARTE INTERNATIONAL INC, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Jatoba(Brazilian Cherry) Scraps and offcuts from Dynasty Flooring, Winnipeg, http://dynastyflooringcanada.comAlthough Jatobá is sometimes referred to as Brazilian cherry or South American cherry, it is not a cherry tree but a legume belonging to the Fabaceae family.  It is a tree common to the CaribbeanCentral, and South America.
Juniper Arborist Tree removal, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lilac
  1. Tree prunings from my neighbour’s tree, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  2. Arborist tree removal, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lauan Wood from discarded hardwood pallets from CARTE INTERNATIONAL INC, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Maple 1.     Wood from discarded hardwood pallets from CARTE INTERNATIONAL INC, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  1. Local furniture maker scraps: Grasslands Furniture, Winnipeg. http://grasslandswoodcraft.com/
  2. Salvaged broken maple furniture, Winnipeg
  3. Scraps and offcuts from Dynasty Flooring, Winnipeg. Dynasty Flooring, Winnipeg http://dynastyflooringcanada.com
Massaranduba Scraps and offcuts from Dynasty Flooring, Winnipeg. Dynasty Flooring, Winnipeg http://dynastyflooringcanada.comAlso known as Bulletwood and Brazilian Redwood. It is extremely dense and hard.
Mountain Ash 1.      City Tree removal, Winnipeg, MB.

2.      Scraps from a local Winnipeg, Manitoba kitchen cabinet manufacturing shop.

Olive wood Old wooden dish found at local Thrift store in Winnipeg.
Paduak
  1. Someone gave me a free broken marimba, Winnipeg
  2. Guitar maker scraps, Glen Bergman, Luthier, www.bluebirdguitar.com
Walnut
  1. Arborist tree removal Winnipeg, MB.
  2. Old wooden plaque found at local Thrift store in Winnipeg.
  3. Scraps from a local Winnipeg, Manitoba kitchen cabinet manufacturing shop.
Wild Plum Prunings from Saint Norbert Arts Centre (SNAC),Winnipeg http://www.snac.mb.ca/
Pau Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood) Guitar maker scraps, Glen Bergman, Luthier, www.bluebirdguitar.com
Purpleheart Hardwood flooring offcuts from Haida Gwaii, CanadaIndigenous to Central and South America *Endangered species
Red Oak Wood from discarded hardwood pallets from CARTE INTERNATIONAL INC, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Siberian Elm City Tree removal, Winnipeg, MB.
Staghorn Sumac Arborist tree removal Winnipeg, MB.
White Oak Local furniture maker scraps: Grasslands Furniture, Winnipeg. http://grasslandswoodcraft.com/
Yew Fine furniture maker scraps, Haida Gwaii, Canada
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3 thoughts on “Salvage Sources

  1. I got a pair of your earrings to give as gift while on the west coast this past summer. Have you worked with arbutus wood?It is such a stunning tree, and some times I find broken branches.

    • Hi Shelly. I used to live in Victoria and did use some arbutus then, but don’t have any now. Beautiful wood. Would love some. Maybe we could do a trade if you want more jewelry or a wooden kitchen utensil. Just have to make sure it is not rotten. Sometimes that is why branches break off. Thank you for thinking of me. Carson

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