Kenai Landing is commencing the deconstruction of the old Columbia Wards Fisheries warehouse and offering the unique old growth Douglas Fir for sale.
Kenai Landing, the largest private-sector financed historic restoration in Alaska’s history, is commencing a project to recycle old growth Douglas Fir through deconstructing a vacant warehouse.
Project Manager Steve Agni said, “Most of the original structures that we have restored remain, though due to cost of renovation, current building codes, and visitor economics, we have finally decided to deconstruct this 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse built in 1922.”
This uniquely valuable and useful old growth wood was harvested about 100 years ago and has superb structural as well as finish qualities. Much of the wood is graded C or better and is vertical tight grain. Deconstruction involves the reversal of the construction process to remove, preserve and reuse valuable building materials such as the old growth Douglas Fir. The economic and environmental benefits of building deconstruction and lumber recycling is now one element of and encouraged by the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency’s ‘Green Building Initiative’.
Thus the old growth Douglas Fir will be available for sites in Alaska and beyond. Provisions will be made to ship the material to buyers. The lumber includes dimensional lumber, structural beans and floor planking — all useful in home and business construction sites.
The deconstruction will begin in early June. Those with questions may contact Project Manager Steve Agni at 907-229-0583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.