From time to time, Thistlewood acquires reclaimed structures that can form the basis of a new design or an interesting addition or element with an existing structure.
Thistlewood emphasizes the re-use of materials when possible. We have a special interest in reclaimed materials and have several reclaimed structures (barns, trusses, etc), timbers (douglas fir, white pine, etc) and flooring (douglas fir, white pine and southern yellow pine) in inventory.
C. 1850 35' X 55' Hand-hewn White Pine Timber Frame Barn For Sale:
This inspiring timber frame threshing barn measuring 35' x 55' was originally built c.1850 near Toronto, Ontario and was constructed entirely from old growth White pine timbers. All large timbers are "hand-hewn" and exhibit a beautiful aged patina.
A large graceful "swing beam" spans the width of the structure and is a truly unique feature of this early barn. The top plates supporting the foot of the rafters are single timbers incredibily stretching the entire 55' length of the building. Smaller timbers and diagonal knee braces exhibit vertical saw marks and would have been milled at a local water powered sawmill. All joinery is traditional mortise and tenon. Square nails secured the rafters, roof and siding boards.
The entire frame was professionally documented and photographed prior to disassembly. All timbers have been catalogued for identification using stamped metal tags. This structure is ideal for conversion to residential or commercial space. Accurately dimensioned drawings and professional structural engineers stamp are available. Professional design, construction and installation services also available.
Price: $59,875.00 USD*
*Price shown does not include delivery or installation.
Atrium Glass Roof & Timber Frame Walls
Salvaged from the head office building at Club Monaco in Toronto, Ontario, this atrium roof served as a messanine within the core of the building.
The entire office building was slated for demolition and our company has acquired the structure and adapted arious options of a timber frame support system to accompany it.
The structure measures 24' x 40' (980 sq ft.)
- Thermal glass panels
- Timber post and plate system with carved knee braces
- Aluminum framework, hip roof configuration.
*Pricing includes timber elements but structure is available without as well.
Professional assemby, installation and design services available across North America and beyond!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to see more pictures, architectural renderings, 3D's, etc.
Price: $79,000.00 USD*
*Shipping and installation not included.
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FOR SALE: Unique 40' x 60' Hand-hewn White Pine Threshing Barn
This one-of-a-kind original threshing barn was crafted with massive, hand-hewn old growth white pine timbers c. 1845 near Milton, Ontario (Esquesing Township).
This is a very unique barn frame indeed! The barn has many architectural details that are sure to interest any barn enthusiast including four 60' long plate and purlin
timbers and a 40' long x 28" high swing beam. There is an amazing amount of wood in this frame with many of the timbers measuring an impressive 12" x 12" in size. Altogether, this barn frame package contains over 30,000 board feet of hand-hewn timber and vertically sawn board stock some of which measures 24" in width - a size almost unheard of in today's times. All board stock would have been vertically sawn on a water-powered sawmill.
This barn frame is an architectural and historical testament and monument to early settler life in southern Ontario and deserves to be re-constructed to be fully appreciated. The frame has been completely restored by experienced timber frame craftsmen and the entire barn frame is available for purchase and erection anywhere in North America. Steeped in character and charm, this unique timber frame structure would be ideal for a "larger than life" residence, a commercial structure, a working barn or focal point in a museum or historic site.
Price: $ 125,000.00 (CDN)*
- Entire barn frame including roof rafters, floorboards, wide grainery boards and other vertical sawn board stock.
- Accurately dimensioned drawings reflecting the timber configuration and measurements.
- Several pieces of the original hand-forged hardware
Price Does Not Include:
- Shipping (FOB Markdale, Ontario), handling and
reconstruction at building site.
- Siding or roofing material.
- Engineering or additional design services.
- Insulation or interior wall construction.
Thistlewood is strongly committed to the environment and the wise use of its resources. We believe that using reclaimed materials makes sound environmental and economical sense and today many of our custom homes and commerical structures are crafted out of reclaimed woods.
Building with pre-used materials not only gives our clients peace of mind in knowing that new trees were not harvested for their project, but the end result, because of its former use, is rich in personality and unique character.
Additionally, in the case of reclaimed woods and wooden structures, the wood (typically Douglas Fir) tends to be from old growth forests harvested hundreds of years ago. Because of this, the wood quality is more dense with tighter growth rings than new woods harvested today.
Reclaimed Douglas fir is stunning and possesses rich reddish hues with a pronounced, bold grain. These timbers are accented with marks and blemishes from its former use and this in itself makes for an overall aesthetic appeal.