We discovered a huge amount of salvaged oak trim, doors and hardware at an auction in New York. When we inquired as to where all of this grand material came from, we were informed that it was salvaged a few years ago from some "capital building in Ottawa". A little digging confirmed our hunch - that we had just acquired 30 huge heaping pallets of oak that had adorned our nation's Parliament building. In 2012, it was renovated and upgraded and thousands of linear feet of baseboard, doors, door trim and casings were removed for disposal. It had actually been carefully removed, with very little damage, if any, to the pieces - stored by a salvage company in the U.S., and included in an auction years later that a couple Canadians just happened to go to!
We were fortunate enough to purchase a few sets of the doorknobs and hinges, as well. These are in the Gothic style, matching the grand architecture of the place. I am thrilled to have these - even for just a little while!
We will be bringing pieces into the store as we sort and inventory it all. We intend to sell the wood very reasonably, on a price per linear foot so everybody could easily afford a piece of Parliament Hill.
Here is some of the trim:
Baseboard Trim: $6.75/linear foot
Door Trim: $12.95/linear foot
WOOD, TRIM AND BARN-BOARD PLANK
Various barnboards and wood pieces are available to purchase at our store.