Something I realized recently is that many people don’t know the scope of the lumber yard we have at Aurora Mills.  It’s huge!  A number of customers have commented that it is one of the largest of its kind around here.

A section of the lumber yard at Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage

A section of the lumber yard at Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage


We specialize in only reclaimed timbers, beams and barnwood and all of the wood in our lumber yard is salvaged locally. This material comes from barns, warehouses and homes that are being torn down.   We also get a fair amount of corrugated tin from the roofs of barns we salvage.
Sample of some of the corrugated tin salvaged from barn roofs.  We have two styles available.

Sample of some of the corrugated tin salvaged from barn roofs. We have two styles available.


Our barnwood is all old growth Douglas fir that is approximately 80 years old or older.  We have hand hewn beams that were salvaged from an 1860s barn and rough sawn beams and timbers ranging in size from 2” x 4”s up to 17” x 17” and sometimes wider.
A few of our larger timbers, though they do get bigger!

A few of our larger timbers, though they do get bigger!


Over the years we have saved hundreds of thousands of board feet from going into the landfill or a burn pile – something to be proud of when making the decision to use reclaimed materials.
Barnwood at Aurora Mills

Barnwood at Aurora Mills


Our inventory is constantly changing so if you are interested in learning more about the lumber we have at Aurora Mills, please call for quantity available and pricing.
Also, this next week I will focus our blog on a few people who have turned these raw materials into treasure.  Their work is truly inspiring.