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Textured Portfolio

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BC: Please support the businesses featured in this album by visiting: Sawyers Village 27203 216th Ave SE Maple Valley, WA 98038 Curtis Lang Custom Homes 27203 216th Avenue SE # 5 Maple Valley, WA 98038-3273 (425) 432-3284 Millwork Outlet 28730 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Hwy. Maple Valley, WA 98038 425-432-5189

FC: THE STORY BEHIND THE BEAUTY | innovation * collaboration * inspiration

1: This photo book is dedicated to the family of Curtis Lang Custom Homes. Thank you for inviting us to create, design and dream alongside you throughout the years. May the treasure hunt never end! Thank you, The Millwork Outlet Team

2: "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." ~Henry Ford

3: Working with Curtis Lang to procure unique and historic materials for the buildings in Sawyers Village has been an exciting process. In purchasing the materials for his projects, Curtis has been relentless in his desire to honor the history of each salvaged treasure. A lover of history and architecture, it is of utmost importance that the materials that leave my shop leave with those who appreciate them as much as I do. I cannot express how grateful I am for the dedication Curtis has shown in displaying our materials in Sawyers Village. Having worked with thousands of builders over the past 20 years, I know there are very few builders who have the vision and talent to be able to transform a building into a true work of art like Curtis does. I hope this book helps to continue the history of these pieces and provides inspiration for our fellow treasure hunters and dreamers. Thank you, Dan Drllevich Millwork Outlet | history (his*to*ry): tale, story

5: Salvaged from Northwest coastal waters, these fir beams were submerged boom chain logs that provided food and shelter for shipworms, also called termites of the sea. | NORTHWEST COASTAL WATERS WORMWOOD

6: Sometimes called mollusks with a million dollar appetite, shipworms are credited with single handedly destroying the Hudson River piers in New York City. | Shipworms are actually clams whose anatomy inspired French Engineer Marc Brunel's tunneling shield, which allowed workers to tunnel through the unstable river bed beneath the Thames in the 19th century.

8: In 1950, the Barbee Mill was one of thirteen thriving sawmills along the shores of Lake Washington. In its heyday, the Barbee Mill cut over 1,000 board feet of wood a day, with most of it being exported to Japan. Forty seven years later, the Barbee Mill was the last sawmill operating on the shores of Lake Washington. In 2002, the Barbee Mill was shut down after a fire ceased all remaining operations. The historic Barbee Mill was sold and demolished in 2006 to make way for 114 units of luxury housing alongside the Seahawks Training Center.


10: Rejected as "A" grade doors, these craftsman style hemlock doors look gorgeous with a rich, rustic finish. The sliding doors in Ristrettos' Wiggle Room are a beautiful example of form and function working together. | "Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.." Frank Lloyd Wright


13: Salvaged from a warehouse demolition project at the University of Washington's extension campus in Tacoma, WA, these fir flooring boards fit perfectly with Ristrettos' decor.


15: Millwork Outlet maple slabs come from all over the state. After months of drying each tree, the Millwork Outlet hires local mobile sawmills to cut sections into slab wood. Each slab is hand sanded and oiled to enhance the natural beauty of the wood grain.

17: During one of the larger windstorms to hit the Pacific Northwest, this old growth cedar was uprooted from the ground of a farm in Hobart, Washington. Parts of the tree were salvaged, dried and stored at the Millwork Outlet. Curtis Lang and his team were able to clean up the pieces and repurpose them into natural legs for Ristrettos' bar top.


19: NATIONAL PARK SALVAGE | The porch posts surrounding Ristrettos' outdoor stone patio were built from salvaged power pole cross arms and hardware removed from the Mt. Rainier National Park. The posts were originally installed in 1904.

21: The Get Hot Yoga studio in Sawyers Village showcases reused materials at their best. The vintage teak and mahogany studio doors were salvaged from an old building in the Belltown district of Seattle. The overhead light fixture utilizes a fir timber beam salvaged from a sawmill in Port Gamble and Barbee Mill boom chains.

22: RECLAIMED PINE BOARDS | 1" x 12" salvaged shelving from a Tacoma warehouse gives the Bike Masters and Boards retail space an industrial, rustic feel.

24: A | B | C | D | E | F

25: Re-purposed steel rod sway bracing salvaged from a sawmill in Tacoma, Washington. | Re-manufactured Douglas Fir roof rafters salvaged from a turn of the century armory building in the northwest corner of Washington state. | A large patinaed Douglas Fir beam salvaged from the same armory building as the above roof rafters. | 8' tall vintage Douglas Fir 6 lite doors from local door manufacturing plant. | Rustic wood slabs made from sawn timbers salvaged from a University District demolition job in Seattle, Washington. | Vintage 6 lite doors combined with salvaged wood accent rail above. | A | B | C | D | E | F

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