YES! We do Millwork!
We’ve always been able to make custom moldings and other millwork items in our shop but now we have something really special!
You have probably heard of Toronto’s Historic Gooderham & Worts Distillery District, a national heritage site. The developers of that site, who have restored and re-purposed virtually all of the old buildings have endeavored to preserve and reuse all of the historic materials found there—with one exception—the incredible first-growth Douglas Fir found in the “rack houses”.
Rack houses were the buildings where the kegs were stored. They were literally filled with racking designed to support the barrels. In order for these buildings to be converted to restaurants and shops, the racking had to go. The developers have used much of it as flooring and wall paneling in the restorations and new construction, but there’s still a lot left—over a million board feet!
Green Bros. is the official millwork outlet for this wood! We have set up shop in Port Hope, where the wood is stored, and with our specialized machinery can expertly produce a wide variety of millwork including T&G flooring, window sash, moldings, and more.
Top: Just a small portion of the first-growth Douglas Fir reclaimed from Toronto’s Distillery District.
Middle: This photo shows a “feature wall” at a newly constructed property that utilizes thinner rough cut fleches cut from the outsides of the Distillery Beams to create an interesting rustic effect. Inset: A replacement historic style window made from Distillery Wood and installed in a vintage home.
Bottom: This is a photo of me (Rob Green) and Jamie Goad of the Distillery District with the very first board produced with our new high tech milling machine.