Rodney's Oyster House in Calgary

Salvage Solutions used reclaimed building materials to supply and custom build sliding barn doors, bar top, shelving and custom table.   

Sliding barn door and hardware from Salvage Solutions.  Picture Dustin LeClerc.

Sliding barn door and hardware from Salvage Solutions.  Picture Dustin LeClerc.

"Girlfriend" Farm Table

A gentleman contacted us about building a custom farm table from reclaimed material as a surprise for his girlfriend.   He managed to keep it a secret for a while, but eventually had to come clean when he found she'd already bought a table from a retail chain.  They returned the table and this weekend she gets this custom, one of a kind table.

Made from planks out of horse stall, rescued from this barn --

Bunkhouse to Door

Michael and Nature Conservancy Canada crew take down an old bunkhouse slated to be burned.  Material from this project is now being used in homes to create awesome features such as this sliding door.

Recycled House in the Rocky Mountains

Brian had a vision to build a house mostly of recycled and reclaimed building materials. Over the past 6 months we've deconstructed enough granaries to supply Brian with material for his ceilings, barn-style sliding doors, and cabinets.  The material was pressure washed and was given one coat of a water-based wood finish.

Woodstove Feature Area

Check out this woodstove area.   Salvage Solutions reclaimed the slate from a demolition site in Calgary, and the tin is  from the inside of an 80 year old  granary -- probably originally salvaged from a ceiling in a house a long time ago.  The tin had been put in the granary to keep the grain in and the mice out. 

The partially deconstructed granary

The partially deconstructed granary

Reclaimed Red Barnwood (O’ Canada Board)

  • Historic undesignated building 
  • 6½” Douglas fir planks
  • Weathered with paint remnants
  • Deconstructed, de-nailed, and wire brushed 
  • 2’ to 12’ lengths available
The Routhier Barn before deconstruction

The Routhier Barn before deconstruction

The Routhier Barn
In 1885 Jean Charles Routhier rode west from Quebec with the North West Mounted Police to stamp out the Riel Rebellion. In 1891 Jean Routhier retired from the NWMP and homesteaded south of Pincher Creek. It was here he raised a family and built this barn for his horses and cattle. The homestead was sold to Pincher Creek Ranches in 1945 and in recent months a newly developed acreage requires the dismantling of the barn. 

We salvaged several materials from the Rothier Barn deconstruction, including barnwood, antique barn gates, planks and some antique mangers.

Did you know?  
Jean Charles Routhier’s father, Sir Adophe Basile Routhier, was the author of a poem written to celebrate the National French-Canadian Congress in 1880 and this poem was put to music and is now our official National anthem, O’ Canada.