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Wet Paint!

We have painted minus a few spots, the doors and jambs are getting hung as I write. We built our employee break room cabinet with a live edge Monterey Cypress counter top. Plumbing items have been purchased and are ready to be installed. The anticipation of the move is palpable. Upstairs Office Showroom Downstairs Office The Stacks Room Warehouse Finishing Cabinet Monterey Cypress with Sink Cut Out Ready for...

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Shrine of St. Joseph’s Monterey Cypress

Shrine of St. Joseph, located on the West Side of Santa Cruz, has recently removed a number of Monterey Cypress trees from the property for safety reasons. Working with Fuse Architects and Meschi Construction the trees have been salvaged for use as the architectural interior of the new St. Joseph coffee shop. Jackel Enterprises is proving mill services for the project. We are milling the trees into slab material with our Lucas Mill; we will sicker and band each tree after it has been milled then dry the boules for about 6-7 months. At that time we will kiln dry the material which will be use for interior elements of the new coffee shop. Monterey Cypress Log Sections First Log Section in the Lucas Mill After the First Cut Monterey Cypress Slab First Log Section Finished Detail of One...

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Ready to Prime and Paint

Results are easy to see at this stage and there is still much to be done. We are ready to prime and paint the walls in the office area. We have installed a couple of box beams as part of our showroom display. Electrical has been added for running the mill shop. The front entry door is now installed. The warehouse is clear and we have begun moving stock over. We are gearing up for the bulk of the move. Lower Offices Taped Lower Offices Textured Upper Offices Taped Upper Offices Textured Mill Electrical New Front Door Being Installed Warehouse Clear & Ready The Start of the...

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Day One Hundred Forty-Seven

Progress continues at day 147. The sheetrock is complete in the offices and showroom area. Workers are taping and mudding getting the walls ready for texture and painting. The holes in the asphalt are patched and curing. We will start moving some of our inventory in Monday! Office Exterior Showroom Area Downstairs Office Day Before Downstairs Office Day 147 Stairwell Upstairs Office Warehouse with Patch Prep Warehouse Floor...

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Pulled From the Ground, SF Transbay Pilings

In 2014 Jackel Enterprises purchased 165 San Francisco Transbay Douglas Fir pilings. The pilings were discovered in 2011 with the excavation of the Transbay Terminal. Over 2000 pilings were found which had been pounded 60+ feet deep in the ground by a steam  powered pile driver.       Pilings in the Ground Piling Pile Pilings Loaded on a Jackel Truck Our SF Transbay pilings are FSC® Certified 100% Recycled. We have been busy milling the pilings into 4/4 (1″) and 8/4 (2″) thick lumber. Some of the material has been milled to custom specifications. 8/4 Transbay Lumber Surfaced Transbay Lumber TransBay Custom Milled Material Much of the material has blue-grey to green-grey coloration on the outer layers due to the absorption of the minerals in the moist soil. The wood was preserved because of the anaerobic conditions of the bay mud, marine sand, colma sand and old bay clay. Transbay Piling Slice Unfinished Satin Clear Coat Finish We are currently milling Tongue & Groove material for a ceiling treatment that will be installed at our new location. Most of this material is from the jackets left over from milling lumber. We are very excited to see it...

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Larger Than Life Claro Walnut

We think all of our urban salvaged slab material is special but every once in a while we get to witness something so special there are no words to describe the beauty and scale of that experience except for “WOW”. This piece of Claro Walnut came from Spreckels California. It weights approximately 12,000 pounds and measured at 30″ x 88″ x 108″. It took approximately 3 days to complete the process of cutting, changing and sharpening the chains for the saw, adjusting the mill for each cut and moving the material. Large Walnut section delivered to our yard Walnut Slab in the Lucas Mill Bottom End Branch End First Cut H2O is applied to slab keep from drying to fast Two Down 5 Down Last Cuts Finished The Stack Going home to dry   Slabs were cut at 3 3/4″ – 4″ thickness. It will take a couple of years of air drying before they are ready for use....

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Moved? Not Quite Yet.

If you are familiar with construction projects, then you know there are always bumps along the way. We have hit a few, yet progress continues. Everyday gets a little more exciting as we observe the progress at our new location and we get closer to a moving date.                                                   Our upstairs office area and conference room are framed, insulated and ready for final sheet rock.                          ...

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Sound Wall Progress

Work continues at a steady pace in our new facility. While progress is easy to see there is much to do. The sound wall that will separate the mill and the boxbeam plant from the warehouse and showroom seems to have gone up rather quickly. Just a few finishing touches to go.

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New Location Building Progress

The new Jackel Enterprises location required some serious retrofitting. Skylights were added to the dark interior. Exterior walls were rotted all around the building, the board ends were replaced plus a new support base and a water barrier was added.                           A cement barrier was poured to keep water out around the perimeter.                     Office deconstruction included asbestos abatement and structural reinforcement of the second story to meet current code...

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Jackel Enterprises is Moving

Jackel Enterprises’ new location is a 80,000sf lot with a large warehouse where we will fit all of our operations under one roof. We will have more room for larger inventory of the same quality softwoods, hardwoods, salvaged trees and reclaimed lumber. With all this room we are able to expand milling and kiln drying capabilities. Construction is underway to retrofit the pole building to suit our needs.

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