Historic Restoration

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MASTS, TIMBERS & LUMBER FOR WOODEN SHIPS & BOATS

Timbers for Ship Restoration

Currier Forest Products is able to produce the unique and unusual products necessary for historic restoration, recreation, or simply for those that have a love of the beauty of natural products.  We can produce timbers up to 60′ long, boards up to 24” wide and can custom saw to meet the unique needs of your project.

Need Tamarack for boat ribs? Or perhaps for bracing knees? Currier Forest Products can provide it along with a wide variety of products from other species custom manufactured to meet the needs of the amateur or professional shipwright.

The Northeast mixed deciduous and coniferous forests host a variety of species that are rot-resistant and have been used in boat building for thousands of years.

Whether your project is large or small, we can customize every part of the project for you.  We also offer delivery services.

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We provided the foremast for the Museum’s replica canal schooner, Lois McClure, which is modeled after two 1862-class canal schooner which sunk in Lake Champlain. Read the Museum’s Blog telling the story of “Looking for a Big Stick.”

HISTORIC FLOORING, PANELING, WAINSCOTING, BOARDS & TIMBERS

We offer a variety of historic products including:
• Wide boards (up to 24”) for horizontal wainscoting and flooring
• Tapered pine or spruce flooring
• Specialty Timbers in unique sizes and lengths up to 60’
• Single piece (8/4 x 24 x24) eastern white pine chair blanks
• Tamarack, spruce, pine, maple and other species with the right characteristics for your special project

New England has long been known for its large beautiful trees. In 1761, King George had all large white pine trees over 36” in diameter blazed and claimed in his name. Later, in 1772, the British Parliament expanded this to include pine trees over 12” in diameter. As a result, individuals had to purchase a royal license to cut and process “king’s pine” trees and inspectors were created to enforce this act….leading to the pine tree riots of 1772 and in no small way contributing to the revolutionary slogan “no taxation without representation.”

Currier Forest Products respects both that history and the beauty and spirit of large trees. Through the sustainable stewardship of the forests on our 6th generation family farm, we are still able to offer the kinds of products our forefathers fought for and are generally unavailable elsewhere today.

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