Generations in the making. Built to last for generations.

Historical

The first Redwood fossils date back more than 200 million years to the Jurassic period. Before commercial logging and clear cutting began in the 1850s, coast Redwoods naturally occurred in an estimated 2 million acres.

When gold was discovered in 1849, thousands of people came to California and the Redwood forests were logged extensively to satisfy the explosive demand for lumber and resources. Today, only 5 percent of the original old-growth forest remains.

Vintage

During the logging boom of the 1850’s-1930’s, many ancient Redwood logs sank to the the river bottom on the way to the sawmill.

Inspired by their father’s appreciation for the historical beauty of old growth Redwood, the Crowningshield brothers began their search for these lost giants. Their passion for this incredible wood grew as they worked for over two decades to reclaim massive logs from the river bottoms and forests of Mendocino.

Today

Because of the limited availability and exquisite qualities of this wood, each piece is unique, custom handcrafted and hallmarked in Mendocino by the Crowningshield Brothers.

Most of our products are made with rough milled lumber, hand sanded smooth to the touch, oiled and assembled. Leaving the original saw marks and industrial scaring serves as a reminder of the history embedded in each piece.

Want to See Our Latest Work?

Visit our Facebook page to view pieces available for purchase. Or, call or email us to make an appointment to come by the shop in Little River.

tel: (707-357-4562)
email: info@mendocinoheritage.com

We're always happy to discuss custom builds if you see something you like that is no longer available.

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