BC Wood Spotlight: Kalesnikoff Lumber Co.
Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. is located just outside of Castlegar in the heart of the fertile West Kootenay Wet-Belt. This beautiful region in the southeast corner of BC creates a unique slow growth environment for species including Douglas Fir, Western Larch, Lodgepole Pine, Western Hemlock, Engelmann Spruce, and Western White Pine. These excellent growing conditions enable us to produce some of the highest quality fine grained fiber in the world.
Proudly family owned and operated, Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. celebrated 75 years in business in 2014. As an independent, family owned and operated company, they think in terms of generations, not fiscal quarters.
Kalesnikoff operates a modern, multi-species mill with a capacity of 75 million fbm.
A Focus on Douglas Fir
Although they pride ourselves on being a multi-species mill, they have had a strong focus on Interior Douglas Fir. Douglas Fir is highly sought-after in the lumber industry because of its superior strength-to-weight ratio, durability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal. Douglas fir is one of the best species for heavy structural applications; it also creates beautiful finished products such as flooring, paneling and mouldings.
Their unique location enables them to produce some of the highest quality Douglas Fir timbers on the market. Their timbers yield a high percentage of Select Structural grade products thanks to their fine grain, small intergrown knot fiber. They are also one of a few mills to cut and manufacture specifically for lamstock, and their lamstock program has benefited from 25 years of perfection. Their Douglas Fir lumber is rigorously graded, and only the finest dimension lumber makes ‘lamstock’ grade.
The beautiful grain pattern and colouring in Douglas Fir make it a favorite among architects and designers for finished products. The solid wood Douglas Fir flooring and paneling manufactured at their remanufacturing facility, Kootenay Innovative Wood, brings a traditional warmth and versatility to fit any home style. For more product specific information, please visit their website at: www.kalesnikoff.com and www.kiwood.com
View original article on BC Wood Feb 12, 2015