Build Character into Your Next Project with Reclaimed Wood

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Looking to make your next woodworking project extra special? By building with reclaimed wood, your project will obtain instant character and beauty. Whether reclaimed wood is sourced from historic buildings and barns, old wine barrels, or even from the bottom of lakes and rivers, it reveals a rich patina when it is re-milled for its new life. By utilizing reclaimed wood, you’ll help reduce demand of and prevent logging of remaining stands of old growth forests and irresponsibly harvested trees.

The following is a list of companies that have searched far and wide to offer quality pieces of reclaimed wood and lumber. You can find wood that is available in its original rough condition or that will be resawn, sized, and planed per your needs and specifications. Most of these companies will ship anywhere within the United States.

  • Portland, Oregon’s AltruWood reclaims mostly pine, oak, cedar and redwood from old barns, factories, and rivers. The wood is available as lumber, beams & timbers, siding, flooring, paneling, and millwork.
  • Armster Reclaimed Lumber Company offers an extensive variety of wood species which they re-manufacture (in Connecticut) into custom-milled siding, re-sawn and hand-hewn timbers, plank flooring, mouldings, paneling & wainscoting, millwork, hand-split & re-sawn shakes, and old-growth lumber.
  • M. Fine Lumber of Brooklyn, NY, offers a variety of species including longleaf yellow pine, oak, and Douglas fir in furniture grade lumber, timbers, dimensional lumber, and plywood.
  • TrestleWood has mills and yards located in Utah and Indiana and offers reclaimed lumber, timbers, siding, and flooring.
  • West Virginia’s Vintage Log & Lumber salvages lumber from Appalachian timber frame barns, hand hewn log cabins, and antique flooring.
  • Vintage Timberworks of Temecula, CA, supplies western slope old growth Douglas Fir, Pine, Redwood and Cedar, antique eastern hardwood timbers and barn board planks and reclaimed flooring.

Tag(s): Green Furnishings, Greening the Home, Reclaimed Materials


2 Responses to “Build Character into Your Next Project with Reclaimed Wood”

  1. Starting A Woodworking Business on January 25th, 2012 5:34 am

    Hi! I’ve been reading your site for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic job!

  2. Sherry on January 25th, 2012 4:25 pm

    Do you know anyone interested in a barn in Marion Ind that is going to be trashed soon? I’m trying to save the good wood. The owner didn’t know people buy barns and I’m helping them find someone.

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