History Revisited – Reclaimed Wood Furniture


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My Love of Reclaimed Wood Furniture – How It all Started

It was all around me…all the raw materials for dozens and of reclaimed wood furniture pieces…I mean I could literally use for probably a few years. Standing inside an old derelict barn on a warm summers’ day, sun streaming through the cracks and chinks between its gray and weathered boards, I was overwhelmed with a sense of timelessness. You would have been too had you been there. Here in this cavernous structure echoes of life linger in the shadows. Its builders shaped each timber and beam by hand into the frame that still stands a century and more later. Its purpose now fulfilled it is obvious why we want to re-purpose the historic framework and soaring timbers so as to bring their ancient glow and character into our homes.

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Personally, my love affair with wood began when I was able to salvage several loads of mixed wood from the remains of a fallen barn that was slated for burning the next day. Ancient boards so wide and thick it looked like you could make a dining room table with a single piece. The color though faded held promise of a warm patina just below the dusty skin.

Reclaimed Wood = Reclaimed Wood Tables, Etc.

I was soon building table tops and bar tops and learning about the beauty and character of what I’d saved from the fire. Mostly softwoods, Hemlock and Pine but with a smattering of White and Red Oak and Elm, each with its own story told by the saw marks, the bug trails, the occasional worn edge from a daily cow rub or boot scrape and the carpenters skill with a broad axe, adze or draw knife.  Always being careful not to sand through the outer layer where the color and character are captured the reclaimed wood furniture retained all its naturally aged beauty.

Other common uses for reclaimed wood besides tables…

 

All Reclaimed Wood Furniture.com thanks you…

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

All Reclaimed Wood Furniture.com thanks you…

A Big Thank You from – Reclaimed Wood Furniture Just a thank you post to all you good folks who have been requesting pricing information about the reclaimed wood furniture we build. There has been quite a few direct inquiries as to pricing and design for our reclaimed wood furniture as well. We love it and keep ‘em comin. We are soon going to be including pricing for everything… We are going to soon be working on making things a little easier for you to immediately see the prices for items shown as well as a breakdown for...

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Eco Friendly Products-Why Switch?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

Eco Friendly Products-Why Switch?

Eco Friendly Products- The decision to switch A few months ago we began looking into switching our furniture finishing from solvent-based lacquers to more eco friendly products like water-based lacquers, paints and stains. Our goal was to try to use Eco friendly products wherever possible without negatively impacting the quality and durability our clients expect. They cost a little more, are not as readily available as solvent based products and to be quite honest have a less than impressive history over the fairly recent past. Despite the...

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