Travis Dame of North Berwick takes nails out of reclaimed boards at Longleaf Lumber in Berwick. Reclaimed wood from Maine is getting top dollar as customers seek out quality and beauty. John Ewing/Staff Photographer
“It’s really become quite important that it has a provenance,” observed Kris Cornish, executive director of the Maine Wood Products Association. “They like the fact that they’re having their coffee on a piece of wood from a mill in New England that generated wool for uniforms at some point, and now it’s being re-used and not just trashed.”
At Counter Culture’s barista training center in New York City’s trendy SoHo, the maple flooring came from an 1840s-era textile mill in Biddeford. ©Alan Tansey Photo
via Wood from old Maine barns makes a splash in big-city decor – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.
J.C. Callam had his kitchen counters made from a fallen tree. (Andrew Harnik/For The Washington Post)
It’s not necessary to be handy with tools to make use of salvaged lumber. Several companies in and around the District will create custom furniture and other household items for homeowners who provide the wood.
The bathroom door on the first floor of J.C. Callam and David Soo’s Eckington neighborhood D.C. rowhouse uses reclaimed old-growth wood. Callam made the door from wood discarded when the home was renovated. Andrew Harnik/For The Washington Post
via Remodeling boom in D.C. area brings to light rich veins of old-growth lumber – The Washington Post.
E.T. Moore, established in 1969, is the world’s largest producer of vintage heart pine products. We at E.T. Moore are recovering the beauty of this cultural legacy for American homes, offices, restaurants and public buildings.
As old mills and factories are brought down, we salvage and re-mill the heart pine beams, releasing the natural warmth and character of heart pine’s rich patina, bringing new life to this noble American wood. We take great pride in our role as America’s only “Heart Pine Specialist.”
via About E.T. Moore – Largest Supplier of Heart Pine Lumber.