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Old school, new life: Local business repurposes wood from WPA-era construction | News | mcdowellnews.com

Old school, new life: Local business repurposes wood from WPA-era construction

“I was able to make a deal with him to purchase this material,” he said. “With diligent deconstruction efforts, we were able to reclaim approximately 15,000 board feet of beautiful, circle-sawn heart pine lumber.”

Source: Old school, new life: Local business repurposes wood from WPA-era construction | News | mcdowellnews.com

Remodeling boom in D.C. area brings to light rich veins of old-growth lumber – The Washington Post

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.

Salvaging Beetlemania | A\J – Canada’s Environmental Voice

Reclaimed barnboard in use on Toronto’s Danforth. Photo by Eric Nay.

I have wanted to write about Urban Tree Salvage in Toronto for a long time, and this plague of pests has given me a most unfortunate opportunity to do so. The desire for reclaimed hardwood is growing across Canada, and this new/old material is giving rise to numerous innovative material uses that are upping the design ante for those architects and designers who choose to work with vintage boards and old growth beams. From knotty reclaimed barnwood siding to massive heart pine beams, reclaimed wood is providing a treasure trove of nature’s finest material just aching to be used one more time.

via Salvaging Beetlemania | A\J – Canada’s Environmental Voice.