Reclaimed recycled barn wood is our passion. We are a collaboration of Central Coast locals with an interest in rescuing wood from a possible end in a landfill. We work primarily with authentic barn and building materials deconstructed carefully to enable the maximum available reuse potential from each site. We have a commercial yard in San Luis Obispo, California to stock, process, and display our collection of vintage reclaimed recycled barn wood for use on the Central Coast. Nothing goes to the dump!
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Environmentally friendly: When you use reclaimed lumber, you decrease the demand for newly sourced lumber, which helps curb deforestation. If harvested responsibly, reclaimed wood is a renewable resource that reduces landfill waste as well as the use of environmental hazards to manufacture new products.
Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses, although some companies use wood from less traditional structures such as boxcars, coal mines and wine barrels. Reclaimed or antique lumber is used primarily for decoration and home building, for example for siding, architectural details, cabinetry, furniture and flooring.
Barns are one of the most common sources for reclaimed wood in the United States. Those constructed through the early 19th century were typically built using whatever trees were growing on or near the builder’s property. They often contain a mix of oak, chestnut, poplar, hickory and pine timber. Beam sizes were limited to what could be moved by man and horse. The wood was often hand-hewn with an axe and/or adze. Early settlers likely recognized American oak from their experience with its European species. Red, white, black, scarlet, willow, post, and pin oak varieties have all been used in North American barns.