- Reuse / Recycling (no cutting of trees)
- Old timber is generally stronger. Slower grown = tighter grain
- Many old beams were taken only from the heart of the tree, its strongest part
- Many species are protected and cannot be cut today, including: Chestnut, Jarah, Teak, Mahogany, US Southern Longleaf Pitch Pine (less than 5% of original forests remain)
- The only ecologically sound source of these materials is through recycling and reclamation.
Design and Aesthetic Benefits
- Deeper colour is common to many historic woods, as a patina of their past experience
- Old timber is generally more stable, harder, and tighter grain
- Minor defects such as nail holes can add character in 'rustic' or contemporary finish
- Many reclaimed products come from historic locations which may add unique character such as: Brewery/Cider Mill boards
- for a bar;
- Fleet St. flooring for a den; Tobacco factory beams for a humidor;
- Government office woods for a hall; Dance hall floors for a studio or lounge; Textile mill pine for a sewing room; or 900 yr old Castle beams for a showpiece mantle.
- What will our woods whisper about the world they witnessed before you welcomed them?
Reclamation Process for Resawn Planks
- Identify quality beams in old buildings
- Remove from site without damaging beam
- Remove foreign bodies - nails, bolts, etc.
- Saw into planks for flooring per customer specs
- 6 cutter machines plane and cut tongue & groove
- Finish at very high quality