The timbers that comprise the Cambridge Collection are carefully selected from antique barns that have been dismantled. In an age before beams from sawmills were widely available to rural areas, traditional agricultural buildings were constructed with hand hewn beams from local trees. Using several different axes, a string line, and with some significant time invested, the carpenters of the day built impressively stout structures that have withstood decades and centuries of weather, use, and sadly oftentimes these days, neglect. Their hand made beams however remain, and are available for use in future projects that can appreciate their unique nature and appearance.
Old growth Longleaf Pine timbers are some of the most sought after reclaimed timbers available these days. Once the go to choice in building mills, factories and other industrial buildings, the wood was so ideal for these applications that it quickly became over harvested and nearly extinct. Today, as many of these century plus old structures are torn down, their impressive timbers, no longer seen among modern timbers, have been saved, awaiting new life in fine projects across the country.
The reclaimed timbers in the Western Lodge collection are acquired from often massive agricultural and industrial buildings that have reached the end of their working lives. Old growth, tight-grained, strong and oftentime remarkably long, they also feature a richly colored, and rough textured patina, that only time can make look truly right. Ideal for projects wanting a rustic, yet refined look for structural or aesthetic timber specs and architectural details.
For the discerning architect, craftsman and homeowner, we've created the Old Europe Collection. Carefully salvaged from centuries old European mountain structures, the high grade Euro Oak in this collection, of the type traditionally used in the wine barrel trade offers the chance to use rare old growth reclaimed hardwoods, with fine attributes and unmatched history to create breathtaking floors, paneling, cabinetry and more.