If you’re interested in using reclaimed wood for your home, check out this article by Richard Lawson in today’s edition of the DeKalb County Times: Reclaiming Barns a Board at a Time.
Here’s the skinny on it:
Barn wood is the greatest source of reclaimed wood out there, for use in home restoration, remodeling and new construction. It can be used to make flooring, furniture, mantels, countertops and other decorative elements of the house. (For more on that, check out my blog What’s not to love about reclaimed wood?)
Jason Neusse, a recent transplant from Copenhagen and the main feature in the article, is now in the business full-time dismantling Tennessee barns and selling them to folks. Look him up in McMinnville,TN, if you are thinking of building or renovating using reclaimed wood. My clients have used it for hardwood floors, fireplace mantels and stairs.
Another great source of reclaimed lumber is sticktrade.com. Neusse sells to this online wholesale clearing house as well.
And finally, the Tennessee Barn Project has an incredible website which features everything from furniture to reclaimed wood species in stock. They even have an estore on Etsy!
The DeKalb County Times costs a dollar to read today, and you can’t print it (I would have – and scanned it for you! – if I could) but I highly recommend it for anyone with a serious interest in reclaiming wood for their own abode. Hats off to Richard Lawson for an excellent piece!