How is Antique Lumber Different?
No matter what its original function, reclaimed lumber is usually of a quality you can’t find in stores today. Much of this recycled wood dates back prior to modern construction and milling methods. Before World War II, mature trees that had grown slowly over hundreds of years were commonly used in construction. Reclaimed timber that originated from these ancient trees is stronger and has denser growth rings than the younger wood being taken to mills today. The beams and planks created from these massive trees are larger and wider than modern lumber.
Another reason we like it: Reclaimed wood is an environmentally friendly product. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that demolished buildings provide about 1,000,000,000 feet of usable lumber per year. Antique lumber comes in countless varieties of species, age, patina, shapes, and sizes. Whether you’re looking for an accent wall, reclaimed flooring, a mantle, exposed rustic beams, or just a piece of history to add flavor to a room, stop in our showroom on Montauk Highway – just West of East Hampton in Wainscott – or simply email us and let us know about your project. We have kits of brush planed, de-nailed, random length/width barn siding in quantities of 200 square feet or more in stock and ready for pick up. We also supply antique wide oak flooring, mushroom wood, ‘wedding’ barn siding, red barn siding, reclaimed heart pine, and more! Our inventory is always changing, please stop in or contact us to check current stock.