ABOUT OUR RECLAIMED LUMBER
We acquire all kinds of reclaimed lumber from the heart of the Midwest but our favorite is the barn siding. Because it was siding, it has a gorgeous silver/gray tone on one side of the board that was exposed to the sun and weather and nice aged brown on the other. This material has such long lengths and tends to be full of wider planks of boards with a predicable nail pattern which makes the denailing process much easier.
All of our reclaimed oak material is denailed and kiln dried. Some places might tell you the reclaimed wood has been air drying for the past 30-100 years and has stabilized. That is somewhat true; however, the kiln drying process is necessary to bring the wood to a uniform moisture content just like our new wood products so you have a stable floor and it’s also necessary to sterilize the wood and kill off any pests.