ANTIQUE WOOD PRODUCTS
The most versatile product
we carry is our Reclaimed Oak. We
salvage most of this product from family barns built between 1830 and 1900
in the Ohio/Pennsylvania/Virginia region of our country. Reclaimed Oak is
an exceptional green building material,
every component of these barns
is salvaged, cleaned
up and recycled in our line of Reclaimed Oak. The Woodshop of Texas offers reclaimed oak flooring, hand hewn beams, stairs, and vintage trusses.
To salvage Reclaimed Oak,
we begin by taking the
siding off the sides of the barn; this product is great when used on
ceilings and walls. The unique character that 150 years of weathering will
do to wood is impossible to reproduce. We then disassemble the beam
of our Reclaimed Oak beams were originally hewn (whittled) by hand with a
broad ax or an adze.
The barns were put together
using mortise and tenon style construction which is
evidenced by the
mortise pockets and the peg holes in these beams. We also mill these
timbers into Reclaimed Oak Flooring which is rich in color and character.
The mineral streaking in the oak along with the worm tracks and the
mortise and peg holes make this product a distinctly different look that
only this Reclaimed Oak can offer.
Oak is already
a very hard
wood, but curing for 150 years in
very cold Pennsylvania winters and hot summers make this product virtually
petrified. Reclaimed Oak has the versatility to be used straight out of
the barn or milled to a clean finish, and the material can be used
anywhere in your project.