WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
Specifically where is this reclaimed lumber coming from? As you may imagine, hundred year old buildings are a limited resource. In the pursuit of reclaimed lumber, some contractors and do-it-yourselfers have resorted to deconstructing Grandpa’s barn, while others have taken it a step further and gone after structures that possess some historical significance. Barns with history as far back as the Colonial period, for example, are popular targets. Buildings associated with long-standing organizations such as Jim Beam whiskey and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company have been torn down and used for reclaimed lumber. Ghost towns have vanished entirely to fuel consumers’ desire for reclaimed lumber. If it’s old and still standing, it’s probably a good candidate to be turned into reclaimed lumber someday.