Barns of the Civil War: Nicholas Codori

January 23rd, 2018|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]

Liberty Trees, the last survivors of the Revolution

January 9th, 2018|History|

Thomas Jefferson once said “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” The Liberty Tree in Boston was a prominent symbol for the Patriots and the cutting down of the tree by the British did as much to strengthen the Patriot cause as any other [...]

A Truce in the Forest

December 21st, 2017|History|

It is Christmas Eve 1944 in western Germany. The German army is making one last desperate offensive to stave off defeat in the Western theater. Using cloud cover which grounded Allied air power German tanks took American troops by surprise routing or capturing thousands of soldiers. The German assault through the forest was relentless. Three [...]

Barns of the Civil War: Abraham Trostle

December 19th, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]

Cannon chassis

December 12th, 2017|History|

The white oak has been a symbol of strength in the United States. Its wood has helped to make America strong with our early navy and for our ancestors to construct their homes and barns to help make America the world’s breadbasket. You may have some of that antique oak wood in your home right [...]

Witness Trees: The Heth Wounding Tree

December 7th, 2017|History|

There are numerous witness trees that dot the Gettysburg battlefield and numerous stories have been told with the trees playing an important role. One of these, while only a stump of a white oak tree today, is going to be lost to history very soon as it is decaying. Fighting swirled around the tree but [...]

1817: A Look Back

November 28th, 2017|Barnyard fun, History|

Many of the barns that Aged Woods uses for reclaimed wood are between 100 and 200 years old. Today we take a look back at some of the events that were happening in the world two centuries ago. Who knows, maybe some of that reclaimed wood came in contact with someone or something mentioned here. [...]

An important barn in England

November 23rd, 2017|History|

It was a common practice in England for scrapped wooden sailing vessels to have their wood reused. In many cases the timber would be reused to build a barn so you could say reclaiming wood is not a new idea! This should be no surprise as ships were made to be sturdy enough to survive [...]

Barns of the Civil War: Daniel Klingle

November 21st, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]

A Citroën prototype found in a barn

November 14th, 2017|Found in a barn, History|

The Nazi conquest of Europe came quickly in 1940. That meant that many French companies had to destroy the fruits of their labor lest they fall into German hands and be used against them. The car manufacturer Citroën decided it did not want to destroy the prototype of their next vehicle, the 1939 Deaux Cheveaux [...]