Breathing wood

We take breathing for granted sometimes, after all our body does it all by itself. If it didn’t we’d probably all be dead by now. Did you know that wood needs to breathe as well? Well, it’s not quite the same. Your wooden floorboards are not going to grow little mouths and start breathing. If [...]

January 11th, 2018|Flooring Installation|

Liberty Trees, the last survivors of the Revolution

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 [...]

January 9th, 2018|History|

What makes reclaimed wood ideal?

The antique reclaimed wood that Aged Woods get has been around for centuries and in some cases in forests that have existed for over a milenia. As the saying goes, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure and antique wood is a treasure. Aged Woods have taken something that has fallen into disuse or is [...]

January 4th, 2018|Benefits of Reclaimed Wood|

The world’s oldest trees: The Tree of One Hundred Horses

Trees are some of the oldest known living organism on the planet. Surviving on this planet for 385 million years, only a handful of organisms live longer lives, mostly sponges, coral, and bacteria. Trees have survived nearly every disaster this planet has seen and there are trees on this planet that have been alive for [...]

January 2nd, 2018|World's Oldest Trees|

Drink some beer in a barn at Wyndridge Farms

Just because a barn is finished its working life does not mean it should be torn down and it's usable wood made into reclaimed wood flooring. There are other uses for old barns than just that! With a rustic appeal that is second to none and space aplenty old barns are prime space for living, [...]

December 28th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

There’s no point in closing the barn door after the horse has escaped!

Well, there's no point closing the barn door after the horses have escaped. Have you ever heard that phrase? There's no point in trying to stop something after it has already happened. It must have been a terrible feeling for a farmer or homesteader to wake up one morning and find that their horses (or [...]

December 26th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

A Truce in the Forest

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 [...]

December 21st, 2017|History|

Barns of the Civil War: Abraham Trostle

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 [...]

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

You can’t hit the broadside of a barn: Basketball edition

The game of basketball depends on one thing: getting the basketball into the hoop. After all you can’t win a game if you don’t score. For your shooters if they can’t find the bottom of the net it may be time to have them try something different like drive to the hoop. If your players [...]

December 14th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Cannon chassis

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 [...]

December 12th, 2017|History|