Barns of the Civil War: David Miller

There are names in American military history that all you need to say is that name and people should know where it is and what happened there. More often than not these are the sites of heroic actions or unimaginable suffering. The Civil War has numerous places like this, The Hornet’s Nest at Shiloh, Hell’s [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

HMS Victory

The Royal Navy for centuries was the most powerful force in the world. It allowed the British Empire to extend around the globe so that the sun never set on it. In a time when wooden ships reigned supreme one wooden vessel stood above them, HMS Victory. War with France was a constant for England [...]

June 20th, 2017|History|

The American Oak

Throughout American history when farmers settled on a plot of land and built their first structure it was their barn. The barn represented animals and the farmer’s income and livelihood. The settlers would live in the barn until they could build their house (hence the question were you born I a barn?). In the early [...]

June 15th, 2017|Types of Wood|

A photo found in a barn

Not every discovery that is found in a dusty dilapidated barn is worth millions of dollars. Sometimes though you cannot put a price on what is discovered and while a picture may be worth a thousand words sometimes it is priceless. Antonio and Karen Peters of Ellijay, Georgia were tasked with tearing down an old, [...]

June 13th, 2017|History|

A good floor finish

You love your reclaimed wood floor from Aged Woods don’t you? Of course you do. That means maintenance will need to be done on that floor and one of the most common things that will need to be done is to refinish the floor. Knowing which method was used or that you would like to [...]

June 8th, 2017|Caring for Your Hardwood Floor|

1917: A look back

Many of the barns that Aged Woods uses for reclaimed wood are between 100 and 200 years old with the wood itself being even older. Today we take a look back at some of the events that were happening in the world a century ago in 1917. The most important world event of 1917 was [...]

June 6th, 2017|History|

The dangers of water

Water can be one of the most dangerous things your reclaimed hardwood floor from Aged Woods comes into contact with on a day to day basis. Chances are you have a rug and/or a welcome mat to help protect your floor. That is a good start but we will give you a few other things [...]

June 1st, 2017|Caring for Your Hardwood Floor|

Barns of the Civil War: Edward McPherson

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 [...]

May 30th, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

Why are barn’s red?

Red barns cover the countryside. Take a drive in the country and have a look. This is not because farmers of yesteryear loved red, it's because they had to make their own paint which usually was made from linseed oil, milk, lime, and ferrous oxide, aka rust. Farmers found that this mixture would dry and [...]

May 25th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Rugs and your floor

Your reclaimed wood floor from Aged Woods looks great. As much as you would like to just simply leave it open so everyone can see it, for most homeowners that is not a practical option. With any piece of furniture it is a good idea to put something underneath it in order to prevent scratching [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Caring for Your Hardwood Floor|