Boeing and their red barn

In the early days of aviation barns and airplanes went together like peanut butter and jelly or pastrami on rye. Barns were the only buildings available that were large enough to house early airplanes so it should be no surprise that many early aviation buildings looked like a barn. William Boeing was one of the [...]

August 22nd, 2017|History|

South America’s oldest tree

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 [...]

August 17th, 2017|World's Oldest Trees|

The fig tree and mankind

Trees have played an important part in the development of mankind. Trees were used by our ancestors for shelter, warmth, food and for many other uses. One family of tree has separated itself from the rest when it comes to its place in the history of mankind and it is venerated by religions and is [...]

August 15th, 2017|History|

Utility poles

There are many things in modern life that we cannot live without now like electrical power, the telephone or the internet. Despite all of the technology that goes into that there is still an old world piece of technology that makes it all possible, the wooden pole. We know them as utility poles and thanks [...]

August 10th, 2017|History|

State trees

Trees come in many different shapes and sizes. Some grow large and can be used to build massive wooden structures that could potentially be used for reclaimed wood. Some trees are not large enough or are more decorative. Each of the trees have value and some have enough value to be named an official state [...]

August 8th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Relative humidity

Hundred degree temperatures are not always equal. Have you ever been to Las Vegas in the summer? Everyone says that the temperature is 100 degrees but it is a dry heat so it’s not as bad. But head down to the Gulf of Mexico and that hundred degrees will be much different. What is the [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Caring for Your Hardwood Floor|

Other ways to get reclaimed wood

Aged Woods primarily gets its reclaimed wood from torn down barns. These venerable structures are given new life as reclaimed wood flooring and is a great way to recycle something that would otherwise be scrapped. There are other places that reclaimed wood can be acquired, and there are more uses for reclaimed wood than just [...]

August 1st, 2017|Barnyard fun|

The Poplar Tree Incident or how not to start a war

Cutting down a tree can be a hazardous job. Logging is fraught with danger and is one of the most dangerous jobs done in these modern times. Trimming a tree on the other hand is something many of us do on a regular basis and the only danger involved in that is usually of our [...]

July 27th, 2017|History|

The Zoroastrian Sarv or Iran’s oldest tree

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 [...]

July 25th, 2017|World's Oldest Trees|

Barns of the Civil War: John Slyder

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 [...]

July 20th, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|