The Maple Tree

The sugar maple (acer saccharum) is one of the most photographed and famous trees in the world. The tree is found mostly in the eastern provinces of Canada and in the U.S. ranging from Minnesota to Tennessee to Maine. A healthy sugar maple can live to be over 400 years old and grow to around [...]

December 8th, 2016|Maple, Types of Wood|

How do you move a barn?

How do you move a barn? Very carefully it turns out. For many years residents Central Pennsylvania have driven by the Star Barn while driving between Lancaster and Harrisburg on Route 283. Those motorists have watched as the historic barn deteriorated over the years until it was all but falling apart. The Star Barn and [...]

December 6th, 2016|Barnyard fun|

Pets and your hardwood floor

Pet owners, you want to keep your reclaimed hardwood floor from Aged Woods looking good don’t you? One thing that you should consider (if you haven’t already) is what your dog or cat can do to damage your floor. Both animals have claws and sometimes those claws get put to use. Whether it is running, [...]

December 1st, 2016|Caring for Your Hardwood Floor|

Etymology of the barn

The word barn traces back to the Olde English word bereaern. That word derived from the words bere, meaning barley, and aern meaning house. Barns were originally places to store barley, or barley houses. Of course barns of medieval times had more uses that storing barley, especially for the peasants but barley was their most [...]

November 29th, 2016|History|

Were you born in a barn?

Let's face it, we all misbehaved as children. That was part of being a kid. Sometimes we did not display the proper manners around others and someone would ask “were you born in a barn?” There is a reason for that. When early settlers arrived in North America on the land they wanted to claim [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Barnyard fun|

Old Tjikko

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 [...]

November 17th, 2016|World's Oldest Trees|

A goldmine gathering dust in a barn

OLD BARNS CAN HOLD MORE THAN WOOD TO RECLAIM When dealing with old structures and people who have saved things all their lives, you never know what you are going to find. That certainly held true in 2014 when what oil baron Wilson Edwards of Texas had saved in his barn turned out to be [...]

November 15th, 2016|History|

Barns of the Civil War: Bliss Barn

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 and though they will never be used for reclaimed wood [...]

November 10th, 2016|History|

Hardwood care tips from Bona

You want your floor to look great now and a year from now. For proper care Aged Woods recommends Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner. Available in 22 oz and 32 oz refillable spray bottles and as cleaning pads. This product will work hard so you don't have to! Their unique and effective formula will provide a [...]

November 8th, 2016|Caring for Your Hardwood Floor|

“Dusty history” found in a barn

“Dusty history” can be found all over the world. An example of that was in 2008 when an historic Toyota Model AA was found in a barn in Siberia in Russia. Toyota is one of the most famous automobile manufacturers in the world and has been making cars since the 1930s but very little is [...]

November 3rd, 2016|History|