Barns of the Civil War: Christian Thomas

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 [...]

March 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

1818: A Look Back

Since many of the barns that Aged Woods uses for reclaimed wood are between 100 and 200 years old it is interesting to take a look back at some of the events that were happening around the world when these structures were constructed. 1818 was a relatively peaceful time, unlike what would happen a century [...]

March 22nd, 2018|History|

World’s Oldest Trees: The Sunland Baobab

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 [...]

March 20th, 2018|World's Oldest Trees|

Found in a Barn: Rare Cracker Jack Baseball Poster

Cracker Jack snacks are an iconic American food. Many people still enjoy the sweet tasting popcorn and nut delight and it has been associated most in Americana with the sport of baseball. Cracker Jacks are sold at many ballparks still to this day and are immortalized in the song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” [...]

March 15th, 2018|Found in a barn, History|

The National Park Service and Reclaimed Wood

There are hundreds of historic homes and sites in this country that are open to the public as museums. Many are run by the National Park Service in their 400+ units around the country. With a finite budget they have to think creatively when a building needs to be constructed or repaired and in many [...]

March 13th, 2018|Benefits of Reclaimed Wood|

The Emerald Ash Borer

Asia has given us many things that we enjoy. Nearly every invention has its roots with the Chinese and Japan and South Korea have greatly influenced our culture. For trees here in North America they are not so happy with Asia. The fungal blight that has decimated the American chestnut tree came from Asia and [...]

March 8th, 2018|Health & Safety|

The Ash Tree

Ash wood is one of the toughest woods that are available on the market and ash trees can be found all over the world. There are between 45 and 65 different species of trees in the fraxinus family which are either medium or large sized trees. Most are deciduous but a few are evergreens and [...]

March 6th, 2018|Types of Wood|

The wood of Valley Forge

In December 1777 the Revolution was not going well for the Americans. They had just surrendered their largest city (Philadelphia) to the British and the army was on the verge of disintegration. On December 19, George Washington lead about 12,000 men into winter quarters on a densely forested plateau near the small village of Valley [...]

March 1st, 2018|History|

Barns of the Civil War: Henry Spangler

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 [...]

February 27th, 2018|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The Redwood and Sequoia: the largest trees in the world

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 [...]

February 22nd, 2018|World's Oldest Trees|