This is the second in a series of features which follows reclaimed wood from the abandoned barn it came from, through our mill shop, to the finished product installed in a new home. View the first feature here.
Once the barn and home in Bradford, Ohio were completely dismantled (piece-by-piece to maximize the amount of timber being reclaimed), it was loaded up and brought to our millshop in Covington, Ohio. The upper frame, hand-hewn beams were sold as decorative timber and the sleepers (the two sided hand-hewn beams under the floor of the barn) are made into flooring. These hickory beams will go through a precise, multi-step process before they’re ready to be installed as new hardwood flooring.