Monthly Archives: June 2015
New Braintree, MA ~ 1910
What a big, beautiful building it was. This barn was built in the dead center of Massachusetts, in one of the Commonwealth’s prettiest small towns: New Braintree. The woods we’ve reclaimed from this barn complement perfectly the character of this small, bucolic village.
The reclaimed wood business is always turning over a new page. As new types of structures come of age and are eventually demolished, new species of wood and new types of building lumber enter the recycling stream. Good background research is, therefore, an important part of identifying possible larger and sustainable sources of reclaimed timber.
Boston, MA ~ 1889
This week, Longleaf recovered several trailerloads of reclaimed wood salvaged from the former regional headquarters of the Church of Scientology, Boston’s historic Hooper Mansion. This 1889 brownstone rests in the center of the Back Bay neighborhood and boasts a history worthy of a BBC miniseries.