Monthly Archives: June 2015

New Braintree Barn

Dismantling New Braintree McKay Road Barn

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.

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Longleaf’s Glamour Shoot

Longleaf Lumber Berwick Employees

On a recent hot and dusty June afternoon, Boston-based portrait and lifestyle photographer Samara Vise visited the Longleaf Lumber reclaimed lumber mill in Berwick, ME. Our mill team was prepared with their cleanest clothes and brightest smiles!

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The Junction Shops

Reclaimed Wood at the Junction Shops

Worcester, MA ~ 1878-1886

Sourced from the heart of Worcester’s historic Junction Shop Manufacturing District, reclaimed Heart Pine wood salvaged from these buildings is steeped in Massachusetts’ industrial history.

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Big Changes: NYC & Berwick

Longleaf Lumber Berwick Maine Construction

Big changes are underway at Longleaf Lumber. We’re expanding our Berwick, ME production facility, installing a solar array, and closing our NYC brick-and-mortar location.

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The 10 Best Reclaimed Wood Books

An Age of Barns by Eric Sloane

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.

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The Hooper Mansion

448 Beacon Street in Boston, MA

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.

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