Expert Tips for Buying Heart Pine Flooring

Reclaimed Heart Pine flooring is an investment in the future comfort, appearance, and real value of your home. Long considered one of the finest American woods sawn for flooring, Heart Pine balances the color, tone, and richness of a softwood with the strength and durability of a hardwood, completing the package with incredible straight grain and a solid … Read More

5 Tips For Selling Reclaimed Wood

Understanding the value of your antique wood is the first step towards earning a square deal at the market.  The following information is intended to help sellers collect the greatest returns and keep buyers happy.  In the reclaimed wood business, happiness is a two-way street.   1. Species This is the most important determinate of … Read More

Reclaimed Wood Names: What do they mean?

Reclaimed wood comes in many shapes and sizes, and the nomenclature used to describe it can be downright confusing for first-time buyers. Often, lumber companies selling reclaimed wood use varied terms to describe their reclaimed or salvaged lumber as marketing strategies, to disguise low-quality product, as e-advertising tactics, or simply to be as accurate as … Read More

5 Things to Know about Barn Board

Aged and weathered reclaimed barn siding brings an air of rusticity to homes, restaurants, retail stores, and exteriors. Here are five things you should know before you begin your barn board project. Reclaimed barn board, often called barn wood or barn wood siding, is offered as a reclaimed paneling or siding product by a number … Read More

MWPA Pine Cone Award

We’re proud to announce that the Maine Wood Products Association (MWPA) has awarded Longleaf Lumber’s Berwick, Maine reclaimed lumber mill the annual Pine Cone Award for innovation, growth, and success in the Maine wood products manufacturing industry.

Longleaf’s Glamour Shoot

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!

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.

Big Changes: NYC & Berwick

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.

The 10 Best Reclaimed Wood Books

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.

The Hooper Mansion

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.