Cambridge’s 1818 Powder Magazine

After years of neglect, Cambridge’s historic Magazine Beach Powder Magazine is seeing a well-deserved makeover.  Thanks to the commitment of the renovation team, this iconic Charles River structure is using reclaimed Heart Pine to replace the rafter tails beneath the failing roof.

The Robert E. Seydel Reading Room

One of Longleaf Lumber’s most interesting projects this year has been milling the reclaimed wood shelving, benches, nosing, and countertops for Hampshire College’s newest library space: The Robert E. Seydel Reading Room.

One Hanson Street

South End, Boston, MA ~ 1893 A classic South End brownstone, One Hanson Street was a tremendous source of reclaimed wood floor joists.  The building, which rests at the end of a row of connecting wood frame and brick façade residences, abuts one of the Hanson Street alleys between Tremont and Bond streets.  Our best … Read More

22 Murdock Street

Cambridge, MA ~ 1854 This modest Cambridge residence was built in 1854, the same year the world’s first oil well was drilled and the Boston Public Library opened.  Located on an alley-sized side street outside of Inman Square, the 1,000 square foot building is being gut-renovated to expand the size of the attic and include a … Read More

Texon Mill Building

South Hadley, MA ~ 1873 Home to the first navigable commercial canal and revolutionary inclined plane lift in the Northeast United States, the abandoned and slowly crumbling Texon mill building site was a notorious eyesore along the banks of the Connecticut river.

Putnam Nail Company

Boston, MA ~ 1899 The Putnam Nail Company building is a three-story, red brick structure sited in Port Norfolk, a small peninsula located between the Neponset River and Pine Neck Creek in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.  Framed out with Heart Pine and covered with Michigan-made Cobbs & Mitchell “Electric” maple flooring, this structure was built to … Read More

Bosebuck Factory Maple

This may be the most remote Longleaf floor to date!  Deep in Maine’s North Woods and miles from paved roads, power lines, and the neighborhood Dunkin’, this Skip-Planed Factory Maple floor has traveled more than most.

W.B. Mason Headquarters

Brockton, MA Founded in 1898, W.B. Mason is the largest privately held office supply dealer in the United States.  Headquartered in the town of Brockton, Massachusetts, the company is in the process of sprucing up their flagship office building.

The Thistle Pig’s Bar

South Berwick’s own Thistle Pig restaurant didn’t have to travel far for their reclaimed wood bar top.

March Magazine Madness!

March was a big month for reclaimed wood flooring and the newsstand!  Four of our floors made it to the glossy pages of two home and design magazines, Maine Home + Design, and Old House Journal’s New Old House.