Crafts

Visit Longleaf Lumber’s “Crafts” category of our blog to learn more about the fascinating projects taking place using reclaimed wood and lumber.

How Do I Clean My Reclaimed Wood Floor?

Reclaimed White Pine Flooring

Congratulations! You’re the lucky owner of a reclaimed wood floor. We’ll give you the good news first: Reclaimed hardwood floors will last for hundreds of years. The bad news: You’re probably the one who has to keep them clean. Luckily, maintaining a reclaimed wood floor is no different from cleaning a new wood floor. Knowing how to clean your wood floors can be broken down into two important steps: preventing initial wear and damage to your floor and cleaning the finish.

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Reclaimed Charred Wood Inspired by Shou Sugi Ban

Reclaimed Shou Sugi Ban Wood

Inspired by the colors and textures of the Japanese wood burning technique known as shou sugi ban, Longleaf Lumber is now customizing and selling charred reclaimed wood to our customers.

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Apollinaire Theatre Live Oak Bar

Removing Wood From Live Oak Beams For The Apollinaire Theatre Bartop

189 Winnisimmet Street once housed the Post Office and Odd Fellows Home in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Built in 1906, it was one of the few buildings in the area to survive the great Chelsea Fire of 1908, which burned 350 acres and left 15,000 people homeless. Today, 189 Winnisimmet is home to the Chelsea Theater Works and the Apollinaire Theatre Company, a year-round, award-winning professional theater. On the first floor of the building are the newly opened BlackBox and Children’s Theaters.

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Building A Reclaimed Hickory Staircase

reclaimed hickory and steel stair frame

In 2016, NS Builders was hired to renovate a condominium in Boston’s Seaport District. Part of this undertaking involved building a challenging reclaimed hickory wood and steel frame staircase.

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Martin’s Redwood

Martin Conserva Salvaged Redwood Slab Table

Local furniture maker Martin Conserva took this salvaged redwood slab table to the next level with glass beads, epoxy, and accompanying custom chairs.

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Reclaimed Live Oak Table

Glueing Reclaimed Live Oak Tabletop

It takes an experienced craftsman to build with live oak lumber.  Famous for incredible density, a tendency to move under all conditions, and truly terrifying weight, live oak is a woodworker’s beast of burden.

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The Robert E. Seydel Reading Room

Reclaimed White Wood Benches & Shelving Hampshire College

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.

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HopBox: Reclaimed Wood & Homebrewing

HopBox Reclaimed Wood Homebrewing

Reclaimed wood and homebrewing beer in style?  HopBox is a local homebrew kit company using reclaimed wood from Longleaf Lumber to build accessories for their perpetually backordered and uber-stylish homebrew kits.

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Project: Reclaimed Wood Shelving

Reclaimed Wood Shelving

Local design and architecture student Mike Meo picked up a few boards from our Cambridge retail warehouse for use as shelving and tabletop material in his apartment.  This week, he sent us pictures of the finished project – and it looks excellent.

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The Thistle Pig’s Bar

Reclaimed Wood Bar Top for Thistle Pig Restaurant by Longleaf Lumber

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

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DIY: Reclaimed Walnut Headboard

longleaf lumber employee broc makes reclaimed walnut headboard

Longleaf Lumber employee Broc Harzinski built this one-of-a-kind headboard using reclaimed walnut.

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5 Things to Know about Barn Board

reclaimed salvaged repurposed antique barn board wood siding with paint and colored tones

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.

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Salvaged Redwood Slab Table

reclaimed salvaged antique redwood slab table with live edges

It’s been amazing to watch customers turn our salvaged redwood slabs into tables, bars, counters, and other incredible pieces of furniture.

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Jefferson’s Raft

Reclaimed Heart Pine Art Installation ~ Ethan Murrow ~ Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Talented multimedia artist Ethan Murrow created this fantastic installation using reclaimed Heart Pine.

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Heart Pine Design

reclaimed salvaged antique heart pine repurposed design brooklyn new york city

Our friend Rich at Heart Pine Design in Brooklyn, New York City, sent us some terrific photos of his latest project.

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