This Saturday, April 27th: Our One-Day April Sale!

  A One-Day Sale & Extra Hours This Saturday!   Spring has sprung, and we’re celebrating with a One-Day April Sale this weekend in conjunction with additional hours at our Cambridge showroom and retail warehouse.   We’ll have several things discounted by 15%, including dimensional wall stock, mantel pieces, chestnut panels, and church organ pipes. … Read More

Original Basketball Court Flooring

This maple flooring is a slam dunk. Having traveled from two different basketball courts, we think it would be fun to see it rebound as flooring in a new space. Laid up as paneling for a wall or ceiling application would also score points. The line markings and original tongue-and-groove profile were kept when the … Read More

Good Things Come in Short Packages

Not every piece of reclaimed wood is a sixteen-foot beam.  Some pieces have all of their great history and character packed into a shorter length.  Whether they came to us that way or were cut from something larger, we think they make up for their diminutive size with monumental personality.   These smaller pieces beg to be … Read More

Choosing Reclaimed Wood Flooring

One of the great things about domestic reclaimed wood is variety. As a reclaimed flooring mill, Longleaf has access to wood of the present and the past; from species that both thrive in the modern forest and are nearly extinct. A downside to this variety is the difficulty of choice. This guide helps our customers navigate the … Read More

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

The Top 15 Children’s Books About Trees

A few years ago, we put together a list of our favorite books about reclaimed wood. Now, it’s time to share a few of our favorite titles for younger readers. These 15 books are all age-appropriate for young children and prominently feature trees. Let us know what titles we should add to the list! “The Lorax” by … 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

Apollinaire Theatre’s Outdoor Wooden Set

CHELSEA, MA  Longleaf Lumber again has the privilege of participating in a creative reclaimed wood endeavor with the Apollinaire Theatre Company. This time, the magic is happening in Chelsea’s PORT Park for the 2018 summer production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. At the park, massive reclaimed Douglas fir beams from the Hingham Shipyard have been incorporated … Read More

The New Neilson Library

NORTHAMPTON, MA ~ 1909 The Smith College community is looking forward to the renovated and expanded Neilson Library, which is expected to be complete and open this fall semester. During the renovation process, Longleaf Lumber salvaged Heart Pine beams from the core of the historic 1909 library and will be sharing the history of this … Read More