Robertson Paper Company

BELLOWS FALLS, VT ~ 1892  The problem was a 52-foot drop in the river at Great Falls where the Connecticut River bends around the town of Bellows Falls, Vermont. The solution was an adjacent canal through the center of town that would allow boats to bypass the falls and navigate the river. Subsequent mill buildings … 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

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 those selling reclaimed wood 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 … 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

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 into the … Read More

Cathedral of the Holy Cross

BOSTON, MA ~ 1875  For more than 142 years, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston’s South End has stood grandly and served its parishioners. Now, after decades of graceful aging, the building is undergoing a crucial renovation. As a part of the project, Longleaf Lumber was able to salvage thousands of feet of … 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