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The Cutaway Collection, Maker's Favorites and Holiday Pacing

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The Cutaway Collection, Maker's Favorites and Holiday Pacing

One of the fun projects that has come out of the shop tidying has been The Cutaway CollectionWe're still testing to see exactly where this collection of reclaimed wood jewelry can go, but we've been having a lot of fun - as shop hardened builders - shaping and polishing pendants for jewelry. It may seem like a stretch, but this business started by making use of what we could salvage to create the foundations for lasting memories, and what better way to celebrate that heritage than by creating jewelry that can make a beautiful statement out of the wood that would have otherwise been thrown away?

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Building New with Old

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Building New with Old

I was asked not too long ago if I could use some old wood that a family already had to make something for them. My immediate response was "absolutely", but the question made me think I should tell a short story to illustrate the point that I actually prefer working with materials that have a deeper meaning. Working with reclaimed wood, recycled materials, salvaged wood or salvaged materials means that we get to bring new life to something that was otherwise considered worthless, but taking something that - even when in a deteriorated state - means something to someone and...

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The magic is in the details with Reclaimed Wood

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The magic is in the details with Reclaimed Wood

Working with reclaimed wood requires a unique vision and an appreciation for a different kind beauty. At Ohio Valley Reclaimed, we have that vision. And, the appreciation is easy. The first time you cut into a rough sawn reclaimed timber, or weathered piece of hand salvaged ohio valley reclaimed wood and uncover pristine wood grain or a quality and character that can't be bought in a store, you reverted to a child-like state where you start to question everything. Every time I see a piece of furniture or home decor, I look for the marks of age and character that...

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Reclaimed Wood is Top Pinterest Design Trend in 2017

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Reclaimed Wood is Top Pinterest Design Trend in 2017

A recent article that a friend sent my way, highlighted the top design trends for 2017 and Reclaimed Wood was at the very top of the list according to Pinterest. Closely following Reclaimed Wood on the list were Farmhouse Style and Danish Hygee. Of course, the fact that all of these design and home decor trends are among my favorite, is great! Nothing gives me more joy than creating one of a kind functional works of art from reclaimed wood to compliment the home decor styles of the people I make these pieces for.  If you are trying to figure...

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Why Reclaimed Wood?

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Why Reclaimed Wood?

I mentioned in my first blog post that my Papa was a huge influence on me when I was growing up. The lessons he taught me, the work that we did together, his house, the cabin, and his overall approach to life were incredibly powerful inspirations. Down to the furniture, tools, and other belongings he had -  that which he had carefully cared for over many years, and that which he had built. I'm realizing more each moment that I work in the workshop, with each product description I write, and with every new piece that I create, that Papa is...

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