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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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Ohio Valley Reclaimed and Northside Distilling Co.: Preserving a Story with Reclaimed Wood

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Ohio Valley Reclaimed and Northside Distilling Co.: Preserving a Story with Reclaimed Wood

Ohio Valley Reclaimed had a great opportunity this past weekend to start the installation of a custom build in downtown Cincinnati, OH. After a lot of planning and some prep work in the shop leading up to the weekend, we loaded up a truck and headed into the city to the new location of Northside Distilling Co. just one block south of Over-the-Thine. North side Distilling Co was originally founded in a barn in - you guessed it - Northside. So, when the opportunity to open a downtown location came, they wanted to preserve the feel of their barn as...

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Take the time to be grateful

Take the time to be grateful

Ohio Valley Reclaimed is a small business near Cincinnati, Ohio that is managed out of a local garage workshop.  It's small and crowded and humble, but it's pretty great being able to get into the work really quickly each morning, because a lot of the hours we spend working with reclaimed wood in the shop are the very early hours. But, even though we're trying to cram as much work into as little time as possible, it's still incredibly important for us to take the time to think and plan and listen, and to be grateful.  Here, our Founder and...

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