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The Reclaimed Wood Adventure from an Ohio Valley Reclaimed Perspective

The Reclaimed Wood Adventure from an Ohio Valley Reclaimed Perspective

Crafting beautiful reclaimed wood furniture and home decor from reclaimed, recycled, reused and salvaged materials, requires specific focus on a few areas: Materials, Design and Woodworking. Each of these areas requires a very different kind of skill set and willingness to focus on a certain kind of work.  Materials Sourcing Reclaimed wood, and recycled, reused and salvaged materials requires a keen eye, strong relationships with a very diverse slate of people across a wide range of industries and geographies, and a willingness to get really dirty and even risk life and limb in some cases. This kind of work is...

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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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100 years and a lifetime of gifts

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100 years and a lifetime of gifts

100 years. That's how old my grandfather (we called him Papa) would have been today. He was an incredible mentor, father, grandpa, husband, and teacher. He was a project manager by profession, but spent his retired years, and many nights and weekend while he was working, making things. He designed and handcrafted small furniture, created odds and ends that had specific uses, and even built a log cabin that we called, "The Creek." He passed away just over 5 years ago, but he has lived on in so many ways because of the positive impact that he had on the lives...

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