Tree salvage / Guides

Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...tree for their own projects. Boards stacked for air drying © Brian Blak Reclaiming materials not only saves money and natural resources, it inspires others to do the same. So build green, and show it off. If you have a tree that has to come down but you have no room to mill, there are tree salvage companies t...

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...tree to fall, means one more tree will remain standing. Some sources to look into : Reclaimed barn boards and timbers: As barns are taken down for any number of reasons, much of the wood is still in exceptional condition and often commands an impressive price on the market. You can find support beams as well as board...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...salvaged from River bottoms: Under the category of 'reclaimed' I would include wood reclaimed from rivers and lakes. Transportation of logged wood in previous centuries was often by waterways, and much of it sunk. There are salvage companies that dive down and pull these trees up, and mill them into finished wood pro...