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Aside from fulfilling the credo "reduce, recycle, reuse" all around, reclaimed wood offers several advantages over newly harvested timber. For starters, it looks better. Over their lengthy lifetimes (most were made before the turn of the last century), wooden elements in houses, public and commercial buildings weather naturally, rich in grain and beautiful in color. Additionally, the trees of old-growth forests, which were used to manufacture early American wood products, were themselves hundreds of years old. The trees were allowed to grow and strengthen through the wonders of nature, providing far more stability than the more pliable, fast-growing trees used in today's commercial lumber mills.
While many of us lack the heart or muscle to cut down and mill a tree on our own, the lumbermen who felled America's old growth forests more than a century ago lacked neither. Don't let their toil and the work of nature go to waste. SEE ALSO: www.restorationtimber.com
Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.
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