The onset of the Gold Rush in California in 1848 brought thousands of prospective people to the state, hastily setting up structures and settlements in short periods of time. Looking up at the massive redwood trees foresting Northern California, the gold prospectors must have thought they struck gold in terms of building material!
Sawmill Oak is sourced in the eastern and midwest regions of the U.S. from structures that have outlived their usefulness and are slated for demolition or deconstruction. Agricultural buildings, like barns and outbuildings, are a primary source of domestic hardwoods, as well as factories, warehouses and other structures.
Anthology Woods' Grey Medley Wall Cladding was featured in a corporate project by Neumann Monson Architects awarded the 2016 International Interior Design Association Award for Corporate and Best in Show categories.
Anthology Woods recently collaborated with Substance Architecture in Des Moines, Iowa to customize Reclaimed weathered wood for small display shelves in their retail space design for Urban Eyecare & Eyewear. Each antique wood shelf is intended to showcase their eyewear, and we love the use of the rustic wood element in a clean contemporary space!
Research notes natural materials like wood help contribute to a healthy, comfortable, and pleasing environment, and we love the way it enhances a space with the warmth of natural earthy tones and the interest of texture and variation. Beyond making custom shelves and running the lightly textured weathered grey & brown wall paneling throughout the space, Substance also specified our Northwest Blend reclaimed wood for some other fixtures of their retail space - benches & tables! A little connecting on the details between the architect on the project and our team at Anthology Woods, and a custom specification for widths & milling profiles was born -- tailored to the design!
Anthology Woods mills most products to-order, and a little custom tailoring is usually possible. Our team would love to connect with you on your next project to help you create the perfect look with a distinctive sustainable wood! Please contact us today and speak to our helpful people. With your partnership, together we're contributing to a better tomorrow with the use of sustainable materials in stunning spaces.