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.
Restaurant projects have always been near to our hearts at Anthology Woods. We recognize the important role coming together over food & drinks plays in building relationships and creating community, and we love our connection to that process in sourcing & preparing old wood for a new life in restaurants.
One of the best parts of our job is seeing the transformation that can take place when old, worn and weathered materials are re-imagined in a new form, and placed in a completely different setting. Take for example barn beams that are removed from a decaying, crumbling structure, and then placed in a clean and contemporary modern office space. Along the way those beams may go through many processes: de-nailing, re-sawing, ripping, planing, molding, etc. and emerge from other side as completely different looking products.
Other times, simply juxtaposing a rough and rustic element in a unusual setting is enough to create a stunning, and eye-catching element. The effect can be truly amazing! We love helping clients find the "right" material for their space, and we love sharing the story of how that look came to be.
Anthology Woods is comprised of experts in the industry. We know how to connect the dots better than anyone else. We take pride in turning something old into something new.
From the barn beam to the boardroom.
From Low Brow to High Rise.
From the chicken house to the penthouse.
From down and dirty to high and mighty.
From rustic to modern. Dirty to clean.
Anthology Woods can deliver.
We make it easy to integrate Anthology Woods into every element in your project. From inspiration to implementation Anthology Woods will make sure your job is done correctly. On time. On budget. For designers, architects, contractors, homeowners. For you.
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Anthology Woods is excited to share photos of this re-built guest cottage in Ashland, Oregon filled with 100 year old reclaimed wood re-used from the original structure.
When an Ashland couple contacted Coleman Creek Construction to re-build the cozy guest cottage adjoining their southern Oregon residence, it was observed that some of the existing wood in the structure might be re-usable. A visit from Anthology Woods confirmed a considerable quantity of wood could be reclaimed, re-milled, and truly reincarnated for another life in the new structure! Michael Hodgin of Coleman Creek saw to the careful deconstruction of the vintage structure circa 1900 and brought it to Anthology Woods where the task of removing metals began. After metal removal, the wood was cut to a consistent 5" wide plank retaining the original antique rustic aged patina -- a unique wood look earned only through age and exposure.
The reclaimed wood was fastened to the walls and the homeowners chose to paint a portion of it white to brighten the interior - retaining the naturally weathered face on a feature wall that runs continuous through two levels & into a vaulted ceiling. The soft natural texture of reclaimed wood both warms the space and absorbs more sound than sheet-rocked walls would.
Coleman Creek also created reclaimed wood floating shelves from old joists in the building, to reside in the kitchen & bathroom. A sliding barn door provides access to the bathroom, and was also custom-built from salvaged wood in the project.
Finally, a storage loft was created in the vaulted ceiling, for which reclaimed Douglas Fir beam lumber was sourced from Anthology Woods. The large reclaimed beams serve both an aesthetic and structural purpose upstairs, and enclose a comfortable sleeping space below.
This charming and light-filled space was once a dilapidated structure, and now provides a restful guest house that utilizes recycled materials from the original building!