A lot of people ask us, "Where do you find the wood to build your furniture?" Our answer is, "Everywhere." There really is an endless supply of material available when you start looking at everything as a resource instead of as "trash."
Here is a great example. This old shed on our property was falling down, but there is still quite a lot of usable material in it.
In the pic to the right, Robert is knocking down one of the walls that was keeping it standing. We will use the 2x4 studs that framed the walls for furniture frames. The solid wood exterior siding will be used to make seats and table tops.
Here is Robert and Josie, who has been helping us out this summer, standing on the successfully demolished shed. Josie and I will be disassembling the debris into usable, recyclable, donatable, and trash.
The usable materials will be placed in our kiln to ensure that they are dry and free of anything living in it. Then Robert will plane down the wood, and we will sand it and prepare it for building.
It's a long process, but it's worth it! Ultimately, it's the many, many hours of labor that give reclaimed wood furniture its value.