Old Wood Made into New Floors

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southernwoodfloorsWith so much waste and landfill being created by construction and remodeling, it’s great to see some eco-friendly re-use in building materials. A company called Southern Wood Floors “harvests buildings, not trees.” This immediately conjured a War of the Worlds-esque image of a giant alien robot snatching up innocent structures, but I don’t think that was their intention.

In fact, they salvage beams and timbers from 18th and 19th century structures and carefully mill them for floor, wall and cabinet stock. The result is great looking wood and a clear eco-conscience.
The SouthernWoodFloors.com web site has a gallery of projects, different wood options, and even a weekly “mill specials” section.

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About Marc Lyman

Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.

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