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  • Where Our Reclaimed Wood Comes From

    Where Our Reclaimed Wood Comes From

    Reclaimed wood has a longer and more interesting story than most other wood products. Because of this, customers frequently ask us, “Where does your reclaimed wood come from?” This is a difficult question to answer, though, as each piece of Reclaimed Antique wood is unique and its origin varies.

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  • 5 Gorgeous Ways to Include Reclaimed Wood in Your Home

    5 Gorgeous Ways to Include Reclaimed Wood in Your Home

    With reclaimed wood’s unique and one-of-a-kind characteristics, you can use the material to make your space as unique as your tastes. The sky is the limit when it comes to how reclaimed wood can be used in residential and commercial projects. Our most recent project in Northeast Ohio is a perfect example of this as it used reclaimed wood in a variety of ways in its living area, office, and lower level kitchen.

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  • Our Defecting Process - An Olde Wood Advantage

    Our Defecting Process - An Olde Wood Advantage

    Often what determines the quality of wide plank flooring or reclaimed wood products is the manufacturing process and standards behind them. Olde Wood takes many steps to remove any product defects to ensure our customers are receiving the best materials. Learn about a few of the steps we take in this article.

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    Olde Wood "Unlimited" Web Series - Intro to Wide Plank Flooring and Reclaimed Woods

    Take a look the first video in our new web series, Olde Wood Unlimited! Through this web series, we want to give you an inside look at our company and how we provide our customers with the best wide plank flooring and reclaimed wood building materials. Learn about the characteristics of our engineered flooring in our first video, and what qualities make it a lifetime floor. Stay tuned in the next few weeks to learn more about our company, products, and processes!

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  • Project Spotlight - Custom Home in Northeast Ohio

    Project Spotlight - Custom Home in Northeast Ohio

    Olde Wood had the privilege of being a part of the Building Industry Association’s Parade of Homes. Custom Reclaimed Oak Wide Plank Flooring, a Fireplace Mantel, Reclaimed Beams, and Beam Skins were used in this three bedroom home.

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  • Project Spotlight - Lower Level Remodel with Reclaimed Hardwoods

    Project Spotlight - Lower Level Remodel with Reclaimed Hardwoods

    See how a lower level remodel can be transformed with reclaimed hardwoods. This project has it all, including a custom Reclaimed Antique Historic Plank ceiling treatment, hand-hewn beams and a fireplace mantel, and wooden vents.

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  • The American Barn

    The American Barn

    When the pioneers needed a place to house livestock and store crops, they turned to many versions of the American Barn. Now the American Barn is finding a second life by transforming into reclaimed wood flooring and more.

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  • Hewn to Last - The Story Behind the Beam

    Hewn to Last - The Story Behind the Beam

    One of the most recognizable ways the mystique of the American barn is incorporated into interior design is through the use of reclaimed beams. Their size, shape, and texture present a three-dimensional display of history that demands attention by jutting into the foreground of a space. Not surprisingly, the story behind these beams is as fascinating and antiquated as their appearance suggests.

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  • Green Spotlight: In Search Of The Giants

    Green Spotlight: In Search Of The Giants

    If you have ever walked beneath the canopy of an old forest, or stood next to the trunk of a large tree, you understand that there are few sites as humbling, breathtaking, and imposing as that of an exceptionally large tree in person. They are living organisms that are as big as buildings.

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  • Green Spotlight: A Dam, A City, And The New Norris House

    Green Spotlight: A Dam, A City, And The New Norris House

    Historically, construction workers for public works lived in temporary camps. Norris Dam workers were joined by technical and professional staff and their families, and remained for longer. The TVA built a permanent town that would, at a smaller scale, reflect its larger vision of stewardship and innovation for the betterment of society. The town is one of the first “planned communities” and “garden cities” in the US.

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