In the age before the Industrial Revolution and the advent of the sawmill that would forever change the lumber industry, beams for barns, homes and other structures were crafted by hand. Giant virgin growth timbers were felled by axes. Once on the ground, the hewing process began as craftsmen began the long laborious task of squaring up the logs using different axes.
The texture and colour of our antique beams are unlike any materials that could be sourced within New Zealand. It’s not just their visual characteristics that make them unique but many of these beams were hand-hewn over 200 years ago. We have a range of beam sizes and lengths including 10″x12″, 10″x10″, 8″x8″ and 6″x4″. Please contact Peter on 027 3799213 or email@example.com for availability and pricing.
Reclaimed Barnwood siding can be an exciting way to finish out a project as it instantly adds character and uniqueness to whatever space you choose to use it. The material has lasted the test of time and is suitable for feature walls, interior roof linings, exterior rain screens. See below for the range of stock we hold.
Pine boards left to weather in just the right direct sunlight achieve this beautiful color. There is no chemical process that can reproduce it. Uniformity is essential, so we carefully select these boards for color and consistency.
The deep brown patina of this wood is not chemically reproducible, and can only be achieved over many decades of exposure to the right combination of sunlight and air.
Whereas the exterior siding of a barn may have been replaced several times over the course of the life of a barn, these roof boards to which multiple generations of wood shingles were nailed, often date back to the original construction of the barn and so are centuries old. Their colour and patina can only be achieved by long-term exposure in the loft of the barn.
This rare combination of wear and patina has been achieved in the work area of a barn known as the threshing floor. Here farmers carried out the ancient process of threshing, beating the kernels of grain from the heads with a hand-held flail. Every nick and dent records the story of centuries of hand-labor before the industrial age made the threshing process and all of sustainable agriculture obsolete.
Please call Peter on 027 3799213 or firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and pricing
Reclaimed NZ Totara
Most of New Zealand Farmland was once native forest. This was sawn down largely by hand and the most useful timbers were used for homes, yards and fencing. Totara has good durability and was chosen for fenceposts and fence battens. Many of these fencelines are still standing 100 years on but are gradually being replaced by treated timbers. We source battens and posts and convert them into feature walls, wall panels and incorporate them into a range of Heritage Furniture.
Our panels are ideal for bringing some warmth and texture into your home and at the same time creating a space to hang your favourite pictures. The panels come in a standard size of 2.4m X 1.2m and can be fitted together to make larger feature walls. Each panel is unique and made from local NZ Totara fence battens that have been denailed, cleaned and ripped and come in two tones, natural browns or old grey. If you have some Totara that you own, then we are happy to work with you to create something with that extra meaning.
Totara Planter Boxes
For our planter boxes we use Totara fence posts for the corners and Totara battens for the walls. The edges are all left unripped to provide a more natural look which are fitted together like a jigsaw puzzzle. All boxes are raised on treated skids and durable plastic inserts for housing your plants. We make to fit your criteria, be it large or small.
Reclaimed NZ Hardwood
Hardwood has been imported to New Zealand for decades with a large use being as telephone poles and crossarms. We source power poles and crossarms and transform them into wall paneling, decking, rafters, posts and a range of heritage furniture.
Hardwood decking, posts and rafters
Our Hardwood decking is a unique character product that creates a stunning feature on any deck or entry way. We supply 70mm, 93mm or a mixed 70 and 90mm product. Typically decking averages 25mm thick. We also supply facing boards which are 30 to 35mm thick depending on your requirements.
Our standard crossarm sizes are about 70 by 70; 75 by 93 and 93 by 93mm with lengths up to 3m. The Hardwood ranges from weathered brown Ironbark to less hard reddish Jarrah. We are able to supply the timber in a dressed or natural form and with or without further treatments to meet your needs.
Call Peter on 0273 799213 to discuss your requirements
Reclaimed Hardwood Furniture
We make a large range of furniture out of reclaimed Hardwood.