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Summer has arrived….

Hello Antique Wood Aficionado’s,

With the nice weather finally arriving in Ontario, Shane and his crew have been busy travelling to some remote locations and working on some very interesting Century old Buildings.

Some of the areas they have been working in over the past month are The Ottawa Valley where they repurposed a century old log cabin, and the area of Bancroft including Barry’s Bay, Killaloe and Pembroke.

These areas are rich with Century Old Barns and log cabins, the craftsmanship that went into these buildings is fascinating to see, a hand hewn beam is a thing of beauty in itself.

Shane has been doing this so long, when he is in an area dismantling barns he can recognize certain people’s workmanship in the barns that they helped build.

Last week while in Pembroke, the crew started disassembling a turn of the century log home (pictures attached) it is being tagged for reassembly so it can be repurposed.

I have been wondering lately what it is about barns that have captured so many hearts.

Artists paint them, photographers shoot them, and craftsmen rebuild them.

I think it’s their image that represents a much simpler time and way of life, a time when neighbours were friends as close as family and everyone helped their neighbour whether it was harvesting crops making jam or raising a barn, life was just that simple.

Old Wood Rookie

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Enjoy for Another Hundred Years

Canadian Antique Lumber Company is committed to advocating the reuse of recycled barn wood materials. These materials are sourced from unwanted century old barns which have outlived their usefulness and are no longer suitable for contemporary use, or are on the verge of collapse.

With the help of our sister company S&J Barn Demolition we carefully disassemble these buildings, removing all salvageable boards and beams - the materials are then carefully inspected and visually denailed, trimmed and stored.

It’s more than lumber. It’s a story from our past.

Reusing antique lumber is an environmentally responsible way to minimize our individual carbon footprint. By recycling old barns less garbage wood ends up in our landfills - recycled lumber requires less processing and reduces the demand for new raw materials. Reclaimed wood is a sustainable product, it helps save our planet by conserving natural resources.

It pleases us to know, that the buildings of our early Canadian forefathers, will live for another hundred years, and be enjoyed in equally as many places