Here is a list of our wormy, antique, and weathered barnboard reclaimed lumber products. First, an explanation of what we are selling.
“Wormy lumber” refers to a grade of wood that has been damaged by disease and then weakened and tunneled through by insect larvae. This wormy wood has since become fashionable for its rustic character. Wormy chestnut, wormy oak, and wormy maple are the most common types of wormy wood available in the southern Appalachians.
“Antique lumber” refers to wood that has been recycled or reclaimed from old homes, barns, and other buildings. Since the wood has been used, it also has a rustic character including nail holes and distressed markings. Some companies will “manufacture” an antique character by damaging fresh wood, but all of our antique lumber products are reclaimed and recycled.
“Barn board lumber” refers to wood that has been reclaimed from old homes, barns, and other buildings and has been exposed to weather elements. Barn board lumber is also synonymous with “weathered lumber.” When purchasing this type of lumber it is hard to see what the species of tree is, so it’s more important to look specify a level of age for the lumber.
Antique Wormy Chestnut Lumber
All of our wormy chestnut lumber is reclaimed and recycled from historic old barns, houses, and other buildings. Our lumber has been de-nailed and air-dried in our warehouse. Wormy Chestnut is straight grained, strong as oak (although easier to saw), and rich in tannins, making it highly resistant to decay.
Wormy Chestnut Available
- Cabinet Grade
Yield is typically 80% after working; wood is solid; most lengths and widths available.
- Craft Grade
Yield is typically 60% after working; wood may have more splits and weathering; lengths less than 4′, widths up to 12″.
- Tongue & Groove Paneling and Flooring
Minimum of 100 bd ft; available in 3″, 4″, 5″, & 6″ widths with random lengths; price is for raw material prior to being sawn into finished flooring or paneling. Five (5) bd ft yields about four (4) square feet.
Wormy Maple (Ambrosia)
Wormy Maple is Soft Maple with a which has greyish-blue and brown streaks that are caused by the ambrosia beetle. The beetle burrows into the tree and leaves a fungus in it’s path. This fungus creates the streaks and makes a very unique pattern in each board. Almost all of the streaks have tiny holes where the beetle burrowed into the wood. Neither the fungus nor beetle harms the wood.
Wormy Maple available in random length (6′ to 12′) and width (4″ to 12″).
Weathered Barnboard Oak Reclaimed Lumber
Weathered Oak is simply reclaimed Oak that has a more rugged and aged look. Used for the exterior of barns, our barnboard oak is reclaimed, de-nailed, and then put in our warehouse to air dry.
Weathered Barnboard Oak reclaimed from the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and southwest Virginia; available in 1″, 2″, 4″, 6″ & 8″ thicknesses.
4/4, Rough-Sawn, Kiln-Dried Lumber
In addition to our specialty lumber products above, we also offer a variety of rough-sawn, kiln-dried hardwoods and white pine.
Below are our current offerings of kiln-dried lumber:
- White Pine
Wall Paneling and Flooring
- Tongue & groove wall paneling and flooring
- Square-edged wall paneling and flooring
- V-grooved wall paneling and flooring
- Moulding and trim
Our wall paneling, flooring, moulding, and wall trim is resawn from 8/4 material and is available in 3″, 4″, 5″ & 6″ widths.