antique reclaimed wood lets us connect with nature and human history in an unprecedented way. long before Columbus founded the new world, the seedlings of the great North American forests were taking root. left undisturbed for centuries, these seedlings were able to slowly grow into massive trees, basking in the ample pollution-free air and water of pre-industrial America. this slow growth and natural habitat is key to the unique beauty and strength of antique reclaimed wood. slow growth produces trees with much tighter growth rings and consequently finer grain. it also produces significantly more heartwood, which is stronger and more durable than younger sapwood.
IMAGE: Antique Reclaimed Oak at Tria Wine Bar in Philadelphia, PA GO TO Project: Tria Wine Bar