Archive for April, 2015

reclaimed lumber from Greenwich St. NYCA large project on Greenwich St. is drawing to a close, with over 500,000 bf of grade A Longleaf Pine lumber reclaimed from the gutted warehouse which is being developed into one of the highest valued properties in Manhattan. The building, constructed in 1895, was home to the American Steel Wood Co. and a range of smaller companies, including the Novelty Toy Co., with claims to releasing the first ‘Teddy Bear’. In the late 20th c., 443 Greenwich serviced a long list of film companies, small manufacturers and artists that worked and lived out of an edgier Tribeca neighborhood.

 

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What do diamonds and reclaimed lumber have in common?

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When less is more, one finishing choice for salvaged wood is to just brush the surface – retaining saw marks,  weathered texture and natural brown hues – like an old farmer in his sunday best. Here, reclaimed softwoods absorb the natural light and turn the underlying character up.

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