Reclaimed Barn wood Process
Western Heritage Furniture has redefined the term “renewable resource” with our nationwide old-growth reclamation efforts. Our vision started with the landscape and lore of the American West, and for us there is no greater wellspring of inspiration.
Old Growth Timber
Every piece of our furniture tells a story. The story doesn’t start in our shop, but rather hundreds of years ago in a vast virgin forest, when the first European settlers were landing our our continental shores. The saplings born in this era eventually grew to monumental heights, and provided a stock of lumber to the westward expansion. We refer to these original American woodlands as “Old Growth” forests.
Of the generations of trees that followed, only the Old Growth forests can lay claim to being the eldest and most grand of them all. It is these mighty timbers that the pioneers felled to create the structures that secured their well-being. No longer available, the only sources for Old Growth Timber would be to reclaim it from our ancestors. The modest hand tools and construction techniques employed at the time created a signature that defines this fleeting resource.
Drive through the heartland of America, and you will pass hundreds, if not thousands, of old run-down wooden barns, railcars, mail-order homes and historical buildings that sit idle after generations of use. Exposure to the elements has slowly eroded their original form. An eyesore to some, and a hindrance to others, we see these structures as a diminishing resource that we attempt to reclaim before they are dozed, burned or disintegrate.
We seek out buildings that are testaments to the traditional construction processes used by our ancestors, seasoned through lifetimes of natural weathering and hardship that only mother nature herself can provide. The barns and houses that we reclaim are meticulously disassembled, in order to preserve the character and history that follows each board. We take pride in knowing that our primary construction material is as old as our country herself, and a living tribute to our heritage. Once we have a building dismantled and the wood delivered to our shop, we grade each board to obtain only the soundest of boards suitable for our furniture. Our boards are handpicked to ensure that they are dry, stable, and free of structural issues caused by high levels of moisture.
~ The Construction Process ~
~ The Finishing Process ~
~ White Glove Delivery ~
In-home delivery has always been a big part of our company, because we believe customer service is just as important as the quality if the furniture. We treat each piece of furniture we craft with love and respect, and we want this additional care to continue all the way to your home. We offer white-glove delivery, assuring you that someone from our family will usher your new work of art all the way to its destination. After each piece is thoroughly inspected, it is carefully blanket wrapped and covered to protect it on it’s journey. We’ll meet you in person, answer any questions, explain each detail of the piece and let you know how to further care for your furniture. If you’d like, we’ll set it up anywhere you need.
As you take possession of the furniture piece a new life is started. What you now own is a one-of-a-kind artisan piece of reclaimed barn wood furniture that has been specifically tailored for you.