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Timber Home Living: In With the Old

Timber Home Living: In With the Old

There are many reasons people build timber homes, but one reason they all have in common is the love of wood as a building material thanks to its warmth, solidity and character. If they're using reclaimed wood, double the character and add history to that list. With an increased consciousness about recycling and the environment, and an uptick in interest in handmade and American-made products, the demand for reclaimed lumber has doubled in the past decade, says Jennifer Young, general manager of Pioneer Millworks, with locations in Farmington, New York and Portland, Oregon.