Armster Reclaimed Wood Collections – Historical, Chronological, Inspirational
Wood Collections help us and help customers to organize all (or most) of the wood we stock.
This is one of our oldest wood collections with colonial lumber from buildings of two centuries ago, and more.
Footworn flooring is especially sought after because it is quite wide and wonderfully marked with daily use.
The Second Industrial Revolution was built on massive beams from famous tree species. Heart Pine and Douglas Fir were primary choices of factory builders and we stock their original timbers, for framing structure or milling into flooring. .
1900-1930 River Wood
Trees fell, logs sank and structures were built along American rivers. The effects of time and water minerals tinted the wood in sometimes magical ways. Pier wood, Sinker Pine, Dam Timbers and more are here.
1930-1950 Tank Wood
Trees that once towered above us rose again as New York City rooftop tanks. Redwood tanks and Cypress tanks stood tall on high holding water for most NYC buildings.
1950-1990 Boardwalk Wood
Coney Island boardwalk and others around New York City are iconic waterside destinations. Their boardwalk wood grew in South America and Africa in the 1900’s.
Special Woods – from special places
Great wood made great locations, or came from them. From bowling lane wood, to telephone poles of Western Red Cedar to gym floors of Maple to exotic Asian shipping cargo dunnage and more.