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Armster Reclaimed Wood Collections – Historical, Chronological, Inspirational

Wood Collections help us and help customers to organize all (or most) of the wood we stock.

Pre-1850 Homes

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.

Thomas Cole painting of Early American
Foot worn flooring collection

1790-1900 Barns 

This wood collection celebrates a classic icon of the past with American barn wood. Various barn parts are available, including hand hewn beams and joists in large sizes and numbers. Click here

1800's Barn raising celebration photo
Barn Siding in Weathered Red Paint

1870-1910 Industry

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. . 
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American factory built with Heart Pine
Reclaimed Heart Pine Beams in Willow School

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. 
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Moosup River Dam in River Wood Collections
Sinker Cypress Box Beams

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.
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NYC Water Tanks
Reclaimed Redwood Tank paneling from New York City

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.
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Coney Island of New York City and its famous boardwalk
Reclaimed Angelique wood bench on the High Line

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.
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Maple and Pine bowling lanes
Maple Gym Floor Boards as Designed Flooring

NYC Reclaimed Wood

There are many sources of wood in NYC, built into it and brought into it as working timber. We keep as much as we can in stock. Some of it can only be found here.
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New York City - Park Avenue Armory built as Drill Hall in 1879
Asia Cargo Interior wood - from ships bringing railroad rail from Japan

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