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December 5, 2012 on 1:56 pm is excited to announce the latest functional and cosmetic enhancements to our website, which are intended to make our customer experience easier and more intuitive, as well as make our site more search engine friendly.

Enhancements include a home page “slideshow” that rotates images with imbedded links to our best selling weathered wood furniture, a “Featured Collections” grouping of our most popular recycled furnishing pieces, and an easier checkout process.  Additionally we have added updates for all of our social media buttons, Better Business Bureau badge, as well as search engine friendly meta titles and descriptions to each page of our site. is  a division of Log Cabin Rustics, one of the oldest and most reputable online retailers of premium American-made rustic furniture and decor.  Please visit our newly updated site to give our new features a test drive, and we would love to hear any feedback on how we might be able to continue to improve your shopping and service experience.

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March 19, 2010 on 4:07 pm

Reclaimed wood or recycled wood is previously used lumber that has been salvaged for re-use. Often this is wood from long-standing idle buildings, and it is sometimes refinished for new purposes such as furniture and other rustic decor. Most reclaimed wood comes from planks and beams rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses and some companies have been known to source wood from less traditional structures such as boxcars, coal mines, and wine barrels. Reclaimed or antique wood is used primarily for decoration and home building and is often used for siding, architectural details, cabinetry, furniture and flooring.

Reclaimed wood is becoming more and more popular for many reasons, including the wood’s unique and rustic appearance, its contribution to eco-friendly sustainable green building, the background and history of the wood’s origins and the wood’s physical characteristics such as strength, stability and durability. Reclaimed beams can be sawn into wider planks than the harvested lumber and many companies purport that their products are more stable than newly cut wood because reclaimed wood has been exposed to changes in humidity for far longer and therefore more stable, allowing them to be used with radiant heating systems. In some cases, the timbers from which the boards were cut have been slightly expanding and contracting for over a century in their previous installation. Radiant heat, with its low temperatures and even distribution affects the wood flooring the same way, but the impact is much less dramatic with antique wood than newly sawn wood because antique wood has already been through this cycle for years.