The Real antique wood story
We love old wood. We also love a good story. When we hear of old barns that are being demolished, we jump at the chance to save them. We rescue this wood and then we turn it into something remarkable. We like to think that we are preserving and continuing the story of every beam, barn door, and board. Reclaimed. Repurposed. Reloved. It’s really our way of life.
It all started out as a dream when owners Gary and Lisa Horvath saw the opportunity to salvage old wood and give it new life. With a long history in the wood flooring industry through ATC Hardwood Flooring it was the natural next step to open a reclaimed wood mill. From the wood that we salvage we can create almost anything you can dream of — and that's what it's all about.
You’ll hear us telling plenty of stories about our Barn Crashers™ trips to Ohio and Pennsylvania as well as throughout New York and New Jersey. We’ve been fortunate enough to meet many families living on farms passed down from generation to generation. When their barns are no longer up to date with modern farming practices or fail to prove structurally sound, they call us. Our crew travels from our New Jersey mill to meticulously dismantle these century old structures. We are fully insured and have over 6 years of experience in barn dismantling.
When Gary and the crew arrive at the site, it’s not just a chance to gather materials, but also an opportunity to learn about the barn, family, and community surrounding the barn. Oftentimes we receive old family photos, antiques from inside the barn, and a brief history lesson that we’re excited to share with the future owners of the wood. From civil war stories to clashes with original settlers on the farm land, we’ve amassed an eclectic history of these barns, many of which have been around since our country’s origin.
We take structural beams, planks, tin roofing, door hardware, farm equipment, barn doors, and other oddities we come across to be salvaged. Trucks are loaded up and sent directly back to our mill to be processed and stored. The material is de-nailed, cleaned, kiln dried, and milled to give the antique wood a second lease on life.