Materials Inventory


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Some of our materials are listed on the La Crosse, Wisconsin Craigslist as they become available, but we do have a hard time keeping up, so only a fraction of our inventory is ever listed. If you are looking for specific materials and wonder if we have them on hand (or can acquire them on an upcoming deconstruction or from one of our trusted associates), feel free to contact us at any time.

* Ready-to-Install Wall & Ceiling Treatments and Flooring Made From Reclaimed Wood: We’re producing several types of materials from the boards and beams we recover during our various deconstruction projects. We have rustic mixed species “skip planed” material made from rough surface boards, often with the old circle saw marks or rough sawn and dark patina characteristic of vintage woods.

We’re also “resawing” barn beams into boards, then producing wall & ceiling treatments and flooring from the boards. These will be center-cut boards, so will not have the original surface the skip-planed material has. Center-cut materials feature an aged patina, nail holes, bug tracks, etc. 

Additional products we’re producing are made from weathered red siding and white painted boards that have been skip planed to leave just enough original paint blended with the scraped wood surfaces revealed in the process. 

All the above-listed materials are produced in 2 1/4”, 3”, 4”, and 5” widths and lengths from 8 inches to 6 feet. All feature tongue & groove on the edges.

* Barn Materials: In general, we try to keep a good supply of barn wood of various types. Contact us for grey or red weathered barn siding (and sometimes white). We generally have a good supply of brown board from haymow flooring, interior partitions, etc. We always have a large supply of barn beams of various lengths and dimensions, both rough sawn and hand hewn. Naily wood (roofing boards that had cedar shakes on them) is a hot commodity, but we almost always have some in stock. Like rusty tin? We keep a good inventory on hand of corrugated metal and sometimes also have other styles. We also try to keep a range of “rustiness” from very little or no rust to full rusted surface.  Like barn doors? We have a selection of different sizes and styles on hand at most times - OR we have materials you can select to make your own - OR we can have one made for you to your exact specifications.

* House Materials: From houses, depending on the age of the building, and the number of updates it has had, we may stock everything from 100 year old hardwood flooring to energy efficient windows and doors! We occasionally have wide base trim and fancy moldings, plinth blocks and “bullets”. If we have hardwood flooring, chances are we also have the subfloor which can be up to 12” wide or wider, rough sawn or with other character. We may have shiplap boards used as sheathing, “naily wood”, solid wood panel interior doors, wood or steel exterior doors, old double hung window sashes or nearly new vinyl windows with screens. We sometimes have kitchen cabinets and sinks, vanities, the occasional claw foot tub and medicine cabinets.

* Antiques & Collectibles: From many deconstruction projects we’ve done we brought home boxes, tubs, buckets and totes filled with interesting antiques and collectibles. For a long time we didn’t have time to organize them. More recently, we created something of a “store” in the lower level of our home and have added to the treasures we found, other popular or unique items we’ve discovered from other sources. We won’t ever have time to list all the thousands of items in our store now, so plan a visit, call ahead to be sure someone will be here to assist and enjoy browsing!

* Repurposed Crafts, Furniture, etc. We’re fortunate to have on staff a gentleman named Brian, we call our ThingMaker. Brian employs his skills and creativity to make or refurbish all manner of unique items.  Mostly you’ll find these items in our “store” as well. From headboards to shelving units, floating shelves to sofa tables, picture frames to mirrors, keepsake boxes to key & jewelry holders, there’s almost always something on Brian’s work table. Brian especially loves making custom projects for customers who bring their ideas and need something made.  Youll find a few of our craft items on our Etsy page, but again, theres no way well have time to list everything, so its best to plan a visit.

We also work with other artisans that make furniture and other items out of reclaimed barn wood and other materials, so if we’re not comfortable making a particular piece, we can refer a request for a custom table and chair set, bedroom set, cabinets or other items to experienced professionals we trust.

Don’t see what you are looking for listed? Just ask. If we don’t have it, we may be able to locate what you need.

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