In addition to crafting with new hardwood and veneer, Woodtech creates furniture from both reclaimed and salvaged woods. Reclaimed hardwood and veneer typically originate from parts of deconstructed old buildings. Salvaged hardwood and veneer come from raw logs milled from standing dead trees or trees damaged by weather. Find out more about reclaimed wood here.


This furniture was fabricated from reclaimed oak beams from the deconstructed Cumberland Milling Company feed mill in Clarksville, Tennessee, which had been damaged by a tornado. If not saved, the timber would likely have become landfill.


Reclaimed wood typically comes from aged structures that have been carefully deconstructed, instead of being demolished which results in most building parts going into landfill. Woodtech uses experienced vendors who source reclaimed wood mostly from large old mills, barns, bridges, warehouses and grain storage buildings that are located around the US and occasionally Europe.


In a deconstruction, large-scale timbers, flooring and siding are removed, inspected for nails and metal, inventoried, then carefully stored.


• Most deconstructed old buildings (approximately 50 to 150 years old) used lumber that came from large trees. So, consequently, reclaimed lumber can often be much larger in dimension than what is available in new wood.
• This old-growth timber can be denser and straighter than new wood.

• Reclaimed wood will show some visual variety, even wood taken from the same old structure.

 Solid Wood Product, Reclaimed wood, salvaged wood, slabs, Butcher block, rustic wood, etc. Slight cracks, warping, imperfections and color variations are inherent to each piece and are not considered defects. Wood adjusts different times of the year to the moisture content of the air. In a sense the wood breathes. Solid wood will also adjust to the moisture content of your space. A dry space may cause the wood to move or crack more than the space with proper humidity. Failure to provide and maintain adequate temperature and humidity conditions (temperature between 55 and 78 degree Fahrenheit, at 43% to 70% relative humidity) and to protect from direct sunlight will void any and all Woodtech warranties.


• If a project calls for a natural look, Woodtech can source wood with a textured appearance and patina. Reclaimed wood can show weathering, wear marks, nail holes and stains to varying degrees.
• However, some reclaimed woods can also be sanded to look smooth and uniform. So, even if a project requires a new-wood look, fabricating from reclaimed wood can be an option.
• Reclaimed wood can be used for both lumber and veneer.


Reclaimed wood is available in “lots.” Each lot is unique, so advance planning is critical in order to secure the right quantity of consistent-looking reclaimed wood for each project. And, just as in new-wood projects, Woodtech provides clients with samples for approval.


By its origin, reclaimed wood is a post-consumer resource. The use of reclaimed wood can prevent significant waste. Most reclaimed wood is not FSCĀ®-certified (Forest Stewardship CouncilĀ®), because its origin prior to being in a structure is unable to be documented.