03-27-2016, 08:22 AM
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  • Eskimo
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I am very pleased to announce the introduction of the Reclaimed Wood Collection of shaving equipment at Elite Razor - http://www.eliterazor.com.  It is quite an experience to be able to work with wood that was last touched by a carpenter's tools well over 100 years ago and re-purpose the wood for these pieces.

The wood for this collection was purchased from Sons of Sawdust and was recovered from the deconstruction of historic structures which had fallen into a state of disrepair.  The Sons of Sawdust from Watkinsville, Georgia, build extraordinary furniture from reclaimed lumber.  The wood came from two buildings that were constructed in the 1800’s, the historic Acworth, GA train station and a barn in Habersham County, GA. and is primarily old growth Longleaf Pine and Poplar.

Please visit their site at sonsofsawdust.com to learn more about their exceptional work with reclaimed wood.


Longleaf Pine - Old growth Longleaf Pine grows throughout the southeastern United States.  Longleaf Pine trees will grow to over 150 tall and can take up to 500 years to mature.  The keel of the USS Constitution is made from a single Longleaf Pine timber and the decking is comprised of Longleaf Pine planking.  The popularity and usefulness of the wood led to aggressive harvesting in the 1800’s.  As a result, old growth Pine is very rare today and generally is only found in the deconstruction of old structures.

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Poplar - Old growth Poplar grows throughout the East from southern New England to the Gulf of Mexico.   The heartwood, which is usually tan, also presents a wide variety of tones, sometimes with a slightly greenish cast, and occasionally with dark purplish streaks.  Poplar gained wide usage for furniture framing and drawers in the early part of the twentieth century. Today, it often is used for mouldings and millwork, boxes, pallets and shipping crates, as well as the popular choice of wood for chopsticks.  Early renaissance Italian painters used Poplar as the base for their panel paintings.  The Mona Lisa is painted on a Poplar panel.

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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 03-27-2016, 09:46 AM
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  • kav
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Poplar was very popular in log buildings as the first course ( level) due to it's resistance to rot and insect attack. You have some beautiful wood there.

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 03-27-2016, 01:06 PM
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Lovely, both the brushes and the story behind Smile

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 03-27-2016, 01:25 PM
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  • kav
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Reclaiming is a fascinating business. Several years past a 19th century cargo ship with Russian leather was salvaged and quickly sold out. Reclaiming old growth logs that sank in the days of floating timber downriver has become highly profitable as is rescuing old buildings from
log and timberframe construction to early 20th century modern framing construction.

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 03-27-2016, 01:29 PM
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  • evnpar
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Beautiful work, and it just seems more beautiful because of the reclaimed wood.

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 03-28-2016, 06:35 PM
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  • nunhgrader
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Awesome story and stunningly beautiful work - a must have imho!

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