Saturday June 18th we were lucky enough to host the folks from the Guild of NH Woodworkers for their summer field trip. This group is made up of members ranging from professional cabinet makers and craftsmen to passionate armature woodworks.
The morning started with coffee and baked goods while everyone gathered in our Retail Showroom. Tom then took it from there with a passionate and knowledgeable presentation about Our Story, the company’s journey from sawmill to retail finish material manufacturer and about the Reclaimed Story as well.
The Reclaimed Story starts usually hundreds of years ago when New England was cleared and barns and homes were built. The material these barns and antique homes were constructed from is the same material we mill our reclaimed products from and because of that, the tie to the early construction and placement of boards cannot be ignored. As he explained the difference between beam sawn material and board sawn, the group was able to look to the structure around them for a clear visual as Tom gave the explanation.
The group moved from the showroom to the Lumber Barn, and then the Millwork Shop to see how the material is prepared and processed. A few pieces were on display, along with our hands on denailing and preparation techniques to show just how labor intensive the work can be. The audience was engaged and asked very knowledgeable questions as the tour came to an end. After a light lunch, some more conversing, and a chance to ask their final questions the event came to a close.
We had a wonderful time hosting these folks and welcome them back with open arms! If you have a group interested in a tour of our facility please let us know. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our showroom at (603) 673-4549 and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.