Visit From the Guild of NH Woodworkers

Inside the reclaimed timber frame of the barn in our showroom, Tom welcomes the New Hampshire Woodworkers guild to Bingham Lumber
The Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers was welcomed by the standing timber frame, rebuilt inside our flooring showroom.

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.

Barn Board stock is explained using displays in the showroom.
Tom is shown here explaining the difference in barn boards reclaimed form the inside of the building vs. barnboards used as exterior boards.

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.

Roof Boards can be reclaimed to make a unique and masculine reclaimed wood product.
Rich with nail holes, hardware, and aged patina roofboards are exposed to some of the most harsh conditions. Because of this they are reclaimed and used as a unique reclaimed barn board paneling.
Denailing reclaimed Barn beams is one of the most time consuming parts of reclaiming lumber.
At Bingham Lumber all of our denailing and other processes are done by hand. Our millwork shop and other outbuildings make us perfectly equipped to tackle large loads of reclaimed lumber as they come in.

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 or call our showroom at (603) 673-4549 and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.