Our beams are made of unfinished antique wood.
Reclaimed Longleaf Pine is the starting point for our engineered Hollow Box Beams. We recycle and reengineer 100 year old wood reclaimed from all over the country, which gives you the rustic look of old wood and lets us help protect the current growths of Longleaf Pine, which is a scarcer resource than it was 100 years ago. We cut many veneers out of one reclaimed post, and laminate the veneers onto engineered wood to create a beam that has the lightweight functionality and durability of an engineered product, while retaining the antique look of old pine.
We handcraft our products for individuals who appreciate meticulous attention to detail. Would an assembly line be cheaper? Probably. But the way we look at it, when things are built with love and pride, they’re built right. And that’s why, at The Olde Mill, we’re hell-bent on hand-crafted.
Made right here in the USA.
Built by hand. Made for life.
It Gets Better with Age
Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris), also called heart pine, is one of the four major species of Southern pines. It’s the strongest, tallest (over 100 feet) and most fire resistant.
Benefits of Reclaimed Wood
There’s a reason we use reclaimed wood for our material and nothing else. Because it’s the only wood that we trust for a long list of benefits, including:
- The preservation of nature
- Promoting better air quality
- Reducing carbon emissions
- Preventing warping and twisting
The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the USGBC’s benchmark for designing, building, and operating green buildings. To become certified, projects must first meet the prerequisites designated by the USCBC then earn a certain number of credits within the six
Categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials & resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation & design process. Using reclaimed wood can earn credit towards achieving LEED project certification. Because reclaimed wood is considered recycled content, it meets the Materials & Resources criteria for LEED certification.