Once the material has been reclaimed and thoroughly dried, the processing begins. In many cases the full size is preserved, as with hand-hewn timber used for architectural accents such as mantle pieces. In other instances, the material is resawn and dressed to make fine finished furniture. When processing reclaimed timber, often a whisper of the original saw kerf is left to remind us of the rich history of each furnishing. Early American Furnishings can produce pieces from a wide variety of species. Longleaf Pine, Cypress and American Chestnut are just a few options available. By specializing in custom work, we also have the ability to cater to specific requests for various sizes and finishes. All products are backed by a satisfaction guarantee on which we stake our reputation. References are always available.
Many of our projects are built from material that a customer has provided. Structures that have been on family property can be taken apart and turned into a family heirloom. This is the most rewarding aspect of what we do; taking down that old barn, smokehouse, or homestead from a previous generation, and producing a piece of fine furniture for the family’s next generation. We have taken down houses, churches, barns, smokehouses, outhouses, and even a post office. Our clients often have sentimental feelings about an old structure, and there is no better way to honor a memory than to reclaim this perishable resource before it returns to the earth; and then to create by hand a beautiful piece for future generations.
Our reputation is our most important asset. We have a comprehensive list of references available to potential clients. The most compelling advertizing we have is a powerful testimonial, and we strive to earn a new accolade with every project.
“”Little did we imagine the cherry wood my Dad planed over 45 years ago from trees on his property would make such an incredible table. Many fine memories will now be added to our dinners as we enjoy this vintage masterpiece. Your workmanship is superb.”
“You are an amazing craftsman! The table is something that we will treasure forever and so will our children and grandchildren.”
Jo Ann Hause, Dawsonville, GA
“From concept to sketch to finished table, it was a pleasure to watch our idea turn into a beautiful piece of furniture.”
Tim and Ginny Kennedy, Big Canoe, GA
Jeff McKenzie, Social Circle, GA
“I love the rocker. Oh, my goodness at your craftsmanship! Thank you for following your passion.”
Dana Wrenn Sams, Fayetteville, GA