Wellborn + Wright is firm passionate about quality materials, exquisite craftsmanship and whose core essence is in reclaiming, designing and manufacturing luxury architectural elements. In their Richmond, Virginia location, which is home to both their production operation and retail showroom, Wellborn + Wright transforms reclaimed beams, timbers, siding and fenceposts into classic, warm design features. They source material from pre-industrial and early century structures throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Appalachian valley. Using these historic materials they create hardwood flooring, wall paneling, mantels and decorative beams to be used in luxury hotels, restaurants, breweries, as well as in the typical, family living space.
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E.T. Moore Manufacturing, Inc.
For more than fifty years, E. T. Moore Manufacturing, Inc., located in Richmond, VA, has been the largest processor of Reclaimed Heart Pine (Pinus palustris). Native to the southern United States, Longleaf Heart Pine was a wood of choice in many larger homes, mills, and warehouses in the first 200 years of our nation’s history. Unfortunately, demand for this material caused it to be timbered off by the early 1900’s. Because Longleaf Pine grew very slowly, it is unlikely that it will ever again be available in commercial quantities. The tree requires between 150 and 400 years to develop the “heart” which gives the material its distinctive color and hardness,
E. T. Moore has pioneered the salvage of Reclaimed Heart Pine. When we first started, demolition companies hauled this national treasure to the landfill seeing no value in this old scrap wood. Seeing the wanton waste of this beautiful wood, we began purchasing and deconstructing buildings containing heart pine timber. This experience has allowed us to work with other less experienced demolition contractors to increase the maximum salvage out of these buildings.
Over the years, our inventory has grown to be the largest in the country. Our manufacturing process has been refined to ensure grade consistency and develop the fastest lead times in the industry, usually around two weeks. Today, products range from heart pine and reclaimed flooring, reclaimed beams, reclaimed wood walls and paneling, columns, and a full range of stair components.
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Knoched Va was created in 2011 in Keezletown, Virginia in my small 1920’s garage. My passion and love for old barns coupled with the great history and stories of men milling and erecting these barns from the trees on their properties always fascinated me. I started collecting and salvaging as much barn wood as I could get my hands on. The first piece I built was salvaged white oak from a barn in Mauzy, Virginia. This high top table was originally for my home, but ended up in Three Notch’d Brewery in Harrisonburg, along with three more that I was hired to make. It was on from there!!!
I now share a 6,000 square foot shop with Sean Black of Black Forest Sawmill in Crimora, VA. Creating coffee tables, end tables and farm tables along with rustic picture frames out of reclaimed barn wood is still a huge passion of mine, but I have also added urban wood to my building practice, incorporating live edge and dimensional lumber from fresh cut trees.
The trends in furniture building are always changing but reclaimed American chestnut is a very popular wood. Also popular are heart pine (shortleaf pine), hickory and walnut. I am currently working on two American chestnut coffee tables whose wood was salvaged from Shenandoah Valley barns. Customers have been requesting whiskey and wine barrel pieces. The white oak staves are quarter sawn and beautiful and they smell good too! I have always felt blessed that I can make a living using and creating with these beautiful native Virginia hardwoods!
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