1) It's environmentally friendly. Reclaimed wood isn't grown on farms, which often cultivate only trees that grow fast, but aren't supportive of an ecosystem. Yes, it represents a tree that's been cut down, but at least it's getting another life in your home.
2) It has an age and character that cannot be mimicked. Old wood likely grew in a natural environment where it had to fight for nutrients and sun, making the wood strong and durable. Aging also brings out the color in the wood.
3) Most old-growth wood is no longer available. Regulations prevent many species of tree from being harvested, so Mabry couldn't buy new redwood for his siding, for example.
4) It has its own history. Out here in the west, your wood may have been a part of the Gold Rush, the Orgon Trail or a part of the Manifest Destiny that called Americans west throughout the 1800's.
Up in the Tahoe area, reclaimed wood is a natural partner in homes that want to create a link between the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevadas and the interiors of a beautful new home. Currently, Advance Design and Construction is working with Montana Reclaimed Lumber, a company that has been providing reclaimed beams, antique boards, historic paneling and trim for discerning clientele for over a decade. Advance Design and Construction will be installed the Montana Reclaimed Lumber siding on a new Martic Camp cabin this winter. With the addition of the reclaimed siding, this Martis Camp cabin will showcase the best the early west with all the updates that a current home demands.