Turning House Furniture is based in Bassett, Va. and rescues wood from abandoned factories and buildings to refashion it into furniture. This wood that comes from beams, flooring and other architectural features has acquired unique characteristics through the process of natural aging.
After methodically deconstructing old buildings, all original material that can be used is salvaged. Turning House recycles up to about 98 percent of a structure, and salvages bricks, copper, steel, and even the nails.
Historically significant structures, or buildings that can be renovated are not taken down. According to Turning House, it is contacted by city managers, private property owners, or builders who have identified structures that will be torn down.
An interesting result of this process is that a lot of this salvaged wood is from old growth lumber which comes from more than 15 vintage wood species. Some rare species are no longer available, and you won't find this wood easily in other places.
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