Price List — Porter Reclaimed Barn Wood

Price List - Porter Reclaimed Barn Wood

Price List

Materials Quick Reference:

4/4: (1 thick or less)

Speckled Black. $3.25/sf  &  $5.00/sf

Speckled White. $3.25/sf & $5.00/sf

Hemlock Siding: $4.25/sf

Cherry 3/4 Resawn: $5.75/sf

American Chestnut Joists: $7/bf

Spruce Joists: $5/bf

Live Edge Slabs: $4-10/bf  *special figured or rare slabs may be priced differently

Materials List with History:

4/4 or less materials:

Speckle Black or Speckled White: $5/sf @ 1 thick  $3.25/sf @ resawn to


-Speckled Black is what we call our reclaimed oak fence plank from KY. Its taken from horse farm fences. The wood is virtually nail free and is very consistent in size, making it ideal for milling. It also has a nice painted face or patina making it a wonderful choice for walls. We resaw much of this wood for use as wall and ceiling coverings. We also can mill this into flooring.

Tobacco Barn Grey: $5.25/sf

-Tobacco Barn Grey is a mix of hardwoods from barns in KY and TN. This is one of our most popular woods because of its silvery patina. The wood is typically nail free, although occasionally youll find a shotgun pellet or two if you are milling it down. The woods might include these species: Beech, Poplar, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, Butternut, Hackberry, and Sassafras. The color variation and patina makes this wood ideal for wall coverings and ceilings.

Mushroom Wood: $4/sf

-Mushroom Wood is either cypress or hemlock that comes from mushroom barns in PA. The mushroom enzymes create the texture in the wood which is very unique. No two pieces are ever the same. Its a very rich brown color and is ideal for ceilings and wall coverings.

Hemlock Siding: $4.25/sf

-Hemlock Fir is a staple wood across the north-eastern part of the United States. Its a pretty amber tone, like yellow heart pine inside but has a number of different patinas when we find it as barn siding. The barns were typically painted at one time, so we find them with red, white, blue, black, and other colors occasionally. The interior boards were typically left unpainted, giving them a rustic brown tone.

Bead Board: $3/sf   *may contain lead paint

-Bead board is exactly how it sounds. It is a tongue and groove siding that has a distinct bead routed down the center. It comes in all sorts of colors because we find it not just in barns but sometimes in old homes as well. We usually stock some grey, white, red, and brown (natural). We get these materials in multiple states ranging from IA to PA.

American Chestnut: $7/bf

-American Chestnut is a beautiful wood that is for the most part extinct. The chestnut blight wiped out American chestnut trees in the 1890s-1900s. This giant tree was used in many early barn builds. It is a hardwood but is much lighter weight than oak. Sometimes we will see wormy chestnut texture in boards. 1 thick chestnut is not as common as beams or 2 thick stock, so we dont always have a large quantity, but we try to stock it as much as possible because we love working with it so much.

Cherry Resawn: $5.75/sf

-This cherry is a limited supply item that we currently have at the lot. This wood was milled around 20 years ago and comes from the backyards of Johnny Cash and Mel Tillis. The mill where this wood had been stored went under and a friend of ours contacted us to let it know it was available for purchase. Thomas flew out to TN to inspect it personally and had it shipped back. Its a beautiful wood with a fun story. Its 6/4 ($7/bf) but can be resawn to make siding. Its ideal for any project because it is virgin timber (no nails) and has a beautiful patina from being stickered and stored for all this time outside. You may have seen this material at the IKEA in Tempe where we were commissioned to cover the walls of their restaurant with it.

6/4 8/4 Materials:

Ash/Oak 8/4: $6/bf

-This mix of ash/oak and the occasional misc hardwood (maple, poplar, etc) comes to us from a giant barn in PA. These have been excellent for dining tables and countertops. They are hard, sturdy, and beautiful. They are rough sawn and have a naily edge on one side that we typically use on the outside edge of the table because it looks great were the nails used to be and the patina developed. Many of our customers have used them in everything from architectural accents to furniture. It finishes beautifully.

Red Oak: $6/bf

-This is not your typical stranger danger van from the 80s kind of oak. This is a beautiful old growth reclaimed oak that looks amazing for all sorts of projects. We find red oak mostly from PA, KY, and TN. Occasionally you will find some with beetle tracks and odd figure. They make for amazing looking table tops and other furniture projects.

American Chestnut: $7/bf

-American Chestnut is a beautiful wood that is for the most part extinct. The chestnut blight wiped out American chestnut trees in the 1890s-1900s. This giant tree was used in many early barn builds. It is a hardwood but is much lighter weight than oak. Sometimes we will see wormy chestnut texture in boards. We find 2 materials primarily as flooring material in barns or joists. The patina typically affects the wood color for the first 1/16 to 1/8 or so and so a light sand will continue to reveal beautiful colors below the surface. Thomas has made several guitars from this wood.

White Oak: $7/bf

-White oak is a very desirable and beautiful wood that comes to us primarily from PA. It is a closed pore wood that is ideal for weather resistance as well as overall beauty in furniture pieces. We typically find this material as joists or flooring in very old barns.

White Oak Threshing Floor:  $10/bf

-Threshing floor has a very unique texture all its own. There are years of wear and tear on the floors of barns that creates all sorts of color and figure. We use this material primarily for large high end tables for that ultra reclaimed look. Its a very popular material. We try to stock it when we can, but it can be difficult to find at times.

Yellow Pine (narrow): $4/bf

-Pine comes in many different species and looks. Yellow pine from back east was used in many splined floors in barns. It has a beautiful amber tone and makes life a little easier on your tools than some of the hardwoods. Its also easier on the pocketbook from a materials standpoint as it has a lower market value than hardwoods and is lighter for shipping purposes. It still makes amazingly beautiful projects, so dont let it fool you with its price.

Pine Oily Board: $7/bf

-Oily Board is just like it sounds. Typically these floors had the occasional old tractor or machinery above and soaked up some of its mechanical goodness. The stains and marks in the material make for a very reclaimed look and are ideal when using an oil finish. Water based finishes are not ideal for these materials because it will create discolored spots, but weve had very good luck with oil and wax based finishes. The look is very unique and desirable if you know what youre getting yourself into.

Pine Threshing Floor: $7

-Threshing floor is rich with texture. Even more so in the softwoods like pine because the years of use are quite evident in the surface. With a light sand they have a very distinct look. Pine from the eastern part of the united states is very different from the west coast and our pine threshing floors typically come from PA. They are usually quite structurally stable but much lighter in weight than their hardwood cousins.

Price List - Porter Reclaimed Barn Wood

Hemlock Threshing Floor: $7-8/bf

-Threshing floor is beautiful, especially when slightly sanded. The hemlock threshing floor is no exception with the beautiful amber tones below the surface. Hemlock threshing floor typically comes to us in rather large pieces as they were huge trees and used in many barn floors. We build quite a few tables with it. Many customers like using it for shelving because of its wide width and lighter weight than hardwoods.

Mixed Hardwoods: $6/bf

-We love most hardwoods and in most cases, barns were made with whatever woods were available to them in the nearby areas. This meant that whatever was the size they wanted and would suffice was used. In many barns there is a mix of materials used, especially the old ones. We have stacks of various hardwoods that can include but are not limited to: red oak, white oak, beech, butternut, chestnut, sassafras, maple, poplar, etc. These woods are great for creating a mix/match look of light/dark because they accept stains/dyes/etc differently between the species. It may also be possible to find enough for your project out of the wood you desire. You might just need to do a little pile diving to find it.

10/4 12/4 Materials:

White Oak Joists: $7/bf

White oak is stunningly beautiful and highly desirable. It makes for beautiful table tops, beams, mantles, shelving. You name it. It is typically in shorter supply than red, but we do frequently stock it.

American Chestnut Joists: $7/bf

 American Chestnut is a beautiful wood that is for the most part extinct. The chestnut blight wiped out American chestnut trees in the 1890s-1900s. This giant tree was used in many early barn builds. It is a hardwood but is much lighter weight than oak. Sometimes we will see wormy chestnut texture in boards. The joists that we see range in size and texture but are typically in great shape because they were the interior of the barn. The patina is rich and colorful and we find both rough sawn and hand hewn lumber.

Hemlock Joists: $4/bf

The staple of barn construction, this tree made up many of the joists that we see in the barns in PA. Hemlock is a good looking wood with many uses. The joists that we get in range in length from 8-16+. In some cases we may have some very long pieces that make for great conference tables or ceiling joists. The price point is lower as well making it ideal for larger projects.

Spruce Joists: $5/bf

Occasionally we get in materials that are less common but wonderful to work with. These spruce joists are around 7-8 long and approx. 3×7. We have a very limited supply and besides standard use in reclaimed furniture, etc. they make excellent guitar bodies. Thomas has made a few guitars using this material.

Beams vary from one to the next in both species and the surface. you will find three types of beams typically on our lot:

•Hewn 4 Sides: These beams were hand hewn with an axe and have a very distinct chisel-like mark on the sides. These are typically on our 100-300 yr old barns.

•Hewn 2 Sides: These beams have the same marks on two sides as the H4S beams but two parallel sides have left the bark on or at least the live edge remains. They are typically wider on the hewn side. These are typically from our 100-300 yr old barns.

•Sawn 4 Sides: Typically referred to as rough sawn they have the visible saw marks from the original milling. These are most often from barns post late 1800s and throughout the 1900s.

White Oak: $6/bf

American Chestnut: $7/bf

Hemlock: $5/bf

Pine: $5/bf

Mixed Hardwoods: $6/bf

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