Made here. Reclaimed here. Saving a Worcester icon.
Time has proven to be too harsh for the 124-year old Odd Fellows Home overlooking the proud, industrious city of Worcester, Massachusetts. Erected from plans by Barker & Nourse at the turn of the last century, the old brick and brownstone building is four and one-half stories high, and constructed using the finest quality antique mapleantique oakantique spruce, and antique heart pine flooring, wall paneling, doors, framing lumber, windows, and trim. The corner stone was laid October 8, 1890, and it's sad to say, but even though it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, by the end of 2014 the original Romanesque-style building will exist no longer... But that won't stop us from carrying on the legacy of this historic building. 
Among the many items to be recovered from this treasure trove of history are dozens of one-of-a-kind antique transom doors with operable hardware and original trim/molding pieces, antique wainscoting and bead-board wall paneling in several species including reclaimed southern yellow pine, reclaimed fir, reclaimed poplar, rough-sawn unpainted, reclaimed spruce and reclaimed hemlock framing lumber and much, much more! 

Though the structure in it's entirety will not be saved, we are sure that our eco-conscious clients will enjoy the beauty this building of a bygone era has to offer for generations to come... by re-using it's plethora of wonderfully aged, exquisite reclaimed wood building materials in home renovations, and restorations across the country.
Call 617.548.1829 today for availability, sizes, and pricing of these limited stock items.
The photographs above show just a small sampling of the materials, textures, colors, and wealth of history currently being saved and transported nearby to our lumber yard in Oxford, MA. Over the next several weeks, we will spend hundreds of labor intensive hours, carefully removing and inventorying as much as we can possibly save before our time runs out and the wrecking ball drops. If you like what you see, please feel free to share this e-mail with friends, family, co-workers, long-lost cousins...let's get the word out in 2014. #reclaimedlumberyard
Converse chooses our reclaimed wood products for their sustainable, unique building projects. Do you? 
Our sawmill, Antique Lumber Co. is a very special place that draws visitors from near and far. Recently we were pleased to meet with Tim Manny (left) of Walter A. Furman Co., one of Massachusetts' premiere architectural millwork companies, Jennifer Carpenter (middle) of Jennifer Carpenter Associates, a Manhattan-based architect working on the design of the new Converse world headquarters at Lovejoy Wharf in Boston, and John Shipman, Global Real Estate Special Projects Director at Nike, Converse's parent company.


We worked with Tim's company on another high profile Boston project using a similar product, our reclaimed Boston Tea Party Oak, but the purpose of this meeting was to go over grading specifications, review possible finishes, and inspect the raw material harvested from the old pier at Lovejoy Wharf, which is in it's final stages of the drying process to ensure the selection of boards to be used are of the highest quality possible. 
Print is not dead... Read about us in the newspaper, again!
Our founder, Arnie Jarmak has been making headlines lately, this time in the Marblehead Reporter. If you missed us in the Boston Herald, or the Boston Globe, be sure to check out the latest article on the Reporter's website to find out how the Jarmak Corporation is taking the reclaimed wood industry by storm, and steadily becoming the nation's preeminent source for premium quality reclaimed wood products. Like what you see? Share with a friend!  

Need long, old-growth timbers for your next building project? 
At our yard in Oxford, Massachusetts, we are beefing up our selection of premium quality, unpainted antique timbers, like these giant 12"x16"x29' reclaimed Fir timbers. We stock several species of long and large timbers to accomodate all building styles. So whether you're just going for the "look" or you need structural timbers to carry the load, we can help.

Trying to match the look and/or milling of an existing floor?
In 2011, we sold some of our first reclaimed Boston Harbor Oak to Legal Seafood's Harbor-side Restaurant. As will sometimes happen over time in a commercial kitchen, some of the flooring was damaged due to an extended water leak and excessive build-up of moisture. 
No need to worry though, we're here to help! Our expert craftsmen can have your floor looking ship-shape in no time, with state of the art custom milling and an extensive inventory of premium reclaimed wood to match the grain, color, and texture you're looking for. 

Reclaimed Antique Timbers

Harvested from local sources, our yard stocks a premium grade of unpainted, genuine antique timbers including native species such as: chestnut, fir, hemlock, heart pine, spruce, and more. View our inventory. 

Original Face
Reclaimed Hemlock Decking

One of the newest additions to our large inventory of antique reclaimed wood products is this beautiful Hemlock 2x8 decking. It's unpainted and the original tongue and groove is left intact for that ultimate antique look.We offer this material in a variety of finishes, including raw, original surface, skip-planed, wired-brushed, and sanded. View our inventory.

Vermont Maple Flooring

Available in 3/4" x 2 1/4" and lengths of up to 16 feet, this antique, square-edged flooring was originally manufactured at the turn of the last century by Parker & Stearns of Johnson, Vermont. Shown here lightly sanded and oiled. Read the story.

For fine custom reclaimed flooring and millwork please be sure to visit our sister company Antique Lumber Co.
See you at the #reclaimedlumberyard
Looking to use reclaimed lumber for your next building project, but don't know where to start? Stop by our new yard just an hour outside of Boston. There, you can see all of our premium quality reclaimed wood products, get ideas for your projects, and take home samples to share! We keep a wide selection of reclaimed wood on hand, in various species of all shapes and sizes to meet any of your needs.  

Architects and builders trust our products in their environmentally-friendly building projects, including those that seek the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification, historic restorations, new construction or in any other application where the characteristics of reclaimed old-growth wood are desired. 

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