Why Reclaimed Wood?

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Incorporating reclaimed wood in your home decreases the demand for newly harvested virgin wood from forests. Felling virgin forests involves transportation and processing of the trees, which has a massive impact on the environment.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION
All of the reclaimed wood that we use to create pieces of residential and commercial furniture Sangamon Reclaimed has dismantled and/or sourced reclaimed wood from barns, churches, and homes built in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Each of these structures carries with it a piece of our nation's history. With the help of a local historian we are able to pass on the history of these structures to each of our clients. Each piece we build is not only a unique piece f furniture, but also a conversation piece that can be passed on for future generations.

CHARACTER
Why fake the character and charm of reclaimed wood when you can have an
original piece? Whether it’s a dining room table, barn doors, or a mantle you’ll
never get the same effect or finish with a new piece of wood that you get with
one that has been reclaimed from an old barn or church.

UNIQUE
You can’t buy old growth wood unless it has been painstakingly reclaimed and
treated with the care and respect it deserves. Because of the diversity of old
growth forests, these are now protected, so you can’t drop in at your hardware
store and grab a piece of old growth for your home project. You can if you visit us
at Sangamon Reclaimed.

DURABILITY & STRENGTH
Because the reclaimed wood that we use is old growth lumber it is extremely
durable. Most, if not all, of the reclaimed wood we use, has been salvaged from
barns and churches constructed more than 100 years ago… and most of the time
they are still standing pretty strong.

ORIGINAL
Each piece of furniture is 100% original it is not mass-produced. With reclaimed
wood, you will not find any two pieces the same. If you want a piece for your
home or business that is different from everything else you should choose
reclaimed wood.

SOUGHT AFTER
The unique beauty, character, durability, and history of reclaimed wood means
it’s extremely sought after for use as beams, decking, planking, siding, mantels,
furniture, feature walls and barn doors.

Client Testimonial: Sheedy Shores Winery

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At Sangamon Reclaimed we love to work with local businesses and we were very excited when Gloria and Mike Sheedy approached us about building tables for their new winery and outdoor seating area at Sheedy Shores Winery in Loami, Illinois.

“When my husband, Mike and I first heard of Sangamon Reclaimed, it was
through my father-in-law because they rented space from him. He insisted we check out their work and once we did we knew we had to commission them to make our tables for our winery. Our vision for our place was rustic elegance so the reclaimed barn wood was a perfect choice.

Brian and his staff worked with us to find the perfect combination of pieces, low and high top tables. We have been thrilled with the tables and so have our customers. We have received so many compliments on our tables and how well they go with the theme of our business. We are so glad we went with Sangamon Reclaimed.”

Sheedy Shores Winery hosts music acts throughout the summer with plenty of
great wine and beer on offer and beautiful views across the lake.