We Buy Wood & Stone
Our wood and stone comes from heritage farm buildings throughout the Shenandoah Valley and tri-state area. Thanks to our deep roots in our community, neighbors frequently contact us when their old farm buildings are no longer serviceable, or when properties change hands and new landowners have no need for their barns or other outbuildings.
We help our neighbors safely dismantle these wonderful buildings. Shenandoah Furniture Gallery obtains rich, beautifully worn lumber with character, and our building owners see safety hazards removed and their property taxes reduced.
Taking down old buildings is just the first step in a long process that goes into preparing wood to become a beautiful piece of furniture for your home.
The first task after the wood arrives at the workshop is to remove all hardware from it, using a painstaking and time-consuming process. We use metal detectors to locate the old nails. Then we use chisels, pliers and hammers to take the nails out while carefully preserving as much wood as possible.
Any rotted or damaged wood is cut out and the lumber is kiln-dried. Only now is the material finally ready to be used for a variety of projects, such as our heritage tables, chairs, and other furniture.
We utilize a variety of wood species found in these old buildings, including the unique and beautiful American Chestnut, as well as antique oak “thresher floor” barn wood, antique oak barn siding, tobaccowood pine (found exclusively in old tobacco-drying barns), horse country oak, rustic cherry, and antique walnut. Upon request, we also use antique heart pine as well.
We are dedicated to the preservation of the lumber and timbers found in old buildings, barns, and structures built around the turn of the century – or earlier – in and around the tri-state area. This lumber was taken from old growth forest a century ago.
We are always looking for old structures to dismantle and use for our furniture, flooring, wainscoting, paneling, mantles, ceiling beams, and more.
Dismantling and re-using old wooden structures and stone foundations reduces the demands on our natural resources for raw materials for new construction. And, since dismantling is more labor-intensive than demolition, we require more hand labor, thereby providing entry-level construction trade jobs.
So, if you know of an antique farm building that’s falling down – or that’s scheduled to be demolished – give us a call. We’ll give the wood, the memories, in that old building new life!
Contact Vickie Kelley at:
Shenandoah Furniture Gallery 151 West Main Street, Purcellville, Virginia 20132
Please list the building type (barn, farm structure, old building, etc), approximate size, and location. Send pictures if possible and videos if available (inside and outside) of your building. Most standing old barns for sale are valued in the range of $200 to $2000 for salvage. Certain barns may qualify to be purchased at a higher price.