RIVER RECOVERED CYPRESS
Exposed rafters and beams are antique old growth river recovered heart of pine; wide plank exterior siding is milled from sinker logs. During transport in early colonial times, logs were floated down rivers and many sank and are now, hundreds of years later, being rescued and reutilized for multiple applications.
PATINA FACE OLD GROWTH KNOTTY PINE
Ceiling material is reclaimed from circa 1905 cotton mill. Antique hand-made clay brick @ the bar front and kitchen walls were reclaimed from the Lancaster Mill, SC circa 1890’s.
WHITE WASHED ANTIQUE FIR BEAMS AND DOOR LINTELS
The mantle is an antique floor joist beam rescued from a New York warehouse that burned during 9/11 attack. The beams from this warehouse were reclaimed and shipped from New York to Bluffton, SC where the original stamp was discovered noting the wood had originated in Savannah, GA in the 1800’s and “came home” to the Lowcountry in 2005.
ANTIQUE TRAVELER MAPLE
Reclaimed from the Alice Mill in Easley, SC circa 1903, the maple on the mill floor collects metal shavings form the cotton mill machinery called “travelers” that become embedded in the maple. The floors are tiger strip and bird’s eye markings which is rarer in maple.
ANTIQUE RIVER RECOVERED PECKY CYPRESS
The “Pecky” is created by a naturally occurring fungus that creates long narrow burrows in the wood. The walls and ceiling in this Library are finished with pecky cypress. The floor is a rare material called Spalted Cypress, which gives the wood the unique color variation.
HANDMADE RECLAIMED CLAY BRICK
Custom doors built out of reclaimed Pecky Cypress; River Recovered Cypress wide plan siding.
Welcome to Reclaimed Building Materials, Inc. where old goods are given new life, old objects become new opportunities, and old memories give way to new ones. At Reclaimed Building Materials, we strive to use, efficiently and creatively, already-existing materials as a way to not only limit the amount of resources being used, but also to create environments with special meaning. We use reclaimed and recycled materials, such as reclaimed heart pine, river reclaimed cypress, bead board, wormy chestnut, oak, teak, maple, beams, brick amongst many others to create a new home, remodeling and existing home, creating a new commercial building, or add character to a commercial up-fit that has a story. From ceiling treatments to flooring, from counter tops to doors, from windows to walls, we pride ourselves on our efficient and environmentally-friendly approach to sustainability.
Why We Are Different
Suppose you have an old property, and are looking to create something new. Rather than scrap everything that's already in use, we'll take it, complete with all of the memories, and give it new life, based on a new design that we'll develop. We'll use as much or as little of the old materials as necessary, allowing the surplus materials to be used creatively. What may have once been hardwood floors may be transformed into walls with matching picture frames. Whatever your imagination can conjure, we'll make it happen for you with greater ease and affordability.
Many times, reclaimed materials are the preferred product that could add character to any project. Often, these materials are perceived to be priced out of reach. Through our network of suppliers, we are able to bring reclaimed building products to builders, architects and the general public affordably and efficiently.