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Site Updated: August 28, 2012

Fink Barn - 1850 Circa Bank Barn For Sale

Recently we dismantled a vintage mid 19th century bank barn located in Northern Berks County.  The barn frame has been carefully marked, disassembled, cleaned, and prepared for re-assembly.  Special care has been given to store this material in an environmentally controlled environment waiting for the perfect buyer.

The barn is located at the base of the Blue Mountain Appalachian Hiking Trail in Northern Berks County.  For those familiar with the area, it is only minutes away from the well known Cabela's store located in Hamburg, PA.

The PA German forebay barn was built around the year 1840.  The dimensions of this very large barn are 36' x 80' and features five bays.  The complete frame is constructed of oak hand hewn beams.  The frame is in exceptionally good condition and features bracing and joinery work that reflects the outstanding craftsmanship of past.

The complete structure is marked and labeled for reassembly.  Architectural drawings have been created for the existing structure and can be purchased as a complement to the barn package.

Vintage Log House - Northern Lehigh County

This two story 20’ x 24’ log house was built in the early 19th century by a prominent local family named Hess.  The Hess family, a local Lehigh County Gun Maker, can be traced back in history.  This log house was built around the year 1820 and used logs and materials from an even earlier log home.  The logs are white oak and in excellent condition.  The building would make an great addition or stand-alone cabin that will last another 100+ years.

 All parts of this house are in excellent condition.  The interior has 10" x 10" center beams.  The floor joists are cradled over the center beams and are 20' feet long hand hewn white oak material.  The flooring is authentic hand planned beaded white pine planks.

The Hess log house has been revealed and is still standing in the original location.  There are extensive photographs for review .  The log house is currently in the process of being marked for reassembly.  Make an appointment to see this rare example of early PA history.


PA German Bank Barn - 1820 Circa Forebay

This Pennsylvania German bank barn is estimated to be erected around the year 1820.  The overall size of the structure is 24’ x 90’ which is made up of an original structure that measured 24’ x 30’.

The barn features a two-bay structure with the typical forebay layout associated with the PA bank barn.  The complete frame is made of hand hewn oak.  A unique characteristic of the original portion is the gun stock posts used in support of the structure.

The barn is located in the Northern Lehigh County region.  The structure is still standing and can be viewed by appointment.  The barn is scheduled to be dismantled in August of this year.



News from May 9, 2006

Spring Cleanup -  Touching Up Wood Natural

"It’s hard to believe that 10 years have past since our model home was built for Wood Natural Restorations.”  It was time this spring to apply some new protection to the home of Ken Muth, President Wood Natural Restorations.  Review some pictures taken while this job took place.  The house highlights a traditional barn red color.


Now we can relax knowing our home is protected for another 10 years "says Ken Muth."





Moving Beams - Working on Existing Orders

Employees at Wood Natural Restorations have been busy fulfilling existing orders this month.  There has been a large amount of work centered around beam supply along with stone.




Review these pictures of employees working in the beam yard.  They are selecting the finest hand hewn timber for preparation to be either picked up or shipped.



Building a Replica Corner Posted Log House

This summer we will be busy building a replica corner posted log house.  Three years ago we dismantled and sold the original log house pictured next to this article.   We have had many requests for similar log structures.  Now we will be producing a new structure with period materials salvaged from various barns dismantled in the Northeastern, PA area.



This replica will be built to resemble the one pictured in this story.




News from April 9, 2006


PA German - 1850 Bank Barn

Recently we dismantled a mid 19th century barn located in Leesport, PA that has excellent hand hewn beams that will be added to our already large inventory of beams.  Rafters, flooring, and beams will be available for purchase immediately.  All the beams are hand hewn and in excellent condition.

There is a combination of oak rafters, flooring, and beams that were salvaged from this vintage mid19th century barn in Northeastern, PA.  All materials have been added to our inventory for sale.



Vintage Doors - A Variety of Vintage Doors

These doors were pulled out of our extensive inventory of 18th and 19th century salvaged doors.  They all were salvaged from various houses located in Northeast, PA.


The doors are all in original condition all still containing original hardware.  Much of the original hardware is hand forged with great detail.  They could be used as show pieces or re-finished for functional use.



Large Diameter White Pine Trees Salvaged

Recently we came across some very large diameter white pine trees salvaged from a clearing operation in Northeastern, PA.  These trees were brought to our central location and sawed into very large—thick planks and stored to dry for future use.



View pictures of the sawing operation taking place using our sawmill.  The pictures show the sawing process along with the stripping of bark.  They were stacked with slats in-between for drying and future use as custom tables.

Many of the planks are more than 24” wide which will make for a very unique free-form table. 

News from March 9, 2006

PA German - 1850 Circa Wagon Shed

Recently we dismantled a 1 1/2 story 16’ x 18’ wagon shed   that is available for sale.  Some of the features of this wagon shed are the thru tenion, half dovetailed ends on the wall ties.  They were held in place with wedges.  The wind braces also helped make the timber frame construction of this wagon shed very strong.


There is a combination of chestnut, oak, and poplar used in the timbers.  The posts are 8" x 8".  Wind braces are 7" x 7" and all nicely hewn.  This recently dismantled wagon shed would make an ideal conversion as an addition to an existing structure or restored as is in it's original stature.


PA German - 1840 Forebay Bank Barn

Another recently dismantled barn sized 35’ x 80’ is available for purchase.  This fantastic barn is built in two periods.  The original barn sized at 35’ x 30’ and the second at 35’ x 50’ for a total length of 80’.



The frame is in excellent condition and the timbers are all hand hewn from oak and chestnut.  This large barn would make an ideal conversion to house or barn.



Period White-Pine Flooring Installation

Recently we were contracted to install flooring for a newly renovated kitchen area in the Lehigh Valley.  The flooring that was prepared for this job was recovered from a 19th century stone farm house.  The flooring was random width ranging from 6” to 16” wide.  The total amount of material used totaled 1,600 sq. ft.



The material was re-milled to a thickness of 13/16” and the edges were shiplapped.  The ends of the flooring were beveled.  Size 8d nails were used to install the finished floor.

After it was installed it was buffed with 80 grit screen.  The final buffing used a 120 grit screen then a coat of Satin Waterlox was used for the finish.

News from February 9, 2006

Check out our new project gallery

Check out our new Project Gallery that highlights a number of projects throughout the years.  Get a perspective of what is involved with dismantling an antique barn.  Many of the pictures start with images of the initial barn and step through the complete process of dismantling.


Also review a recently finished flooring project.  The project demonstrates our ability to supply, install, and finish unique re-sawn chestnut material.  This flooring material comes from original hand-hewn beams that were re-sawn, prepared for installation, and installed by our skilled staff.  All material is re-sawn and prepared at our extensive shop in Orefield, PA.

We have been busy increasing inventory

We have been busy over the years obtaining unique material increasing our extensive inventory.  Review the newly added photo gallery to get an idea of the various items moving through our extensive 10,000 plus sq. ft inventory.  This photo gallery highlights only one of the many locations we have for storage and safe keep of the antique material.  Contact us for a custom tour which can be scheduled as time permits.


Fields of Stone!

Fields of Stone are what you can find at Wood Natural.  Review this newly added photo gallery to get an idea of the types of stone we can provide.  There is usually at least 2000 tons of stone to select from that varies in look and color.  Whether it be for a new project or repair of exiting work we can provide you with this unique recycled stone material.  Contact us for with your requirement.

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