Here's What's New!
August 28, 2012
Fink Barn - 1850 Circa Bank Barn For Sale
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
can relax knowing our home is protected for another 10 years "says Ken
Moving Beams - Working on Existing Orders
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.
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
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
replica will be built to resemble the one pictured in this story.
News from April 9, 2006
PA German - 1850 Bank Barn
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
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
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.
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
Large Diameter White Pine Trees Salvaged
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 largethick planks and stored to
dry for future use.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
have been busy over the years obtaining unique material increasing our
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!
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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