Fans of vintage furniture can surely relate to loving vintage lumber and building supplies, too. With the gorgeous aged textures, one-of-a-kind patterns and interesting history, reclaimed building supplies are a great way to add interest and eco-friendly materials to your home project. And, if you're worried vintage lumber might look too rustic, we've found a great local Austin resource that's proving reclaimed wood can be modern and elegant…
Vintage Material Supply Company, located in East Austin, reclaims and then sells vintage timber and lumber. Consisting mostly of old-growth longleaf pine, sinker pine, sinker cypress, and native Texas timbers, their products are gorgeous, one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly! Their mission: "to salvage all grades of wood for adaptive reuse as new products for residential and commercial building applications. We strive to use 100 percent of all sound reclaimed material."
Along with selling gorgeous reclaimed lumber and timber, Vintage Material Supply Company also offers complete milling services like resawing, flooring, and custom architectural and historical millwork. They offer consulting services in vintage wood reclamation, and can help you track down hard to find historical or reclaimed items. You can see some of their handiwork in the popular Austin restaurant spot, Lamberts (which somehow exudes an equal amount of grace, elegance and rustic Texas charm).
Tell us about your experiences with vintage building supplies! What are your favorite projects using reclaimed lumber? What do you think of Lambert's gorgeous interiors? Let us know!
[Photo credit: Photos of Lambert's taken from the Vintage Material Supply Company website. ]