Honoring a Historic Home with a Reclaimed Table Made From It's Own Beams
Every piece of wood has a story to tell. The A.H. Keely House was built in 1875 in Schwenksville, PA. A.H. Keely also owned the lumber yard across the street, and all of the beams found inside the house are original to the home. Reclaimed wood like this doesn't come around very often, and the new homeowner wanted to find a special way to use the materials that were found in the home.
When the current owner was doing renovations on this historic home, she kept a lot of the wood beams and materials. She wanted to find a way to incorporate these elements back into the home in a way that would honor the history of this house.
After talking with our lead designer Shaun to see what was possible, we came out to take a look at the wood materials and found them to be of great quality. We were able to salvage several of the original wood beams from the home that eventually became the slab for a new rustic dining table. Using this reclaimed wood allowed us to return some of the original material to this historic home.
In this photo, you're able to see the customized table, bench, and Akron side chair made out of wood from the home.
Keeping these materials at the source and repurposing them into something new for our customer to enjoy is exactly what we love to do at Rustic Red Door. These wood beams have already stood the test of time, and now they will be the centerpiece for this home for years to come. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor the history of this home.
Watch the video below to hear more of this unique story from our customer. To learn more about our custom design process and how we can help you create something unique for your home, contact us to talk with one of our designers.