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July 29, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use reclaimed wood?
Our Mama taught us it’s better to re-use something than to throw it away.  But seriously, reclaimed wood has a color, texture, and “character” that many people find appealing.  Each board has its own story.  And in many cases, the quality of reclaimed wood is higher than much “new” wood.

Where does your wood come from?

For many years, we dismantled old buildings to get our reclaimed wood.  Now we partner with companies that specialize in demolition and salvage of barns, factories, and warehouses across the country.

How long have you been doing this?

We started in 2000.  Georgia Reclaimed is the consolidation of two sister companies, Alcovy Mountain Lumber Co. and Holder Bros. Timber Frames.   We re-branded as Georgia Reclaimed in 2016.  Our family has been in the reclaimed wood business and timber frame business for over 15 years.  Read more here.

Are there bugs in your wood?

We sterilize our wood in our kiln by heating it to 140 degrees to kill insects, which is beyond USDA export standards.

Will you sell small orders?

Yes!  We sell wood by the tractor trailer load, and by the arm load.

Do I need an appointment to come buy wood?

Not at all – just stop by our showroom anytime Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 or Saturday 10:00 – 4:00.

If I come see you, can I get wood today?

Absolutely!  We have a large reclaimed wood store in downtown Monroe, Georgia in the old Walton Mill.  We keep the shelves stocked with reclaimed wood that is ready for your project.

Do you buy old houses/barns/other buildings?

We do not.

Do you buy wood from people you don’t know?

We do not.

Can you make me a table (or countertop or barn door or…)?

Our focus is sourcing and preparing the best reclaimed wood we can find and then helping you choose the right material for your project.  We have a lot of customers who are skilled craftspeople and we would be glad to put you in touch with one of them.

Will you saw/plane/dry my wood?

I’m afraid we can’t do that as we are busy making our products full time.

Do you deliver?

We don’t deliver with company trucks, but we do ship wood all over the country each week using a variety of carriers – local independent carriers, LTL Common Carriers and Truckload Carriers.  Just let us know what you are interested in and where it needs to go and we’ll be glad to give you information about our shipping options and a quote.  One thing to bear in mind is that no matter the carrier, you will be responsible for getting the wood off the truck and where it needs to be.