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 for several hours 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?

Only on Mondays.  We are open Tuesday-Friday 9:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-4:00.  We are closed Sundays.

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 buy old wood, but not standing buildings.  If you’d like to sell us your wood, please read this.

Can you make a (fill in the blank)?

Yes!  We have a full woodshop and skilled craftsmen who can make anything from barn doors and wood countertops to architectural components and furniture.

Do you take custom orders?

Yes we do.  Call us to discuss your project.  Better yet—visit our store and talk to us about it here!

Will you saw or plane my wood?

Unfortunately no.  We keep our saws and planers running full time on our own wood.