This reclaimed wood table is built from tongue and groove flooring that was reclaimed from a school house that was built in the 1890's. The school was founded by the grandfather of the gentleman that we received the wood from. In the mid 1900's the school house was torn down and the wood was repurposed to build a homestead house and a chicken house. The flooring from the school was used as the purling in the top of the chicken house allowing it to be preserved.
Heart pine tongue and groove flooring is very hard to find, especially in this condition, because the floors of these old structures received a lot of moisture which caused the flooring to rot over time. All of this wood was going to be burned by the owner of the chicken house, but we were able to reclaim it and now we are repurposing the wood and using it to build tables like the one below. Please let us know if you would be interested in owning part of the history of this incredible old wood.