Whenever we reclaim an old structure, we like to think that we are saving it for a “higher calling”. It just so happens the process is working in reverse for once. Built in 1896, the Husband United Methodist Church of Husband PA has seen a lot of God’s grace, so why shouldn’t the very lumber that held it together get a shot at the afterlife…
The frame of this building was made from circle sawn White Oak joists and studs, which are highly sought after for our reclaimed flooring, particularly our distressed grade of Antique Oak flooring. In addition, there was a large amount of weathered Yellow Pine sheathing boards that work well for our Tobacco wood flooring.
A local antique dealer was able to salvage several of the stained glass windows, multi-paneled oak doors, old trim, and I think one lucky neighbor got to keep the bell. As the guys were working on dismantling the building by hand, several folks stopped in to share a story about a wedding, funeral, or meaningful moment their family had experienced in the church. It was a shame it had to come down, but since someone had to do it, we were glad the lumber had a chance to be “born again” at Cochran’s Lumber.
Cochran’s Lumber is proud to be the leading provider of spectacular floors for homes, offices, and retail spaces across America! Visit our showroom to make the selection of flooring and finishes it’s both exciting and simple. We feature a variety of new and reclaimed flooring products and many new and unique finishes.
We are proud to offer an inviting space where customers can come and get a clear vision of the many types of hardwood flooring options that we offer, and feel comfortable at the same time.
Visit our showroom today in historic Berryville, VA (only 50 miles west of Washington D.C) or give us a call at 1(877) 297-8331.