Old Growth Lumber
In America, we began seriously depleting these virgin forests during the industrial revolution, and by the 1940s, most of them were gone. Lumber prices began to spike as Americans looked for substitutions for our lumber “needs”. Enter second-growth and new-growth wood.
The only way we get our hands on these incredible materials today is by harvesting timbers from pre-1920 structures. It’s incredible that we have access to such great materials you cannot purchase from a lumberyard.