Vintage Wood Workz

Vintage Woodworkz handcrafts custom furniture and architectural pieces from reclaimed wood that is salvaged from American Midwestern barns that are no longer in use. The Midwest region’s rich agricultural history is preserved, while providing an upcycled, earth friendly alternative to common woodworking practices. Rustic barnwood and antique lumber proudly display the vintage patina and unforgettable agricultural history of more than a century. The unique characteristics of mortises, tenons, hand hewn ax marks, nail holes and cracks give the wood a beauty in its own right, and tell the story of the land the trees were harvested from, the craftsmen that built the barn and the purpose the barn served to the individual farmer. Working with reclaimed barnwood combines creativity with agricultural history, as no two pieces are alike and every piece has an individual story to tell.

Vintage Woodworkz was established in 2014 by William F. Lee, a thirty year veteran of the residential building industry whose talents have earned him the title Master Craftsman Woodworker. William has merged his experience, passion and talents to create unique pieces that reflect each customer’s individual style and design vision. Great pride is taken in all of our handcrafted, reclaimed wood products and we work closely with owners, architects, and builders to custom tailor each order to its specific application.

For more information and to order your custom handcrafted barnwood product, please contact:

William F. Lee

586.747.2604

VintageWoodworkz@aol.com

 www.vintagewoodworkz.com

 

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Kitchen island counter made from late 1800’s reclaimed  elm barnwood.  The planks used for this countertop have very unique grain and distressing. Maintained character of original circle sawn marks, distressing, insect marring and nail holes. (Dimensions: 27" wide by 57" long by 2.5" thick)

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Kitchen eating counter  made from late 1800’s reclaimed  elm  barnwood.  The planks used for this countertop have very unique grain and distressing. Maintained character of original circle sawn marks, distressing, insect marring and nail holes. (Dimensions: 18" wide by 62" long by 2.5" thick)

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Make-up counter made from reclaimed elm barnwood.  The surface has been planed to leave little distressing. The counter is cantilevered from the wall using angular supports. A 12” x 18” zinc plate with a rustic patina was added on the right side for placement of a hot curling iron. A Power chord access hole was added at the back of the counter. (Dimensions: 32”wide x 18”deep x 2.75”thick)

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Kitchen island counter top with curved eating edge made from late 1800’s reclaimed curly maple. .  Maintained character of original mill marks, distressing, insect marring and nail holes. (Dimensions: 42" wide by 80" long by 2" thick).

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Kitchen island counter top made from late 1800’s reclaimed white oak planks ranging from 5” to 8” wide .  Maintained character of original circle sawn marks,  distressing, insect marring and nail holes. (Dimensions: 42" wide by 102" long by 2" thick).

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Bread board design conference room table made from 1890’s white oak mounted to 1” by 3” tubular raw steel legs. The table top was skim planed to maintain the character of the original mill marks, insect marring and black iron stains while making the table smooth enough to be functional. The edges of the long sides of the table top feature beautiful quarter sawn ribbon grain. The bread board ends of the table top feature circle sawn marks on the edges and the top surface. (Dimensions: 42” wide by 96” long by 30” tall with 2” thick table top).

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Bread board design made from late 1800’s white oak mounted to 1” by 3” tubular raw steel legs. Maintained character of original mill marks, saw marks, distressing & black iron stains. Both breadboard ends have a live edge. The edges of the long sides of the table top feature beautiful quarter sawn ribbon grain.  (Dimensions: 42" wide by 96" long by 2" thick).

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Dining table with matching benches made from reclaimed white oak. The tops are hammer formed zinc with custom patina. Dimensions: Table is 93" long x 36" wide x 30" tall. Benches are 84" long x 15" wide x 18" tall.

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Banquette table made from 1880’s reclaimed curly maple mounted to an ornate cast iron base. The bread board design table top surface was skim planed to leave original mill marks and insect marring. The table top edges were left untouched with original circle sawn and mill marks. The curly maple grain is both elegant and unique. The table top is finished in a light espresso color. (Dimensions: 30” wide by 42” long by 32” tall with 1 ¾” thick table top)

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Dining table made from late 1800’s reclaimed pin-oak barnwood mounted to 1” by 3” tubular raw steel legs. Maintained character of original saw marks and distressing .  (Dimensions: 42" wide by 80" long by 1.75" thick)

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Console table made from 1880’s curly maple planks with the original saw mill marks on the edges of the table top. The table top has a natural finish and is mounted to powder coated black 3”x3” angle iron legs that are tapered from top to bottom. (Dimensions: 36” wide by 15” deep by 32” tall with 2” thick table top).

 

 

 

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Console table made from 1880’s curly maple with original live edges on the front of the upper and lower shelves. The table is done in a medium espresso color using a unique finishing process that allows the tiger grain to pop on the top surfaces. (Dimensions: 30” wide by 8” deep by 32” tall).

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Three tiered console table with shelves made from reclaimed white and red oak and frame made from 1/2" diameter rod and 1" flat bar steel with natural finish. Dimensions: 80" wide x 17" deep x 30" tall.

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Round end table with tapered legs made from reclaimed white oak. The top is zinc with custom patina. Dimensions: 24" diameter x 28" tall.

 


 

 

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Dining Room feature wall made from 1.75" wide x 1" thick x 13' long reclaimed rustic pine barnwood strips with 1/2" gap between each board. The wall behind the boards is painted black to create depth between the boards.

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Oak barn beam mantel with beautiful brown patina, mortises cut in the top, large knot and cracks on the front face and live edge on the front lower edge. (Dimensions: 8” wide by 8” deep by 62” long).

 
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Bar shelf made from rustic pine brown board with live edge along entire length of board. Board has beautiful brownish red patina with wear marks/grooves cut in the top of it and knots in several places. Three corbels support the shelf and are made with live edge board. (Dimensions: 1”thick by 9” deep by 9’ long).

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Bench made from 1880’s reclaimed elm barn wood with beveled Gothic arch on each end, arched front apron, cast iron clavos on the sides and top. Bench top is a bread board design with original nail holes and insect marring that provide an authentic reclaimed character. (Dimensions: 5’ wide by 15” deep by 16” tall with 1 ¾” thick bench top).


 

 

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Console table made from 1880’s reclaimed elm barn wood with legs that are tapered in both a front and side view. Table top is a bread board design that was skim planed to leave the original character of the reclaimed wood. The table top edges were left untouched with original saw mill marks. The front apron is arched with cast iron clavos mounted on the front and side aprons. The table is finished in a medium espresso color. (Dimensions: 6’ wide by 15” deep by 32” tall with 1 7/8 ” thick table top).

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Shelves made from reclaimed 1880’s elm barn wood with vintage cast iron wall brackets finished in a medium espresso color. Original circle sawn marks and live edges remain on the front of the shelves. (Dimensions: 2” thick by 8-10” deep by 15-30” long).

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Mantel with corbels made from an 1880’s reclaimed sycamore barn bean. The mantel has a natural finish with original nail holes, circle sawn marks and distressing. (Dimensions: 7’ wide by 6” deep by 3 1/2” thick)

 

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Unique coat rack made from reclaimed white oak circle sawn 7" x 7" barn beam with mortices, circle sawn 2" X 7" plank with live edge, angle iron and cast iron coat hooks. (Dimensions: 44” wide by 14” tall by 7” deep)

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Ceiling beams made from 3" x 5" reclaimed rustic pine barn beams. Corbels are made from the same beam material and measure 4" tall x 3" wide x 6" long.

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Shelves made from 1880’s circle sawn sycamore beam mounted to vintage cast iron wall brackets. (Dimensions: Shelf on left is 3’ wide by 6” deep by 3 ½” thick. Shelf on right is 2’ wide by 6” deep by 3 ½” thick).


 

 

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(Left)Saloon doors made from late 1800's reclaimed rustic pine barnwood. Natural finish. (Dimensions: Each door is 17.5" wide by 36" tall by 2" thick)

 

 

(Right) Dual sliding barn door made from late 1800's reclaimed rustic pine barnwood.  Natural finish. (Dimensions: 70" wide by 82" tall by 2" thick)

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Sliding barn door with horizontal planks made from reclaimed birch barnwood.  Maintained circle sawn marks, insect marring and distressing.  2.5” wide steel straps on back side of door. Natural finish. (Dimensions: 35" wide by 96" tall by 2" thick).

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Round top door made from red oak with full v-groove front panel and split v-groove panels on the rear. This custom size door was designed and fabricated to access a storage area under a winding staircase. The door is equipped with cast iron hinge straps, clavos and handle set. (Dimensions: 24” wide by 58” tall by 1 ¾” thick).

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Bar top made from reclaimed rustic pine barn floor boards. Surface and edges have significant distressing with some live edges. The finish is natural with no stain or clear coat. End supports and plinths made from  reclaimed 6” x 6” hand hewn pine barn beams. (Dimensions: 20”wide x 13.5’long x 2.25”thick)

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Two tiered sofa table made from reclaimed  pin oak barnwood. The ends of table have curved steel manifolds. (Dimensions: 16”wide x 52” long x 30.5” high)

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Reclaimed hand hewn rustic pine barn beams mounted to kitchen ceiling. The four rafter beams are 8.5” wide x 3.75” tall. The main cross beam is 7” tall x 8” wide.

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Bunk beds made from reclaimed rustic pine barnwood. Posts are made from 3” x 4” beam material. Recessed end panels are made using reclaimed grey-board that has been skip planed and joined together. Safety rails and end panel frames are made from 1” thick rustic pine. Mattress supports are made from new pine boards. All pieces are assembled using mortise and tenon joinery. All surfaces have been sanded smooth and left with a natural finish. (Dimensions:  49”w x 86”l x 72”tall)

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Round end table made from reclaimed red oak barnwood. Maintained original saw marks and nail holes. Shown in a natural finish. Base is made from .375” x 2” raw plate steel. (Dimensions of table: 1.75” thick top x 31” diameter x 34” tall).

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Dresser made from reclaimed rustic pine barnwood. Recessed drawer panels are made using reclaimed grey-board that has been skip planed and joined together. The dresser top was made from 1.25” thick rustic pine boards that have been joined and sanded smooth. Has a natural finish. (Dimensions: 26”w x 21”d x 42”h)

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Computer cabinet made from 1.25” thick reclaimed white and red oak barnwood with a live edge on the top. Cabinet has a single large drawer on the bottom that is 39”wide x 20”deep x 12” tall. The desk is finished in a grey stain with satin clear coat. (Dimensions: 42” wide x 22” deep x 36” tall)

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Desk made from 1.25” thick reclaimed white and red oak barnwood. The frame is made from 1” square raw tube steel.  The center drawer has a flip-down drawer face with a roll-out computer keyboard tray. The desk is finished in a grey stain with satin clear coat. The right and left drawers are 10”wide x 5”tall x 20”deep. (Dimensions: 52”w x 25”d x 30”tall)

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Faux mantel made from reclaimed rustic pine barnwood.  The mantel top is made from a 6” x 7” hand hewn beam. The plinths are made from a piece of 6” x 7” hand hewn beam that has been split in half. The base and apron are made from 1” x 12” reclaimed rustic pine.  (Dimensions of mantel: 56” wide x 60” tall x 7” deep).

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Credenza made from rustic pine reclaimed barnwood.  The barnwood was cut into strips, stained different colors and assembled in a unique angular pattern. This piece has four doors that open 110 degrees each and has fixed shelves inside. The original distressing, saw marks and nail holes were maintained throughout this piece.  (Dimensions: 36” tall x 72” wide x 19” deep).

Reclaimed elm barnwood bar tops with live edges. Maintained original circle sawn marks on all planks. Finished in a walnut stain and satin clear coat. Dimensions: 16"W x 13.5'L x 2" Thick / 22"W x 14'L x 2" Thick / 27"L × 27"W x 2" thick / 7" W x 6'L x 2" Thick.