Lost Lumber

Whether you are looking to include a focal point mantel, hardwood flooring or beams, reclaimed wood pieces are known to be sturdy, highly valuable and have an amazing Story of Origin. Scroll down to read more about how we define "lost lumber.”

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"Lost Lumber” has a different definition depending on who you ask. For some, it’s a species no longer found in the forest. For others, it’s the way that wood is milled or sized. Woodworking styles, profiles and craftsmanship employed in decades or centuries past.

ReCapturit would like to explore the different types of "Lost Lumber” with you, and showcase how reclaimed lumber products and raw recaptured materials are being used by the designers, builders, and homeowners. Today, and into the future.


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"The ubiquitous lumber product known as the 2x4 does not, in fact, measure two inches thick by four inches wide. The naming of this building material is the result of compromise between forestry technology, species’ properties, forest composition, transportation efficiency, construction speed, and price competition. To accurately reflect its dimensions, the 2x4 should be renamed the 1½ x 3½.”

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The below list of wood species are considered hard to find and difficult to get naturally because of heavily protected areas or endangered status: 

    • American Chestnut "The American chestnut tree survived all adversaries for 40 million years, then disappeared within 40.”
    • North American Elm - Dutch Elm Disease has ravaged these stocks.
    • Some species of Teak.
    • Cuban mahogany - Historically, mahogany is arguably the most celebrated and revered cabinet and furniture wood in the world. Cuban Mahogany has been used extensively in cabinetry and furniture.
    • Lebanese Cedar - Cedar wood is prized for its fine grain, attractive yellow color, and unique fragrance.
    • Honduran rosewood. (Shame, it was a very beautiful wood. )


    Become part of the reclaimed community and feature these gorgeous pieces of wood, keeping them out of the dumpster, making you money and giving these trees a second life!

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