When you're planning to use salvaged wood on a project, you usually have to settle for what's in the supplier's warehouse. But Jeff Stafford is so focused on pleasing customers that he'll send his crews out to scour the Midwest and try to bring back exactly the material you want. "We like to be there from the beginning, to know what you're trying to accomplish," he says.
Once they've found the perfect old planks, beams, or barn siding, they'll mill it into flooring or wall paneling—or leave it just the way they found it—and ship it to you anywhere in the country.
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