As the sleuth who unearths many of the products featured in TOH's
Step-by-Step column, editorial assistant Jennifer Stimpson knows where to find high-quality materials for cheap. One of her favorite sources for one-of-a-kind wood flooring is the Bargain Basement at Pioneer Millworks
. It's where you can find a variety of reclaimed planks—mostly leftovers from big jobs—milled from old barn timbers and industrial buildings for as much half off. Starting at about $5 per square foot.