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GENERAL FAQ'S

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does your wood come from?


Our reclaimed wood is carefully selected from centuries old barns across Pennsylvania and other northeast states. At Antique Building Solutions, we disassemble each barn meticulously by hand to ensure that only the best beams and lumber are placed into contemporary homes, builds, and construction projects.




Do you buy barns?


Buying barns is central to our business. Visit " We Buy Barns" for more information.




What is the cost of the wood?


Antique Building Solutions will work with any budget. Our prices vary depending on the type of wood selected, the scale of the project, and whether additional services like finishing or sealing are desired.




Do you build furniture?


We do not build furniture, but we have a list of trusted partners who may help with the building and installation of cabinetry and other construction projects.




Do you deliver, and, if so, what's it cost?


We offer an extensive delivery service across Pennsylvania and nearby locations in the northeast. The cost is $3 one way per mile.




Do you ship, and, if so, what's it cost?


We are able to ship materials across the United States. Shipping costs vary depending on desired arrival time as well as the weight and size of the materials to be shipped.




What types of beams do you have?


Our selection of barn beams includes pine, oak, and other species frequently available in our large inventory. These beams are perfect for ceiling and wall accents as well as for fireplace mantels.

Our hand-hewn beams are the most popular, but we also offer circular saw finished beams. For construction projects in which structural issues are a concern, we offer box beams from 1" hand-crafted skins.




What is reclaimed wood? What is barn wood?


Reclaimed wood is any wood material that has been salvaged from a previously existing structure and re-purposed for use in another form or venue. For example, large heavy barn beams may be cut into log skins for exterior paneling or formed as fireplace mantels. Reclaimed wood derives from many sources, such as old factories or retired ships. Our wood comes specifically from old storehouses or family barns. This wood tells the story of the land and its people unlike any other.




Do you install flooring?


Antique Building Solutions works with trusted partners to install flooring into homes, builds, and other construction projects.




Can you supply enough wood for an entire home?


We have one of the largest inventories of reclaimed wood in central Pennsylvania. At any given time, Antique Building Solutions has over 10,000 board feet of lumber available for sale. Our inventory is a mix of dimensional lumber, original face lumber, and milled materials for paneling and flooring. Because reclaimed lumber will only be used in select areas of a home, we are almost always able to supply enough wood for any given home's construction needs.




I am interested in kitchen cabinets. Do you design cabinetry?


We work with trusted partners in the local community to help design and install kitchen cabinetry. Our part of the design comes in when we work with you to select the type of wood, coloration, and texture that would best fit your project.




Should I worry about termites in this wood?


There's no need to worry about termites, rot, or other problems of the sort in our reclaimed wood. First of all, we select only the best materials to sell. And one of the best features of old growth wood is that because its grain patterns are fine and close together, the wood itself is very dense, durable, and not prone to decay. To put it simply, this wood is stronger because it's older. Second, we provide kiln-drying on all of our wood products. The process of kiln-drying heats wood to a certain temperature to kill all insects and larvae and remove all moisture from the wood. This service ensures the longevity of the material and prevents the wood from warping in its future home.




Do you have samples? If so, how can I get them?


We provide free samples of flooring and paneling so that you can evaluate which materials, colors, and textures are right for your design project. To request a sample, check the "sample" box when you place a request for a free estimate. We are happy to discuss shipping samples to your door, or you may drop by the showroom to pick up samples in person if you are a local customer.




Can I make an appointment at the local showroom?


Absolutely! Use our online contact form or call us 814.482.0800. We would love to talk with you in person any Monday thru Friday during business hours.





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