Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Picking Out a Front Door...

Ival has a friend who owns Reclaimed Lumber Products.  He takes lumber from old barns and buildings and makes the most beautiful flooring, cabinets, doors and furniture.  We had originally thought of using his flooring throughout the house, but once we REALLY thought about the practicality of it, we decided otherwise.  The soil on Jacob Springs is very sandy and loose and with 7 grandkids, 2 dogs, and all the traffic we'll have in and out, it just wasn't practical. 

So, we're going out tonight to pick out the wood and style for our front door.  Titus suggested we use 2 doors for our front but for energy efficiency (our builder is LEED certified) we've decided to go with 1 BIG door instead.  I can't wait to see what he has!




We have 2 dining room tables that have been in our families for many years, but if I can talk Elmer into it, I'm going to order one of these.  I REALLY want a beautiful 10 ft. farm table and love the wood on this one...


One thing I appreciate about Titus' work is that he gives you the history of the wood he uses in your product - where it came from, the age, what the building was used for.  I love beautiful old wood.

7 comments:

JACKI said...

I really LOVE the style of the 3rd door you posted!

Jodi said...

I love that style too, but think I like the wood on the second one better. Who knows, he may have something else I like when we get there.

JACKI said...

I agree... I like the style of the 3rd but the wood on the 2nd. :o)

kate said...

So cool! And you definitely need a barn table! With benches.

Dee said...

with a light colored stucco house, I think the first door would be dramatic looking. It would be a beautiful contrast.
and yessss, that table would look awesome in your house.

jaci said...

I like that first door. Or the third one. Whatever you pick out, I know it will be awesome!

Anonyvox said...

Let me know if you have a dining table you want to get rid of. We're looking to get a longer one, as ours is square right now and a pain in the ass.