Plasma cutting steel staircase Tung oil applied on trim woodwwork Floors milled from site grown trees Septic field restoration Reflecting afternoon sun Birth of a barn on Bragg Hill Radiant floors Solar panel installation Capping off the chimney Proud shape emerges on the hilltop Pumping concrete into the three gables Forming 12x12 Gables Delivering concrete from the sky Parallam beam positioning Flying flitch beam ICF window framing Precision concrete placement Lower level ICF fabrication Newly excavated driveway Finishing garage deck concrete Pouring concrete footers Rebar safety caps Surveying the construction site Checking out the excavation equipment Rapid soil stabilization Testing the soils for drainage Taking Solar Pathfinder measurements Milling downed trees onsite View to the Southeast over the Benzel Family Trust Future meadow to be cultivated Taking a stroll on Bragg Hill Road

Reclaimed Redux

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Handmade furniture from reclaimed wood has taken a new twist at 60 bragg Hill.  Our specification called for four simple wood vanity bases for the various bathrooms in our home.  Rather than buying new, we turned to Wolfe and Hale, a local thrid generation custom millwork and cabinetry shop.  Bob and Tom Hale worked closely with our architect, Matthew Moger to find the right wood for the vanities that faithfully represent the old barn look we saught.  What they found was truly authentic.

Bob and Tom Hale researched and obtained very old oak beams with a storied local history 300 years in the making. For the first 200 years the beams had originally been used in a local Pannsylvania barn not far from Bragg Hill. A century ago, this barn was raized and the wood repurposed into timberframes for a local Wynnewood, PA home.  Recently, that home was dissambeled for new construction liberating the old oak beams once again.  Sustainability at it finest.

See more photos of the Wolfe & Hale shop hand making new vanity bases with old wood.

300 year-old oak timberframe stock before it was milled for our cabinetry.