1. Recycling Barn Wood

Finding quality antique wood is the most important step in our process. Our team travels all across the United States to find antique barn wood to bring back to our mill in New Jersey.

2. Denailing

Once the wood is back at our mill, our team of dedicated specialists comb through thousands of feet of wood and remove every nail by hand to ensure your wood product gets the proper Real Antique Wood treatment. Because there is no machine to do this process, it is all done by hand – the wood is meticulously inspected and manually metal detected – and is the most labor intensive part of the RAW process.

3. Stack & Sticker

Once the nails and metals are removed, we re-stack and inventory our wood so we always know what's in stock at all times. The initial stacking process is actually part of our transport method, and when the materials arrive, that is how it's organized and stored on-site. We also sticker the wood – separating each plank of wood with smaller blocks of wood to alleviate moisture and create air for the materials to breathe – and then prep it for the kiln.

4. Kiln Drying

Our wood is kiln dried to kill off any insects that may be living inside as well as to lower the moisture content of the wood. Kiln drying the wood is key to ensuring longevity.

5. Milling

We have numerous machines in-house to create many possible end-uses for our reclaimed wood.

6. Moulding

One of the final steps in the RAW process is to mould the wood which gets it primed and ready for installation.