This is the historical Adams Hall at Savannah State University,which is one of the older buildings still at the school. We were assigned the honor of preserving the historical value and image of this outstanding structure! The rooms in Adams Hall are 40 X 100 and the vaulted ceilings are 25 feet. We restored the plaster,painted,reconstructed all [...]
Jerry at work refurbishing Savannah State University’s historic windows. Here are two views of the windows from the architectural drawings. This is Adams Hall. The double hung windows are eight feet tall with four foot radius half circles above.
Elevations of Adams Hall
A Grand Entrance
Following best practices,we are using reclaimed [...]
When discussing the economy,a deep breath is taken. Ramsey says “sustainability in your back pocket”into this economy will be of absolute benefit. Southern Pine Company of Georgia harvests and sells reclaimed materials that have endless possibilities in repurposing. Take old windows for instance,Ramsey himself has used them as cabinet doors and partitions. [...]
If you want to understand why Southern Pine Company of Georgia has a purpose,watch this video http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20185345,00.html. By demoing,the building material of the previous home is lost to the landfill. The demolition occurred due to the trend of modular building not the reason of poor conditions or the materials not reusable.
In Coffee Bluff,we found more than cypress stacked in a barn. On the same site,we found various things of the past like…
and some wine.
We have come across a remarkable story about a barn find in Coffee Bluff,Savannah. It all started when Randall Futch of Pembroke,Georgia,purchased cypress between March and April of 1947. Mr. Futch had ordered the wood from the Empire Lumber Company located in Oliver,Georgia. He used the cypress to build his family [...]
Before you start stripping your reclaimed wood of its paint,sanding it smooth and revealing the bare wood,think about how much value and contrast is already there.
Antique Heart Pine Flooring
One divine finished mantle ready for installation in its new home.
At 7:55 AM on February 11th,we hope to pull river recovered Heart Pine out of the Savannah River. Stay tuned!
River Recovered Heart Pine
River Recovered Douglas-Fir
What do we do with reclaimed bricks?
A Pile of Reclaimed Bricks
Brick Veneer Cement Block Structure
Besides the typical wall building material,reclaimed bricks are useful for a variety of things. Brick chips for mulch is acceptable,but lets get a little more creative…more creative than a door stop…