After purchasing sanding equipment, table saw, and hand drill, Richard and friends began to build the first products in 1,000-year-old Cypress harvested from an 1880’s Planer mill building. A classic Adirondack chair, southern porch swings and furniture rounded out the catalog of items.
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Our newly built backyard shop was buzzing with activity as our team of craftsman developed a product line and started to produce finished pieces. Initially, every product was made by hand and with lots of hard work and dedication. The first products were raw lumber materials and hand crafted items such as adirondack chairs.
The Beginning of the Reclaimed Lumber Concept January 1, 1980 – After four years of concept development and gaining funding, Albany Woodworks is incorporated as a reclaimed lumber and furniture company. It’s permanent home became Richard and Judith’s property in Albany, LA. It was the start of a new family, a new business and a new trend
In 1978, Richard and Judith Woods, founders of Albany Woodworks, reclaim lumber from an 1800’s era barn being demolished in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Looking for quality antique lumber to build his own home from, Richard was inspired by these This was the first of many turn-of-the-century and older buildings being demolished to be salvaged by Albany
The Story Behind Louisiana’s State Tree, the Bald Cypress! Taxodium distichum known as the Bald Cypress or Tidewater Cypress has long been valued for its water resistance. Thus, it is called ‘wood eternal’. Designated as the official state tree of Louisiana in 1963, it is considered to be a symbol of the southern swamps. This choice