Reused Building Materials

“Typical” buildings consume more of our resources than necessary, negatively impact the environment and generate large amounts of waste. Studies show that a standard wood-framed home consumes over one acre of forest and the waste created during construction averages between 3 to 7 tons.

ThorpeWood’s timber frame lodge is the centerpiece of our environmentally sensitive building and landscape. The lodge includes 4700 square feet of public space and uses many “green” building techniques. Distinctive elements include heavy timber framing salvaged from an old barn, 200-year-old chestnut posts and beams, century old heart pine ceiling from a Baltimore warehouse, 2-inch thick chestnut and oak plank flooring from the late 1700’s, and reused barn siding lining some interior walls.

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