One of the first purchases we made when we decided to start working with reclaimed wood was three pieces of curly pine roofing underlayment from a barn in Michigan. At the time, I knew less than nothing about wood, but I fell in love with these three pieces. The wood is, for the most part, a very dark brown, but every so often, there are patches of almost blond. Randy is quick to tell everyone that the lighter coloration is where the roof trusses were located. Whenever we work with this wood, we never stain or paint it. Instead, we lightly sand it to knock off some of the splinters and then cover it in a protective coat of polyurethane. It took well over 150 years for nature to create this color. We aren’t about to mess with it.
While we have made some wine racks and one shelf out of this material, the most popular item we make from the curly pine are decorative cross displays. At every single arts and crafts festival we have attended, we have sold at least one of these pieces.
While they are similar, each one is truly unique because no cut of this incredible wood is like any other. While I personally like the nail crosses the best, ceramic crosses are also very pretty on this wood as well. The picture below really highlights the natural beauty of this wood! We are now adding the ability to purchase one of the three cross decorative pieces directly from this website. Please click Products