Here’s to second chances.
The building at 1401 S. Hanover St was finished in 1888 - old even by our standards. For the last 40 years, the American Rescue Workers Church used it to provide folks in need with food, shelter and another shot. ARW relocated in early 2018, and the building was demolished to make room for townhomes.
Fortunately, our friends at Second Chance, Inc., got in the mix to see what could be salvaged. The wood they found, less than a mile from the Sandtown woodshop, is what we scour the east coast for: heart-pine beams, 3”x12”, 20 feet long. Brown gold. After 131 years they’re still straight and strong, still bearing saw marks from the day they were milled.
We cleaned them up, milled them again and now they’re ready. Full 12” width, tight end grain and rich saw marks are what make this stock special.
Sanded and polished, these beautiful old beams get their second chance, as stunning tabletops in our 1401 S. Hanover Street Collection.