The Woods Company
In the 1970s when the Historic Preservation Movement began, Barry Stup started salvaging authentic materials for building restorations. With a strong belief that old lumber and old buildings deserved a new life, The Woods Company was born.
For over 30 years, we've been a respected manufacturer and source of reclaimed wood flooring and unique architectural products. In 2015, we downsized our production mill to concentrate more on Vintage Industrial artifacts and furniture, classic woodworking machines, and industrial warehouse leasing.
While traveling the east coast deconstructing buildings and buying lumber, Barry and team saw of plenty of old and abandoned industrial buildings. A warehouse in Baltimore, a factory in Pennsylvania, a textile mill in North Carolina... As American manufacturing moved off shore, its old factories were left behind, destined for demolition. We could see that our country was losing it's industrial heritage, one building at a time. Industrial artifacts and the history they embody are mostly heading to the scrap yard.
About 10 years ago we started gathering pieces of the industrial past - Vintage machines, cast iron bases, foundry patterns, architectural hardware, even rare manufacturing literature. We've collected a warehouse full of rare industrial artifacts, with an appreciation for their history and an eye for their artistic reuse.
Today we maintain an eclectic inventory of reclaimed wood, vintage machines, cast iron components, foundry patterns, documents, and a variety of uncommon architectural elements.