Backroads Lumber

"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase it's usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed"

-Theodore Roosevelt

Back Roads Lumber dedicates their business to traveling the Midwest in search of barns and cabins to preserve America's nostalgic past. When you walk inside one of these structures, you feel the history, smell the age, and go back to a time when things were simple, more wholesome. Inside, the earth combines with man's sweat and toil to create a dramatic building of centuries old lumber. The wood evokes a connection to the nearby forest of the past with the huge trees that were used to form this structure.

Many of the barns that were the center of agricultural life one hundred years ago, now stand empty. They are not being used to house livestock or farm machinery and serve little purpose to their owners. The cost of upkeep is enormous and many have fallen into disrepair. With failing foundations and roofs that barely keep out the elements, the barns are at the end of there lifecycle.

Fortunately, Back Roads Lumber can salvage a great deal of the materials in these barns. The wood is truly unmatched in beauty and quality. Old growth beams, barn siding that has been perfectly seasoned, flooring with living history and construction grade lumber of weight and substance all are reclaimed for another use.

We urge you to reclaim and recycle. If you are a wholesaler looking for truckload quantities or a contractor planning to build a new home for your client, do a remodel or just build a storage shed in the backyard, we can help by providing lumber of extraordinary beauty, history and substance.