Frequently Asked Questions
Reclaimed Lumber Products
What is Virgin Timber Lumber and where does it come from?
Virgin Timber Lumber was milled out of trees from the original Appalachian forest. Having been among the last wild lands in the East to be conquered by industrial logging, West Virginia's mountains yielded original growth lumber through the first quarter of the twentieth century. To harvest our materials, we locate and dismantle dilapidated structures built during this time period.
What distinguishes Virgin Timber Lumber from newly milled lumber?
Having lived centuries before even breaking the dense canopy of the old growth Eastern forest, the trees that produced our Virgin Timber Lumber grew slowly in a shaded environment. This slow growth has in most cases produced lumber exhibiting extremely tight growth rings, which translates to a complex grain pattern on the lumber's surfaces.
The original Appalachian forest has been gone for nearly a century. Virgin Timber Lumber can only be obtained through deconstruction. Reclaimed lumber exhibits an additional layer of interest in that each piece of lumber shows evidence of previous milling and use. Lumber exposed to the air over time also darkens because of oxidation leaving lumber with a warm, rich patina.
What kinds of products do you sell?
Through deconstruction, we obtain some of the best lumber products that have ever been milled. We stock pile everything from framing lumber, to interior trim, to tongue and groove flooring and wall paneling. Not only do we sell these raw materials, but we also design, manufacture and sometimes install just about anything that can be made out of wood: furniture, built ins, cabinetry, flooring, interior trim.... you name it.
How do I place an order?
Contact us using the form on our website. We love to hear about your projects, and enjoy helping our clients bring their ideas to life.
What shipping method do you use?
For your convenience, smaller orders in the United States are shipped via USPS Parcel Post. Furniture is crated and shipped via FedEx Freight. Often we negotiate delivery and installation for clients within a reasonable driving distance to our southern West Virginia wood shop.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping costs are determined by the size of your order and the distance of the delivery. For large orders, we have negotiated relationships with respected national motor freight carriers. We will work out a quote for your shipping when taking your order.
Do you ship internationally?
Currently we only ship orders within the United States.
How do you accept payments for your products and services?
Typically we like to accept personal checks for furniture orders, and we ask for at least half of the order total up front. Checks can be addressed to: Virgin Timber Lumber Co. and sent to the following address...
Virgin Timber Lumber Co.
1209 Larchwood Road
Charleston, WV 25314
What other forms of payment do you accept?
We gladly accept major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover or direct payments, all through PayPal.
Do I need a PayPal account to make a purchase?
No, you are not required to have a PayPal account to make a purchase. Although if you already have a PayPal account you may use it.
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