The Arizona Republic and AZ Central did an editorial piece on Porter Barn Wood featuring pictures from the lot and the crew. For the entire article please visit: SEE ARTICLE HERE

Excerpt: “Thomas Porter gives wood with a past life new purpose. As owner of Porter Barn Wood, he sells wood salvaged from 100- to 300-year-old barns for furniture, doors, signs, floors, mantels and walls. “I call it ‘finding a home for history’ ” said Porter, who turned a sideline of selling barn wood on Craigslist into a business that has doubled in size every year in its first four years. Today, Porter hauls four to 10 truckloads of wood salvaged from barns east of the Mississippi River to his sprawling downtown Phoenix yard. The 34-year-old former massage therapist sells to contractors, homeowners, architects and interior designers attracted to hand-cut wood from old-growth trees. Unlike new lumber, his weathered boards show off decades of pounding by sun, wind, rain and snow.”…

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