February 11, 2019

A Visit to New England Antique Lumber Inc.

I’m always on the lookout for new, interesting and inspiring artisans and their shops, and love it when these great finds are right here in the New York City area.

If you follow this blog and my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48 regularly, you may recall a recent farm project when I had several trees taken down from the shade garden near my Tenant House. The 125-foot giants were leaning dangerously close to the structure, and had to be removed for safety reasons. Once the trees were cut, I decided to save the logs and have them milled into usable boards for future use, and called on Mauricio Guevara for his expertise. Mauricio is a skilled lumberer, master woodworker and restorer. He and his wife, Patricia, own New England Antique Lumber Inc., in Mount Kisco, New York - a family-owned and operated business specializing in salvaging reclaimed timbers, and creating custom wood pieces. I have visited their showroom on several occasions - always admiring the beauty and craftsmanship of their work.

Here are some photos - enjoy.