Jim Stowell was cutting trees, clearing property and building a house when he was introduced to antique heart pine in the early 1980’s. That was a time when demolition contractors started tearing down cotton mills and taking old wood to landfills instead of recognizing it’s value.
That was then …
In 1984 Whole Log Lumber was a small sawmill on the Green River, close to the North & South Carolina border. There was trial & error in the early years – learning to navigate the random idiosyncrasies of reclaiming antique heart pine; transforming it from beams & joists to far-out floors…
For special customer’s with cutting- edge eyes,
but we were green before it was cool!
The learning curves early on led to lots of networking with other would-be, wannebe wood-geeks.
And unique witness to other reclaimed wood dealers come and gone.
But This is now …
And Whole Log Lumber straddles not only the border of the Carolinas, between Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC, but the borders between handmade artisan quality and new age automated craftsmanship.
A widely reliable reclaimed wood supplier of end-user oak and varieties of mixed hardwoods, Whole Log Lumber today is a recognized leader in high end reclaimed wood products in the Southeast.