New Directory Lists Architectural Salvage, Antique Lumber Sources Indispensable guide for locating architectural salvage and antique lumber companies in the U.S and Canada. Guide was published recently and is available at www.architecturalsalvagedirectory.com. $12.9
News-Antique.com - Oct 08,2007 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Architectural Salvage Directory Helps Antique Dealers, Collectors Locate Architectural Antiques
Listings include architectural salvage sources for home & garden, plus vintage lumber suppliers
ROCKY MOUNT, Va., (Oct. 8, 2007) – An ever growing number of antique dealers are carrying architectural antiques as part of their inventory as the popularity of using antique building parts in restoring old homes, in new homes to add a unique style element, as artwork, and as decorative garden elements continues to increase among collectors and homeowners alike. This popularity, however, is often accompanied by frustration – both on the part of dealers and consumers – in trying to locate suppliers of these unique, vintage materials.
The first national Directory of Architectural Salvage and Antique Lumber Companies – www.architecturalsalvagedirectory.com – solves that problem by providing, for the first time ever, a comprehensive list of outlets locally, nationally, and on the Web, selling antique building parts. Listing more than 300 architectural salvage and antique lumber companies by state, and in Canada by province, the 60-page Directory includes contact information, website and email addresses, days and hours of operation, and a brief description about each company. A sample page from the $12.99 Directory and ordering information is available at www.architecturalsalvagedirectory.com.
“The market for and popularity of architectural antiques is extremely strong right now and shows no signs of diminishing,” says Rich Ellis, founder and publisher of Architectural Salvage News and the Directory. “That demand is being driven by consumers’ appreciation for these highly crafted materials, the history and stories that accompany them, and by the surging popularity of green building materials. As a result, we’re seeing more and more antique dealers including architectural items as part of their inventory, whether it’s a small selection of mantels, stained glass, or doors or a major segment of their product mix.”
In addition to helping buyers locate hard-to-find items, such as a particular style of antique flooring, the Directory is also a resource for people looking to sell antique building parts they’ve acquired.
“Old windows – particularly ones crafted from stained glass – doors, door hardware, entryways, staircases and banisters, fireplace mantels, sinks, tubs, light fixtures, ironwork, pressed tin ceilings, tile, marble, wood floors and trim, outdoor statuary and fountains, and antique bricks are some of the items most frequently preserved for reuse from old homes and commercial buildings during renovation or demolition,” Ellis added. “There’s a large, growing network of businesses that rescue or purchase these items for resale and consumers who buy them. This Directory benefits both groups.”
The 2007-08 Directory of Architectural Salvage and Antique Lumber Companies is published by RKE Publishing LLC, also the publishers of Architectural Salvage News. Additional information is available at www.architecturalsalvagedirectory.com # # #