The weathered siding and hand hewn beams of barns and wood framed dwellings from the rolling Midwest plains to the Appalachian mountains provides us with a variety of wide plank species reclaimed from few other structures. These species include predominately chestnut, oaks, and white pine. Less frequently we reclaim maple, ash, hickory, walnut, and cherry. The character of adventurous pioneers and rugged landscapes are captured in the planks and beams salvaged from these Appalachian and Midwestern structures.