Boston's historic 474 Beacon Street is the latest source of reclaimed wood for Longleaf Lumber.

During the gut-rehab of the building, wooden joists of unpainted Heart Pine were discovered and salvaged by Longleaf for re-use. The species of wood was a rare discovery, as the majority of late 19th-century Boston buildings were constructed with spruce or fir joists. These Heart Pine joists bear the historic stamp of George McQuesten’s legendary Geo. McQuesten Lumber company. According to Marc Poirier, owner of Longleaf, the quality of the Heart Pine is superb and will make for fine skip-planed flooring, paneling, or countertops.

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