Many of the spoked wheel designs seen on the market are using retrofitted wheels that were not designed for barn doors.
In addition these wheels typically do not have sealed bearings. By not having sealed bearings they do not roll as smoothly and can wear down inside the shaft. Some of these wheels are casters, which are super wide as much as 2″ being the norm. In comparison, ours are sleek in design of about 1″ wide or less. Another issue I have seen is that if they do have bearings, they are not sealed. Not only can this be messy leaving hints of oil around your track, but also need continued oil maintenance. This can be a real hassle. (more…)
Reclaimed wood is lumber that has been reused from a prior source. For instance, wood recovered from an old barn, building, boat, pallets, etc. are all forms of Reclaimed wood.
Reclaimed wood really started primarily from an old delapedated barns, my favorite source. However, now I am finding that builders are using just about any source of used wood and calling it Reclaimed.
The problem by using just about any used wood such as pallets is that it could contain chemicals or other harmful substances. In fact, I have seen factory carts old and new smell like oil. The reason being is that the wood was soaked in creosote. (more…)
Unfortunately, the word Reclaimed for furniture is very broad. You really never know where the wood comes from these days. When it was barnwood, you knew it was from an old barn primarily from America. However, Reclaimed wood furniture is popping up from other countries on the USA market from such places as China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and other foreign countries. (more…)