Posted by Real Sliding Hardware on 19th Mar 2018
The verdict is in, people love reclaimed barn doors! We are not sure if it is because of how green the idea is, or because of their timeless and rustic style, but luckily for you, we love them too!
The staff here at Real has never met a piece of wood that we didn’t love. This has led us to some truly remarkable reclaimed wood sources over the years. We are now excited to announce our newest line of recycled, reclaimed wood straight from the historic Port of Astoria, Oregon – the grand terminus of the famous Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Our special edition old-growth Douglas Fir was salvaged from a historic Columbia River net shed in Astoria, Oregon. It’s since been collected, dried, and brought to our warehouse to be repurposed as green reclaimed barn doors and accent wall paneling! This wood will add a taste of true Pacific Northwest maritime history to your home, and with its colorful past, it’s sure to be a compelling conversation piece.
Astoria is a port city that is situated near the mouth of the Columbia River where it meets the Pacific Ocean. In the 19th century the Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the winter of 1805–1806 at Fort Clatsop, a small log structure south and west of modern-day Astoria. Today the fort has been recreated and is now a historical park.
As the Oregon Territory grew and became increasingly more colonized by Americans, Astoria grew as a port city near the mouth of the great river that provided the easiest access to the interior. Astoria has served as a port of entry for over a century and remains the trading center for the lower Columbia basin.
Today, tourism, Astoria's growing art scene, and light manufacturing are the main economic activities of the city. Logging and fishing persist, but at a fraction of their former levels.
If you are ever passing through Astoria, one point of interest is the Astoria Column. It is a 125-foot-high tower, with an inner staircase that allows visitors to climb o climb to see a panoramic view of the town, the surrounding lands, and the Columbia flowing into the Pacific.
If you are interested in buying one of our historic barn doors, click here to take a look at our selection. You can get our historic wood built into any of the styles below.
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