Jamie Hammel knows his reclaimed wood, and speaks concisely on the environmental and aesthetic benefits of using this salvaged material to build beautiful new structures. He speaks on the numerous sources of reclaimed wood -- from old bridges, to farm houses, to boardwalks -- and the instensive process of prepping the material for repurposing.
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