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Antique River Logs® Architectural Veneer

Ben and William at the 2013 AIA (American Institute of Architects) Expo in Denver, CO. 

Antique River Logs® veneer is sliced from axe cut or buck-sawn river-reclaimed timbers. These logs were floated down rivers to sawmills during the great American logging boom of the last two centuries. Like the aging of a fine wine or whiskey, these timbers have been resting on the river bottom, leaving a unique, mineral infused signature that results in their extraordinary palette of colors.

Using Antique River Logs® veneer from the Old Growth Forest enhances a commitment to a conscientious building model and a sustainable future.  River-reclaimed veneer represents an eco-friendly material that increases the long-term well-being and health of our planet and its inhabitants.

We have collaborated with veneer specialist Ben McGuire, an independent representative with 45 years experience in the wood veneer industry.

For architectural consultations and sales, please contact William Joiner



Specialty Veneer

Description of species by Genus and Common Name


American Chestnut


In 1904 to 1940, the Asiatic blithe all but decimated the Iconic American Chestnut tree Dismantling

and reclaiming historic buildings supplies limited quantities and highly sought after materials for designers and builders. 

Part of the charm is the historical nail and worm holes. 


Antique River Logs® offers a pre-blithe, pre-wormy pristine veneer. This American Chestnut log was recovered in Southern Kentucky on the Green River. 

It was discovered 27 feet deep resting in pea gravel and clay. The log measured 12’2” x 22” diameter.  



Gallery of installatlions with Antique River Logs® veneers.