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Rheingold Vat Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Clarner Woodworks has obtained a limited supply of Rheingold Vat Wood, a collection of reclaimed old growth cypress wood and redwood that was once fermentation vats at the Rheingold Brewery in Brooklyn, NY. This tight-grained wood dates to the late 1800's and is an extremely durable and attractive wood. It is also historically important and environmentally friendly. Considering these attributes and its limited supply, Rheingold Vat Wood makes a unique and highly desirable choice for furniture-making, environmentally friendly gifts and collectible home decor.

Featured in the Winter 2005 edition of BKLYN Magazine, this Rheingold Vat Reclaimed Wood was recognized for its historical significance:

"...Vermont furniture maker [Doug Clarner] managed to save the remains of the old Rheingold Brewery from obscurity. Built in the late 1800's, the once-famous suds factory stood at the corner of Forest and Bremen streets in Bushwick until it closed in 1976. Clarner's friend, fellow Vermonter George Hayes, was an entrepreneur who was drawn to a deal: All the gorgeous old-growth cypress and redwood from Rheingold's 168 gigantic beer vats was for sale. Hayes jumped at the opportunity. "And then the problems started," he says. "Nobody would buy it. Unfortunately, I think we were about 25 years ahead of our time when it came to recycled lumber." Hayes managed to sell some of the salvage. He used the rest to build three houses -- and a friend's pigpen. When Clarner heard that, he was speechless. Clarner reclaimed the barnyard structure, along with all the remaining wood, and is now fashioning it into custom-made sideboards and storage towers -- pieces that could easily be put back to the wood's original beer-holding purpose."

Rheingold Vat Wood is old-growth cypress and old-growth redwood -- perfect for an extremely durable and attractive piece of furntiure
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Rheingold Beer Vat Reclaimed Wood Furniture for environmentally-friendly gifts and collectible home decor