Have you seen our 40 ft header beam leading to our pool area of the RV Resort? We truly believe we have the best people helping us get The Old El Camino Motocourt off the ground and our vision completed as planned. We would love to give a shoutout to the Pioneer Wood Company for sourcing and installing this gorgeous beam for us. Pioneer Wood Company is based out of Sutherland Springs, TX. and our contact Jeremy pulled out all the stops to get this centerpiece for us.
Pioneer Wood Company understands and appreciates the dedication it took for early pioneers to hand-cut and shape each tree needed to build their barns. These barns were crucial as they provided shelter for animals and grain storage. The framework of early barns was built with a method called timber framing, which used large hand-made oak pegs to fit mortise and tenon joinery together. This construction style is different from the methods commonly used today. Every single mortise pocket, tenon, and oak peg was made completely by hand with no machines – only tools. These barns are a true example of outstanding hand-craftsmanship from top to bottom. These at least 150-year old barns located in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and other states are being demolished to make way for newer buildings.
Rather than allowing the antique, hand-hewn beams to be destroyed and lost forever, they have chosen to build relationships with contacts within the local Mennonite and Amish communities. They work with their contacts to take down barns carefully and respectfully so that we can receive the reclaimed beams. In addition to builders and contractors, they also sell wood by the 18-wheeler load for home renovations or new builds. Or, if you’re looking for a unique mantel or accent piece for your home, you can purchase directly from them.
Thanks for finding us the perfect solution to our RV resort!
Pioneer Wood Company has two divisions.
Steve Bradbury runs the San Antonio/Sutherland Springs division, and Jeremy Sutterfield controls the College Station/Bryan division (*which is also called weathered Frog).