This Saugerties home tucked in the mountains was featured as our April Project Highlight titled Excelsior Paradise, and boy is it ever. So many of our favorites materials come together in this eclectic house, with our customer’s beautiful decor accenting each piece. From walnut flooring and staircases to reclaimed oak barn doors and cabinets, we had a blast photographing each room.

The reclaimed water tower cedar ceilings were stunning, while the white washed version on the first floor ceilings and balcony created great texture. Live edge slabs on bars, tables, and walls are scattered throughout the rooms. Rift and quartered white oak mouldings border every room, window, and door! Dead standing maple paneling creates a modern feel in the kitchen and entryway to showcase our customer’s art collection. You have to take a look.

Project of the Month: Saugerties Mountain Home

Project of the Month: Saugerties Mountain Home

This month’s project highlight was tough to put together… because there is too much awesomeness to show!

This Saugerties home was one of the most enjoyable projects for Excelsior to date, from start to finish. Though the house is large, this customer’s amazing sense of style warms the home, giving it a cozy and inviting feel. Our favorite part? You can see Excelsior products in every corner!

Working alongside some of the best in the business, Excelsior was able to jump full force into this project in both fabricating finished products and providing raw materials for custom creations.

As you stroll through this home (drooling with envy) you can see a number of different Excelsior products…

Walnut flooring and Dead Standing Maple Slab bar top.

Walnut stair treads sanded and oiled super smooth.

Reclaimed Whitewashed Oak paneling used for cabinets…

…a dreamy countertop view.

Reclaimed water tower Alaskan Yellow Cedar paneling in a whitewash finish can be seen boarding the balcony and on the first floor ceilings…

…while old face Reclaimed Alaskan Yellow Cedar paneling kisses the skies.


Dead Standing Maple paneling can be seen in the entry ways and by the kitchen. A perfect background for this customer’s unique design and art decor.

A huge Reclaimed Oak media door is handcrafted by Excelsior.

As for the other doors in the home, we were happy to help compliment our partner’s sleek pieces.

In fact, all of the beautiful Rift and Quartered moldings and trim stretching through the home were milled and provided by Excelsior!

Live edge slabs, such as this Spalted Maple slab, can be seen enhancing furniture pieces…

…and serving as furniture pieces, like this Walnut beauty!

In the center of the home is a large beam, you can’t miss it! This beam is over 100 years old and was found on the property prior to construction. The beam stretches through every floor of the house and serves as a structural piece of history in the home.

Overall, this is just a sneak peek of the photos we were able to take of this unique home. Look out for more to come on this project, to be featured in our Portfolio:

Big thanks to all who partnered with us on this adventure, check out their sites below!

Black Oak Builders:

Bob Brown Construction:

Rowan Woodworking:

For the love of wood…

Reclaimed Redwood for Exterior Solutions

Reclaimed Redwood for Exterior Solutions

If you are looking for a unique exterior product to bring character to your home, Reclaimed Redwood may be your solution. Our redwood is reclaimed from the iconic New York City water towers. These legendary structures have dotted the skylines of the city since the 1800’s. Built to be durable and clean, each tank was held together solely by steel straps to eliminate any possibility of adhesive impurities from leaking into the drinking water. Beginning as a clever method of accessing water on the top floors of the skyscrapers, these towers have proven to be far more resilient than the expected 40 year lifespan.

Material harvested from dismantled tanks is straightened and reused in a number of our favorite exterior projects. Redwood has a fantastic reputation of being resistant to water, rot, and insects, making it perfectly suitable for decking and siding material. We can mill this product into T&G, shiplap, pre-grooved decking, and more. With the choice to maintain a grey exterior patina, or to plane into a new amber colored vertical grain, you cannot go wrong with the historical beauty this redwood will bring to your home.


Extreme Makeover Home Edition

We were absolutely blessed to be a part of Extreme Makeover’s Home Edition benefiting the Korpai family in Crawford, NY. We felt so grateful to be a part of this. The enthusiasm of the Extreme Makeover staff, the magnitude of the project and the generous spirit of the collective group of volunteers were inspiring.

 So, we gave about 1000 SF of antique heart pine (reclaimed from the Revere Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn, NY), about 400 ft of wood reclaimed from the Coney Island Boardwalk, 200 square foot of reclaimed oak and another 200 square foot of reclaimed mushroom wood. We donated the material and our production guys donated their time and labor to mill the material.