I was recently hired to photograph/ document a lumber operation in Chester NY for the development of a web site / advertising to promote the operation. Here’s a brief synopsis of my work.
Sal Mastropolo Jr. owns and operates Authentic Antique Lumber, LLC located in Chester, NY.
His business includes buying and reclaiming old barns for their unique weathered look, stripping the old paint off and reselling the lumber to woodworker’s, cabinetmakers, and builders.
The operation also involves milling and selling slabs of wood such as cherry, black walnut, maple .
He has a collaboration with the Laroe Lumberyard which sits just below his huge storage barn that houses his reclaimed lumber and slabs of wood. They have the ability to mill huge trees.
All the slabs that are cut are either air dried in the barn, or brought to another lumber business that he collaborates with to be kiln dried. Megan Offner is a co-owner of NY Heartwoods located in Warwick, NY. Here she has the ability to cut and season logs, her specialty is to mill already fallen trees that will just rot, thus saving a valuable resource from being wasted.
With over a million board feet of lumber at 3 locations Sal can provide just about any specialty lumber item one would need.