NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Collin Gibellino is not an employee, officer, agent, or authorized representative of True American Grain, Inc. (“TAG”) He is not authorized by TAG to offer, buy, sell, purchase, or otherwise make any representation or commitment on behalf of, TAG, its products, or its registered trademark “Recwood.” TAG is not obligated to recognize any transaction negotiated, or entered into by, CollinGibellino, purportedly made on behalf of TAG.
RECLAIMED BARN AND WOOD INFORMATION AND DISCLAIMER:
We want you to enjoy the warmth and beauty that comes with using reclaimed wood and other natural products in your home. Where you buy your wood from us or some other reclaimed supplier, there are a few items that you should be aware of:
VARIATION AND DEFECTS:
Reclaimed barn wood is a natural product and may contain certain aged characteristics including but not limited to: color variations, nail holes, mortise pockets (holes), insect holes, livestock cribbing (chewing), staining, tapering, waning (not squared edges), etc. Because of the time that this wood was cut, reclaimed wood is not as exact as modern day milled lumber. The dimensions can vary. Appearances of reclaimed wood can vary also from board to board, even from the same barn or building. A sample of a board is used to demonstrate the “general type, appearance and quality” of the product. Samples of the product do not represent that the products would necessarily conform or be identical to one particular sample. Mother Nature affects and ages each piece of reclaimed differently. Reclaimed wood is not intended to be used as structural wood.
It is difficult to identify the specie of each piece of reclaimed wood. When the barn was built, the builder (most of the time the farmer of the land) used timber from his land. We will offer our best guess as to the specie, but this does not guarantee the species of the reclaimed wood.
NAIL AND OTHER OBJECTS IN THE WOOD:
Reclaimed wood comes from barns, out buildings, fencing, etc that have been deconstructed/disassembled. There exists the possibility of nails, and other metal and non-metal objects in the wood. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES SUCH AS SAFETY GOGGLES/GLASSES, MASK, GLOVES, ETC, ARE RECOMMENDED WHEN CUTTING OR MILLING AND INSTALLING YOUR RECLAIMED WOOD.
Reclaimed wood comes from the outdoors; hay barns, out buildings, fencing, etc, that were built many years ago and were exposed to Mother Nature affects. Over a period of time they have exposed to a multitude of many elements. The possibility of insects, decay and/or fungus can exist. We examine each piece of wood, to the best of our ability to identify infestation. If we identify it, the wood is treated or thrown away and not sold. Reclaimed wood and other natural products sold by True American Grain are not warranted against insect habitation, decay, or fungus. Products such as Bora-care, Timbor and Termite-Pruf can greatly reduce these risks.
Variations in color and grain structure are natural characteristics of reclaimed wood. Changes in color on finished reclaimed wood are to be expected. Water based products, oil-based products and lacquers will change the color of the wood. These variations and color changes are not warranted by True American Grain as wood is a natural material. We will work with you to help achieve your desired palate but can only work with the wood and how it reacts to the finish.