The name of our company?
Coastal Longleaf is named after the wood that we rescue from landfills and
repurpose in to beautiful home furnishings. Reclaimed Southern longleaf pine,
which grows along the southeast coast, is the primary wood we recover from
demolition job sites. (read more about southern longleaf pine the "The Wood" page.
What do we do?
Coastal Longleaf LLC was created as a result of watching priceless old growth lumber be tossed in to dumpsters during the demolition phase of renovating 100+ year old Baltimore city rowhomes. Because so many homes in Baltimore city are renovated with sales profit driving the procedure, renovators often take the most economical route. This includes "gutting" the old wood and trashing it, and replacing it with newer cheaper wood. We reclaim and repurpose this old growth lumber that would otherwise be destined for landfills. What others see as a time consuming financial burden, we see as a rarity. We enjoy the process from recovery to finished product. And our products are authentic and of the highest quality and craftsmanship.
Why choose one of our products?
There are a number of reasons. First, we do the opposite of a big box store. Rather than put additional demands on new wood production in an effort to produce a faked reclaimed product that is mass produced by machines and mass marketed (which adds to the demand on new wood production form all of the magazines), we produce authentic old growth reclaimed products that not only eliminate the demand for new wood production, but also reduce the amount of waste going into landfills. Second, 90% of our products are sourced from within a 10 mile radius of our workshop. This reduces the demands our company puts on shipping in raw materials. Third, we are local company that produces each product based on the demand of that product. Fourth, Our company is focused on creating instead of producing. Many of our items are available only for a limited time. We don’t over produce and we DON’T intend to become a mass producer.