Do you love a good vintage find? Does reclaimed lumber make your heart pitter-patter? If the thought of taking something old and restoring it to make something new makes you smile, then get yourself to Comfort, Texas and check out America Reclaimed!
As you stroll through this historic, 10,000 square foot lumber yard you’ll find architectural and salvage items, antiques, custom hand-made furniture pieces, all sorts of signs, lots and lots of reclaimed lumber and even vintage trucks!
Brian and Sarah Kleinwachter, owners of America Reclaimed, relocated from Round Top, Texas – the antiques Mecca of Texas – bringing with them all sorts of fabulous finds. “Brian grew up in the business, his mother is still an antiques dealer. It’s in his blood,” said Sarah. “When we decided to start our own business, we knew Americana antiques was the direction we wanted to go, thus the name America Reclaimed.”
According to Sarah, “What you find here are not your grandma’s antiques. We have really cool, unique pieces from all over America.” In addition to the vintage pieces sold, America Reclaimed offers a huge selection of reclaimed lumber that is shipped in from the Midwest. They actually have pickers that take down barns and then ship the lumber to Texas. “This location was perfect for us. Being an old lumber yard, it has the lumber bay storage so we can display our wood in an organized manner. We sell this for retail, but also in the construction and design aspect of our business.”
The Kleinwachters offer both historical restorations and new design/builds, in which they shoot for the buildings to be constructed of approximately seventy-five percent reclaimed materials.
Custom hand-made furniture pieces are also a large part of what America Reclaimed offers. Customers can pick out their lumber and work with their design team to create anything from dressers, vanities, night stands, farmhouse tables, bars or pretty much anything else you can imagine.
Artifacts and items associated with the history, geography, folklore
and cultural heritage of America, especially the United States.
“Our signs are also very popular,” added Sarah. “We have a lot of authentic historical signs, and then we offer handmade signs also. These are created by a local artist who uses antique windows and doors in the designs.”
While most everything at America Reclaimed is from America, the do import about ten percent of their items such as Peroba wood table slabs and the antique teak doors from mainly Thailand, Costa Rica and India.
Brian and Sarah have such a great space, right in the center of Comfort, that they want to be much more
than a retail store. “We want to be part of the hill country community, to create an experience and a destination for our customers and our friends. We have started hosting a Second Saturday event where there is live music, complimentary adult beverages, food
trucks and just lots of fun! We hope you will come join us!”