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Going Green

September 3rd 2009

In recent years, our society has adopted a different outlook when it comes to building materials and the overall effect on the environment. The actions that people are taking to change their behavior – due to this new outlook – has often been termed, ‘Going Green’.
For the past several months here at Blackford and Sons, [...]

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Heart Pine Reclaimed Flooring

February 26th 2009

I recently had the pleasure of sawing lumber from reclaimed antique Heart Pine beams, and milling it into wide plank flooring for a client’s renovation project in an historic Nashville home. The home is over one hundred years old, and some of the original Heart Pine plank flooring had to be replaced due to water [...]

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Let’s Define ‘Green Building’

January 5th 2009

Most people are familiar with the term green building but many of us may not realize how many areas in the building of a new home, or even a remodel of an existing home, can be improved to make our homes more green.
Green building (aka, sustainable design, and green architecture) is the practice of increasing [...]

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