formerly Preservation Wood Sales
We make stuff. We use reclaimed and salvaged wood. We weld and forge. Here in Floyd, Virginia.
What We Do
We weld and forge for our local community here in Floyd, Virginia. Recent projects: hand-hammered and forged hobbit door hinges, steel table legs, a new goose neck trailer bed. See our portfolio of custom metalwork.
Small Scale Construction
We build shed barns, repair barn roofs, build pergolas and take on other small scale local building projects in the New River Valley.
We’ve developed a specialty line of reclaimed wood and salvaged wood floating shelves out of our commitment to the great trees that inspire us. Shop us on Etsy. Everything is one-of-a-kind and made by hand.
All of our floating shelves are handmade using reclaimed and salvaged wood. Because of our commitment to use only wood which does not contribute to deforestation, we are somewhat limited in our custom capabilities. However, this means that your shelf will be one-of-a-kind! We love it this way. We hope you do too.
Who We Are
Michael came from the world of high-end art metal fabrication, having worked his way up from carrying the trash to shop foreman. He’s a master of the practical, and a highly skilled metal worker. He also grew up on a working farm here in Floyd, Virginia, and knows all aspects of farming from butchering hogs to mending fence. He has a knack for small engine repair and a gift with horses. Now Michael works full time as a lead craftsman in a local woodworking shop–St. Pierre Woodworking–our partner in reclaimed wood. Michael is the muscle and skilled craftsmanship of the operation, and keeps us focused on our values: no new wood, keep it simple and beautiful, and treat people well.
Co-founder, Sales, Marketing
When Katy added woodworking to her skillset, she laughed long and hard. Now she can truly call herself a Jill of All Trades! A free spirit who spent longer than needed finishing college in Hawaii, Katy has lived in so many places, and done so many different kinds of work. It makes her well-suited for wearing the many hats of a small business owner: sales, bookkeeping, shipping, graphic design, web development, sanding, finishing, shop clean-up, and whatever else is needed. She considers herself a philosopher and an artist, which is why the recent adventure in handwork is so refreshing. Seriously, who knew that woodworking could be so seriously physical? Good thing she doesn’t have to lift the really heavy stuff!
ps – Michael hates flip-flops and wants me to put a photo of his cowboy boots here instead. We’ll see.