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Local Reclaimed Wood Projects

A continually growing part of our architectural salvage business is in the area of reclaimed wood. This highly sought after commodity, which is available in salvaged wood planks, beadboard, shiplap, barn wood and salvaged hand hewn beams, is being used in a wide variety of ways. From flooring, wall facades, ceiling coverings, furniture, fireplace mantel shelves, table and counter tops, artwork and more, old wood is being given a new life! In our wood shop, we use reclaimed wood in the creation of many of our custom built doors. While our customers who are using salvaged wood are spread throughout the country, we have recently been involved in two local projects that we want to highlight.

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Our good friends and fellow downtown business owners, Rob and Mary Ellen Werner, recently came to us in search of salvaged, white “chippy” painted bead board. The bead board was recently installed on the front and side wall of their retail shop, Werner’s Trading Company, located on HWY 278. The white wood walls brightened up the front sales area, as well as created a great backdrop for their selection of menswear. When asked why they chose reclaimed wood for this space, Mary Ellen replied, “we just LOVE wood!” They also expressed their belief in the importance of repurposing salvaged material. Werners new wall covering looks fantastic and Rob and Mary Ellen could not be more pleased with their choice of material for this project.

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Another local project that we have been involved with is the renovation of the historic Parker Bank building that is located on the same block as Southern Accents showroom. The top floor of this beautiful old building will be the new residence for the current owners, Ron and Trena Pierce. The bottom floor will serve as an office space for Ron’s business. Salvaged wood has been used throughout the building during the renovation process. Wood slats salvaged from Bonhaven was repurposed to create a stunning parquet floor at each entrance. Upstairs, in the master bedroom, salvaged wood was used to create a unique accent wall that will serve as the backdrop for the master bed. Down the hall, the guest bedroom is equipped with three, custom built bunk beds that will soon be ready for the grand children’s visits! The built-in beds were constructed from salvaged gym bleachers and industrial pipe.

We can’t wait to post photos of this finished project in coming weeks! In the mean time, visit our wood showroom at 250 Janeway Drive and let us show you our current inventory of salvaged and reclaimed wood for your next project!

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The gorgeous white wood wall at Werner’s provides the perfect backdrop for their selection of mens wear.

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The salvaged wood accent wall will serve as a backdrop for the master bed in the renovated Parker Bank building.

Southern Accents Architectural Antiques

In an effort to make the best use of their limited space, a set of custom, built-in, bunk beds were constructed in what will be a guest bedroom for the three grandchildren. The beds were constructed from salvaged gym bleachers and industrial pipe.


Retailer of the Year Winner!

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We are beyond thrilled to announce that we are a 2016 Retailer of the Year Winner!! Each year, for the past 17 years, the Alabama Retail Association presents awards to retailers across the state. This year we are a finalist in the small business category. Businesses must be nominated to be considered for this prestigious award. This year, Southern Accents was nominated by local business owner Rob Werner of Werner’s Trading Company. Once a nomination is made, the nominees are notified and required to submit an entry form that contains numerous questions regarding business practices. These forms then go before a panel of experienced judges. A gold, silver and bronze distinction is awarded within each category.

Southern Accents Architectural AntiquesTuesday, October 18th, Southern Accents will close the business for the day, so that our entire team can travel to Birmingham for the award presentation. We will not know whether we won the gold, silver or bronze distinction until the awards luncheon on the 18th, but we are both humbled and thrilled to have received this honor. We would like to thank Rob Werner for believing in what we do and nominating us for such a distinguished award. We would also like to thank all our customers whose patronage and support allow us to follow our passion… salvaging architectural antiques and elements of historical significance.


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