Re-using heart pine / by Tarver Siebert

This kitchen island top is made from the old ceiling joists we took out of this shotgun

This kitchen island top is made from the old ceiling joists we took out of this shotgun

The ceiling joists were 100+ years old.  The contractor ripped them to size, then glued them up

The ceiling joists were 100+ years old.  The contractor ripped them to size, then glued them up

We also used the old ceiling joists in several other details throughout this shotgun house restoration

We also used the old ceiling joists in several other details throughout this shotgun house restoration