Wood is a special material, born of the Earth and nurtured by the rains. Even amidst the turmoil of our modern age, wood evokes a sense of romance and antiquity that transports us to a more elegant time. Every piece of wood has a lifetime of stories to tell; some have even witnessed the very birth of our nation and can provide glimpses of our shared heritage. With a simple touch or a whiff of sawdust, vintage wood can connect us in powerful ways to those who came before us.
At Keystone Vintage Lumber, we use old-world craftsmanship and artistry to celebrate aged wood's past and prepare it for a dignified future. After we reclaim a piece of wood, we transform it into something amazing and give it a chance to be a part of your personal story. Bring us the lingering wisps of a dream, and we can translate that vision into reality.
We pay special attention to the materials of our craft, embracing a deep commitment to ensuring reclaimed wood finds new purpose while preserving its character and intrinsic beauty. From complete structural restorations to custom furniture, we take great pride in the quality and authenticity that has become the hallmark of Keystone Vintage Lumber.
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Thirty five miles from the historic capital of Richmond, Virginia sits a 13,000 square foot warehouse in an established industrial park. Turn off US 360 and you won’t need to venture far before you discover a hand-chiseled wooden sign welcoming you to Keystone Vintage Lumber.
Inside our warehouse, towering stacks of vintage and salvaged wood await your inspection and purchase. As you make your way to our nearby showroom, an exterior of charred chestnut oak greets you. Once inside, you’ll find readily available wares as beautiful and rich in history as the interior itself.
Eldon Dieffenbach has always loved working with wood. Since his childhood, he has been drawn to the way that this special material allows us to capture memories and add beauty wherever it is used. Eldon founded Keystone Vintage Lumber in 2009 to tap into that passion and help other people craft unique, authentic visions for their homes and businesses. He focuses his energy on growing KVL into the premier resource for reclaimed wood.
Growing up in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, Lee Burkhardt spent many hours helping his dad in the workshop. He learned the value of reusing materials from his father, who had grown up during the Great Depression. Those memories provoked a desire to reclaim the craftsmanship of an era gone by. Now living along the coast of Maine, he is inspired by many of the architectural works viewed in old sea captain's homes, summer “cottages” in vacation communities like Camden and Bar Harbor, throughout Maine, and across New England. To be able to reuse pieces of the past from old barns, homes, and places of business in something new, beautiful, and functional reflects the values he gained from his childhood memories.
Alan Weber has a rich and accomplished technical background. Not only is he a licensed PE, with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State, but he also has over 40 years’ experience in woodworking. Those interests extend beyond his work at Keystone Vintage Lumber, as he personally enjoys collecting and refurbishing vintage wood and metal-working equipment. While growing up he worked alongside his brother and father to manage acres of timber for firewood and lumber, all the while gaining invaluable knowledge that had been passed down through generations. His upbringing close to timber has instilled sensibilities that later provoked him to work with walnut reforestation projects. You will also find him actively involved in Adult Education woodworking programs, where he shares his knowledge and experience with the next generation of people who are passionate about woodcraft and old-world craftsmanship.