A Modified Purpose: Reclaimed Wood & Antiques at CR-71

It’s funny, isn’t it? How one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure. This has always been a ‘cliche’ for handpicked antiques.. but what is cliche is often born out of truth. And what about other old things? What about reclaimed wood? Not just any wood that you can get from the lumber yard, mind you, but wood that was simply forgotten. Abandoned. Wood from structures that served as major building blocks for the community that now lay hidden underneath the overgrowth. Simply put, can the reclaimed wood from an abandoned structure be recycled into something beautiful and made new? The simple answer is yes. At CR-71, from the community the wood comes and back to the community it goes. Except this time, with a whole new purpose.

It only takes the creative eye of one person to completely change something and give it new spin, a new life. So, when CR-71 owners Craig, a former NFL player with a love for antique picking, and Rick, a general contractor with a passion for carpentry, originally met it was under the umbrella of one common goal: serve the community by offering the best antique pickings of anywhere around. Craig and Rick went to work hard making hand-made furniture with reclaimed wood, and with a storefront at The Factory, this common goal was made possible.

Everything Craig and Rick do keep this mission in mind. The idea that not everything is what is appears to be (new or old) is an important lesson that all their items hold close and are clearly shown through their craftsmanship. What is one thing to someone might be something completely different to someone else. Just like our purpose in life might change as we grow older, so does the purpose for other items in our world. Anything is possible.

If you are looking for hand-crafted furniture made from reclaimed wood, or a hand-chosen antique picked from collections from all over the country, then CR-71 is the store for you. Have an idea for something but not sure how to make it come to life? Even better! Craig and Rick live for helping you bring your creative ideas to life. When they say they can build anything, they mean it! Stop by sometime and talk with the staff. All merchandise is crafted or picked with the purpose of inspiring others to creatively discover their multitude of purposes in the world.