Carl Anderson

The best flooring and millwork have always been made from straight-grained old-growth lumber. But now that the big trees are gone, millwork shops need to take their old growth where they find it.

Mark Anderson, the proprietor of Trevett Millworks, in Greenwich, N.Y., finds his in old gymnasium seating. When an area gym is slated for renovation—which often involves tearing out half-century-old wooden bleachers and replacing them with modern self-retracting plastic seating—Anderson will send an eight- or a 10-man crew to the site to...

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