Industry Leading Supplier Of Antique, Reclaimed, and Natural Building Materials Started
Business With One Chestnut Barn.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Almost 20 years ago Zac Guy, President and Founder of Appalachian Antique Hardwoods, needed to build a
one-of-a-kind display case for a one-of-a-kind family heirloom. His search for the perfect wood for the project
led him to a long-abandoned, hand built, American chestnut barn in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Prized for their strength and beauty, American chestnut trees once numbered in the billions and were found
throughout the eastern United States forests. But by 1950 they were all but wiped out by blight.
In 1983 a dedicated group of scientists formed The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) with a mission to
develop blight-resistant American chestnut trees. In 1987 Zac Guy founded Appalachian Antique Hardwoods
with a goal of sourcing and making available the finest reclaimed wood and other natural building materials.
Zac’s research into the wood he was now working with led him to TACF, and that conservation organization
became a valuable resource to Zac and his customers as Appalachian Antique Hardwoods grew in to the
company it is today.
Now, as promising new research is being made in bringing back these magnificent trees, the need to further the
work of The American Chestnut Foundation is even greater, and Appalachian Antique Hardwoods is grateful
for the opportunity to help do just that.
Together with TACF, Appalachian Antique Hardwoods is making complimentary memberships to TACF
available to the customers of Appalachian Antique Hardwoods. Additionally, TACF will soon be offering
handcrafted American chestnut flag presentation cases created by Appalachian Antique Hardwoods. Proceeds
from the sale of these cases will benefit TACF. Lastly, as TACF prepares to move in to their beautiful new
headquarters in Asheville, NC; Appalachian Antique Hardwoods is honored to have been selected to supply
furniture for this new facility.
As Zac Guy explains; “Our being able to recognize, acknowledge, and assist The American Chestnut
Foundation as they carry out this important work is a great opportunity to celebrate the efforts of The American
Chestnut Foundation, and Appalachian Antique Hardwoods strongly encourages everyone to learn more about
The American Chestnut Foundation and to support their research.”
About Appalachian Antique Hardwoods
Appalachian Antique Hardwoods, LLC is committed to being the National leader in wood based antique,
reclaimed, and Green Building materials. Our unprecedented selection of reclaimed, recycled, and renewable
materials such as reclaimed American chestnut, barn wood, mushroom board, hand hewn beams, antique
timbers, reclaimed wood flooring, bark, and reclaimed tin make us pioneers in offering our clients the unique
opportunity to be trendsetters as well as environmental stewards. You can contact Appalachian Antique
Hardwoods at http://www.aahardwoods.com or 828.627.0830. We are located at 635 Sonoma Road,
Waynesville, NC 28786 and we provide products and services throughout the United States and Canada. Email
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About The American Chestnut Foundation
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is a 501(c) 3 conservation organization headquartered in
Asheville, NC. For more information about TACF and their work to restore the American chestnut tree, contact
TACF Director of Communications Mila Kirkland at 828.281.0047, email mila(at)acf(dot)org , or please visit