Period Homes Buying Guides

A Buying Guide to builders of traditional barns and barn restoration for period-style residential building projects. 

Buying Guide Spotlight


NIKO Contracting Co., Inc.

Nationwide contractor, fabricator & installer of architectural sheet metal & roofing: slate, tile, metal & other roofing; ornamental ceilings, cresting, finials, cornices, cupolas, domes, steeples & snowguards.



Brandt, Sylvan

Supplier of 18th- & 19th-century building materials salvaged from old houses & barns: columns, doors, shutters, mantels, sinks & bathtubs; antique & resawn flooring; antique heart pine, ancient oak, chestnut, white pine & hemlock; radiators; since 1960.


Carlson's Barnwood Co.

Supplier of recycled barn-wood planks, re-milled antique flooring, dimensional lumber & timbers in various shades & types: cupolas, porch poles, siding, milled & barn lumber, flooring & paneling in pine & oak.


Old Wood Workshop, LLC

Supplier of antique reclaimed & resawn wood flooring & vintage building materials: hand-hewn beams, antique doors & period iron hardware; manufacturer of custom tables & countertops in antique wood; mantels.