St. Pierre Woodworking and Sawmill :: 2081 Cannady School Road :: Floyd, Virginia 24091 :: 540.797.3496
Here you can find furniture hand crafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. I enjoy creating quality, custom furniture with the finest materials through precise techniques and craftsmanship. Browse around at my work, I'd love to add a lifetime of beauty in your home with a custom piece just for you.
You can also choose from a large selection of slabs, mantles and other reclaimed wood. My showroom has slabs cut from many different types of wood, some of which are very unique.
Featured Item of the Week: McCormick-Deering Hammer Mill (See pictures to right) This weeks featured item is the McCormick-Deering hammer mill we have in one of our display rooms. When we salvage old barns and buildings we often find very cool, antique items such as this one. This hammer mill was in one of the old buildings we took down here in Floyd County, VA.
A hammer mill is a mill whose purpose is to shred or crush aggregate material into smaller pieces by the repeated blows of little hammers. A hammer mill such as this one would have been used on the farm to mill grains such as corn into coarse flour to be fed to livestock. A farmer who had his own hammer mill could create his own feed from his crops without having to haul it to big commercial mills. The mill could be powered using a tractor and a pulley to turn the steel drum. Various grinding screen sizes could be used to produce a wide range of particle sizes.
One interesting fact is that McCormick-Deering was never a company itself, but instead the trademark name of a line of tractors and farm machinery manufactured by the International Harvester Co. In 1902, five of the largest farm equipment manufacturing companies, including McCormick and Deering, merged to form the IHC. Following this merge, the IHC released parallel lines of equipment, McCormick and Deering due to the loyal customers for each name. Finally in 1923, due to the difficulties of producing multiple lines of equipment, the company merged the two names and the famous McCormick-Deering line of machinery was born.
Click below to see previous featured items.
Featured Item of the Week, June 21
Featured Item of the Week, June 14
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