2018-03-07 / Front Page

Kameron Taylor prepares for Engineering career

By Deborah Bennett
Millen News editor


TOP PICTURE Kameron Taylor is shown in the wood working shop at Terry’s Reclaimed Lumber and Décor. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) TOP PICTURE Kameron Taylor is shown in the wood working shop at Terry’s Reclaimed Lumber and Décor. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) Kameron Taylor has plans to pursue a degree in Engineering upon graduation from Jenkins County High School (JCHS) this year. For the present, however, he is content to put his talents to work at Terry’s Reclaimed Lumber and Décor on Hwy. 25 in Millen.

Kameron has worked at the business after school and on week-ends for two years building, demolishing, and sanding furniture and other items made from “reclaimed” lumber. Items he has created include barn doors, farm tables, benches, cabinets and chairs. He, along with other employees crafted the tables at Round’s Seafood, Pizza and More Restaurant in Millen.

“That was a group effort,” Kameron said. The group includes owner, Terry Deal, and employees Mike Young and Tauna Roberson.


BOTTOM PICTURE From left, are Kameron Taylor, Mike Young, Tauna Roberson and Terry Deal, owner, of Terry’s Reclaimed Lumber and Décor. BOTTOM PICTURE From left, are Kameron Taylor, Mike Young, Tauna Roberson and Terry Deal, owner, of Terry’s Reclaimed Lumber and Décor. Kameron attributes his love for wood-working to his father.

“I have always helped my dad a lot in his wood shop and I enjoy taking shop classes at JCHS,” he said.

His other interests are typical - fishing and hunting.

Mr. Deal explained that customers usually bring him a design for an item they want and he and his crew build the item for them from the reclaimed lumber that is piled high on the grounds of the business.

I don’t like to paint reclaimed wood. I just like to leave it as it is,” Mr. Deal explained.

Kameron is the son of Oklaus and Monica Taylor of Millen.

Terry’s Reclaimed Lumber and Décor has been open for about three years. Hours of operations are Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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