Chestnut Flooring

Old growth timbers come from structures such as barns, homes and factories that have stood for well over a hundred years. These buildings have become no longer usable in their present condition and instead of demolishing them to take to a landfill, we carefully disassemble them and remill the lumber into usable building products such as flooring, wall paneling etc. By using reclaimed wood that was harvested over a hundred years ago, we are lessening the damage to valuable ecosystems and reducing the destructive over harvesting of the new wood plantations and forests. 

Resawn Chestnut

This once abundant tree is our most rare wood. In the early 1900’s, the American Chestnut, or “Wormy Chestnut”, was nearly wiped out due to a blight that was brought in from Japan. Now the only way to get this beautiful wood is by reclaiming. Chestnut was highly resistant to decay, therefor was the top choice for building log homes and barns. The honey-yellow hues to caramel browns give any room a welcoming feeling of warmth and comfort unparalleled by any contemporary species. It has a Janka Hardness Scale rating of 540.

Colonial Chestnut

This flooring comes from original chestnut barn boards that have been weathering and distressing for hundreds of years. They are full of character which can include nail holes, nail stains, wormholes and saw marks. Their coloring can range from golden honey to dark chocolate. These boards are lightly planed giving them their “distressed” look revealing their beautiful rustic appearance.

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