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Specialty

We are proud to offer some product lines that are a little out of the ordinary. Reclaimed wood benefits the consumer with a beautiful floor with character while aiding the environment. Our Lost River White Oak does both of these! American Chestnut has been virtually wiped out by the chestnut blight but our European Chestnut offers the same warmth and intriguing grain patterns of domestic chestnut and from the same species family. European White Oak has become tremendously popular in the past few years and we offer Euro oak options that are higher quality than many of the pedestrian options you will find in the US.

European Chesnut

Also known as European Chestnut, Sweet Chestnut, Spanish Chestnut, Castanea sativa

Specifications

Widths: Various widths and custom widths

Color Properties: Heartwood is a light to medium brown, darkening to a reddish brown with age. Narrow sapwood is well defined and is pale white to light brown.

Texture: Grain is straight to spiral or interlocked. With coarse, uneven texture.

Packaging: Packed in nested bundles and like lengths.

Finish: Unfinished and prefinished

Grades: Select and Rustic / Character

Hardness: 680

Stability: 6.9

Working Properties: Overall easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Chestnut splits easily, so care must be taken in nailing and screwing the wood. Due to its coarse texture, turning is mediocre. Glues, stains, and finishes well.

Durability: Very durable and rot resistant

Family: Fagaceae

Origin: Europe and Asia Minor

The wood photographs on this website cannot accurately represent actual color or appearance of the wood due to the differences in the way monitors render images.

References:

2004 National Wood Flooring Association “Wood Species Used In Wood Flooring”, Revised Edition

“The Wood Database” content used with permission.

“Tropical Timbers of the World”, Forest Products Lab, Madison, WI, 1984

USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

Reclaimed White Oak

White Oak is slightly harder than red oak and also is more durable. It has a high shock resistance and resists wear. Open grain with longer rays than red oak. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance, riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring, Quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger rays or butterflies.

Also known as American White Oak, Rock Oak, Basket Oak, Swamp Oak, Chestnut Oak, Cow Oak and Quercus Alba.

Specifications

Cuts: Plainsawn, Riftsawn, Quartersawn, Rift & Quartered, or Livesawn

Widths: Numerous widths or custom wider widths

Color Properties: Heartwood is light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quartersawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns. Conversely, red oak tends to be slightly redder, but is by no means a reliable method of determining the type of oak.

Packaging: Packaged in nested bundles or like length bundles

Finish: Material is supplied unfinished and prefinished.

Grades: Clear Grade, Select & Better, #1 Common, Rustic / Character Grade

Hardness: 1360

Stability: 10.05

Working Properties: Excellent machining qualities

Family: Fagaceae

Origin: North America

The wood photographs on this website cannot accurately represent actual color or appearance of the wood due to the differences in the way monitors render images.

References:

2004 National Wood Flooring Association “Wood Species Used In Wood Flooring”, Revised Edition

“The Wood Database” content used with permission.

“Tropical Timbers of the World”, Forest Products Lab, Madison, WI, 1984

USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

European White Oak

Also known as English Oak, or Quercus robur

Specifications

Widths: Various widths available, please inquire on current availability

Characteristics/Color Properties: Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quartersawn sections display prominent medullary ray fleck patterns.

Texture: Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture. May have irregular or interlocked grain depending on the growing conditions of the tree.

Packaging: Packed in nested bundles or like lengths.

Finish: Unfinished and prefinished

Grades: Clear, Select & Better, Common, and Rustic

Hardness: 1120

Stability: 8.4

Working Properties: Produces good results with hand and machine tools. Can react with iron (particularly when wet) and cause staining and discoloration. Responds well to steam bending. Glues, stains, and finishes well.

Durability: Very durable

Family: Fagaceae

Origin: Most of Europe to Asia Minor and Northern Africa

The wood photographs on this website cannot accurately represent actual color or appearance of the wood due to the differences in the way monitors render images.

References:

2004 National Wood Flooring Association “Wood Species Used In Wood Flooring”, Revised Edition

“The Wood Database” content used with permission.

“Tropical Timbers of the World”, Forest Products Lab, Madison, WI, 1984

USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

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