The story of your floor:
Its journey started a few hundred years ago as a seed, growing a century or more into a mature tree. It was then harvested in the 1800s or early 1900s and milled into timber, flooring, or siding for the building, barn, or factory it would serve. As these structures outlived their usefulness, they were abandoned or demolished and disposed of in landfills or burned. Fast forward to the last 30 years. The full time acquisitions team works across the nation to ‘rescue’ antique wood.
Once in their 9-acre yard, the timbers or planks are labeled, digitally cataloged, and stacked until needed. Once selected, the piece is moved to the denailing station where any metal artifacts are removed by hand using metal detectors. Next, the timbers move to the head saw, then the resaw where they’re milled into planks, sorted, and sent to our kiln to dry. After a few days, the “moulder blanks” meet the expert molders where they’re given precision tongue and groove. The planks then go through quality control and are shipped to us.