Reclaimed lumber is the only supply source for old growth American chestnut floors
In the years prior to the early 1900’s, Chestnut was utilized for a variety of exterior application due to it’s natural resistance to rot and decay. The Chestnut tree was prized for its strong, straight grained wood that was easy to mill. This abundant hardwood tree that grew up to 200 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 14 feet was virtually destroyed in the Appalachians by an Asian bark fungus imported by chestnut lumber or trees from Japan and China. Within 40 years, approximately 40 billion American chestnut trees almost disappeared. Reclaimed lumber is the only supply source available for old growth American chestnut.
Natural resistance to rot and decay
Strong, straight grained wood that is easily milled
Distinguished grain patterns and rich color that is perfect for flooring
Our Reclaimed Chestnut is sourced from East Coast and Midwest vintage structures that produce a distinctive character with rich, aged light brown color. Each piece is milled from a combination of barn boards, beams, and joists, and hand selected to produce wide plank floors with a delicate balance of sound cracks, checking, wormholes, and knots. This material has aged over time to produce a unique blend of light brown wood tones with distinguished, monolithic grain pattern that can often be mistaken for oak.
Unique character with rich, aged light brown wood tones and distinguished, monolithic grain pattern
Surface: Original Aged Texture, Re-milled smooth, or wire brushed
Wide Plank Face Widths: 3” to 10”
Wide Plank Lengths: 2’ to 12’
Wide Plank Thickness: 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4”
Milling: Solid or Engineered