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Reclaimed Wood

Description

Our reclaimed wood is salvaged from abandoned barns and factories throughout the Northeast, many of which were built between 1700 and 1920. Columns, structural timbers, siding and thick decking are deconstructed from floors, walls and roofing systems to provide different types of wood fiber and several grades of material. These materials have an authentic weathered appearance featuring nail holes, knots, checking, color contrast, worm holes, bolt holes, saw marks, surface patina and other characteristics.

Many of materials are derived from large buildings, which allows for large structural timbers. Other materials are obtained from primitive cabins and bars, which provides a variety of species and sizes.

Materials obtained from the Northeast are notable for their tensile strength, because colder regions have shorter growing seasons, which result in tighter growth rings. In addition, materials obtained from older structures tend to be far stronger than material obtained from newer structures or virgin timber. Another benefit of reclaimed wood is that the use of such materials removes materials from the waste stream, minimizing the impact of new construction.

Products

Our selection of Reclaimed Wood includes:

Barn Siding (mixed species)
Reclaimed Barn Siding will feature a random mix of naturally faded colors respective to the selection. Colors in Grey/Brown siding can range from dark to light gray/brown. Original Paint can range from saturated to very light faded color.

Hickory
Hickory is reclaimed from barn beams found in the midwest, each Hickory plank is hand-selected for unique colors and features that can only be found in slow-growth wood that has been naturally aged. This material features wide variations in color, from nearly white to dark brown, and a delicate balance of sound cracks, checking, wormholes and knots. It is the strongest North American commercial wood available.

New England Hemlock
New England Hemlock is reclaimed throughout the Northeast, primarily in New England from old barns and cabins, and has a tendency to be very grainy with a very pronounced knot structure. As the material weathers, the grain begins to lift; making it more vulnerable to the mill’s “Bear Wood” finishing process which further exposes the grain. Light checking exists in the fiber.

Oak
Oak is reclaimed from wood joists, rafters, granary boards, siding and floor boards in old barns and other wooden structures. Reclaimed Oak hardwood flooring – known for its strength, durability and resistance to wear – is among our most popular flooring choices. It has warm earth tones, tight knot structure, slight checking and varying grain patterns. Expect original saw marks, nail holes, sound cracks, checking and wormholes.

Original Mix
Featuring a selection of hardwoods.

Select Mix
Featuring only the finest and most rare hardwoods, Select mix includes antique cherry, walnut and chestnut.

Wormy Chestnut
Wormy Chestnut is reclaimed from old factories and mills in the form of structural beams, timbers and joists. For centuries, the American chestnut tree was prized for its strong, straight-grained wood that was easy to saw and split. Sadly, during the early to mid-1900s, this once vital hardwood timber tree was virtually destroyed in the eastern United States by an Asian blight fungus. With this commercially extinct wood, expect planks ranging in color from lustrous tan to dark chocolate with an open, yet tight grain texture. Reclaimed Wormy Chestnut also features some original saw marks, nail holes, sound cracks and checking in addition to its trademark wormholes.

Coatings

Reclaimed wood may be left Uncoated, or it can specified in a Natural Oil or UV Cure Aluminum Oxide coating. The differences between each are noted below:

Uncoated
Uncoated materials are suitable for clients wishing to apply their own site sand and finish or for textured wall paneling. Uncoated materials preserve more surface patina and saw marks than materials treated with UV Cure Aluminum Oxide or Natural Oil.

Natural Oil
Natural Oil is a penetrating sealer that deepens the color of the wood and highlights its natural grain. This Natural Oil coating contains no VOC or low VOC and has no effect on indoor air quality. It meets the requirements set by the LEED Building Rating System and may be used to earn LEED IEQ 4.4 Credit. Natural Oil is suitable for applications requiring a protective coating that can be easily repaired and maintained. Compared to UV Cure Aluminum Oxide, Natural Oil is more prone to nicks and scratches in a commercial setting.

Water-Based Polyurethane
Materials treated with Water-Based Polyurethane are ideal for commercial applications requiring a durable, protective coating with a slight sheen. By comparison, Water-Based Polyurethane coatings will not darken materials as much as the Natural Oil Coating. Water-Based Polyurethane is the hardest coating on the market, but is more difficult to spot treat than Natural Oil Coatings. This finish cannot be replicated on site. Our Water-Based Polyurethane coating contains 0% VOC and has no effect on indoor air quality. It meets the requirements set by the LEED Building Rating System and may be used to earn LEED IEQ 4.4 Credit.

Pre-finished materials are suitable for projects with a tight construction schedule, as materials arrive on site filled, finished and ready for installation following acclimation.  Note that all pre-coated materials are precision-milled to allow maximum adhesion of the coating; this production process reduces the visibility of surface patina and saw marks.

Applications

Reclaimed wood is highly desirable for its patina, durability and sustainability. Reclaimed wood is generally more durable than freshly-lumbered wood. For example, unlike freshly-lumbered Pine, Reclaimed Heart Pine is considered a hardwood with a tight grain that often possesses more than seven growth rings per inch. Most species are suitable for residential as well as medium-traffic commercial applications. The care and maintenance procedures for wood are different than that of a hard surface material such as natural stone or porcelain tile. Softwoods (Fir and Butternut) as well as softer hardwoods (such as Chestnut and Walnut) will show more wear than harder hardwoods such as Hickory, Maple or Oak. All wood will show more wear than hard-surface materials such as natural stone or porcelain tile.

Please contact your Stone Source Sales Consultant for more information.

Sampling + Ordering

Samples and submittal samples of this natural material are to be used as a general guide. Samples are not a direct representation of an entire floor. Samples, pictures or representations provided are to demonstrate the general characteristics and appearance of the material and are in no way a guarantee all of the characteristics that will appear in your order. Each completed floor is truly unique and one of a kind.

When calculating normal flooring installation square footage, industry standards suggest adding a 5%-10% waste factor. Add an additional 5-7% for spaces that require an angle or radius cut.

Flooring is commonly manufactured in random lengths. Random lengths are generally 2’-12’ in solid wood and 2’-10’ in engineered though they vary based on the wood selection. Each floor is produced for optimal yield and the length results vary with each floor. With an order of random length materials, boards will generally be up to 12'.

Flooring purchased in random widths will vary based on the wood selection. Each floor is produced for optimal yield and the width results vary with each floor. Random width flooring is more traditional and available in a number of width ranges. The two widest widths within the order will comprise a minimum of 25% of the total order. Stone Source will provide an exact count after the order is milled.

Installation

If requested, Stone Source can provide a laying sequence for an order that’s based on shape and square footage of the space and the material provided.

Acclimation time frame is dependent on many factors including the conditions and climate at time of delivery. The goal is to ensure the moisture content of the wood is relative to the living conditions and remains consistent; industry standards suggest 30-50% humidity level and 60-80 degree temperatures. Acclimation for unfinished materials is 7-10 days and pre-finished is 10-14 days. To properly acclimate materials, the wood should be unpacked and left in the dry, temperature controlled jobsite after all other construction has been completed. Failure to properly acclimate materials may result in the boards warping.

Although there are many different thoughts and practices on which installation method is best, it is suggested that the installer adhere to the National Wood Flooring Association Guidelines on hardwood floor installation.

Products
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Barn Siding
Naturally Weathered
Uncoated
Barn Siding
Naturally Weathered
Pre-Finished
Barn Siding
Naturally Weathered
Pre-Finished
Hickory
Re-sawn
Natural Oil
Hickory
Re-Sawn
Uncoated
Oak
Re-Sawn
Uncoated
Oak
Re-Sawn
Uncoated
Oak
Skip Dressed
Natural Oil
Oak
Skip Dressed
Uncoated
Oak
Sanded
Natural Oil
Oak
Sanded
Uncoated
Original Mix
Skip Dressed
Natural Oil
Original Mix
Skip Dressed
Uncoated
Select Mix
Sanded
Natural Oil
Select Mix
Sanded
Uncoated
Wormy Chestnut
Sanded
Natural Oil

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