MATERIAL CHARACTER

traditional handcrafted furniture

Each of our reclaimed wood products has it’s own individual character. While we remove structural defects from our products, we choose to leave as much reclaimed character as possible. By choosing reclaimed wood you choose to preserve and celebrate the pastoral history of each plank. Every board used is another board saved from the landfill and another tree standing.

 

The best way to determine if reclaimed wood is a good aesthetic fit for your project, please request samples. Our samples are good introductions of what our products will look like. The best way to get a feel for our products is to schedule a time to come by our Richmond showroom to view our full range of products. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

We have listed below, for your convenience, a range of material characteristics. If the product you are interested contains any of these characteristics it will be listed on the product specification sheet. By request and for a fee, we can often create “select” versions of products by choosing boards that do not contain certain characteristics. If you have questions or would like more information please contact us.

 

Nail Holes

 

We remove all metal from our reclaimed materials with minimal damage to the surface of the wood.

Checks

 

Checks are small surface cracks along the growth rings of a board. We defect any that would be a structural issue.

Saw Kerf

 

Saw kerf is the texture an old saw leaves behind on the surface of reclaimed boards. This is only visible on original surface products and on the miss sections of our hit and miss products.

Knots

 

A knot is the base of a side branch or dormant bud. We always fill knot holes in our flooring and often in our furniture.

Mineral Stains

 

A mineral stain is a place where a sediment was deposited onto the board, due to exposure to the elements, discoloring a section. This is only visible on original surface products and on the miss sections of our hit and miss products.

Beam Pockets

 

Specific to beams is the remnants of the mortise and tenon joints that kept them assembled in the rafters of barns. Many of our beams have “pockets” and occasionally some still contain the accompanying tab and pegs that would attach to a neighboring beam. (such as the one above)