The pieces in this collection are designed to establish a distinctive atmosphere to a living space. In addition to that atmosphere is the tactile experience of the floor against your feet. Whether it's smooth, textured, or something in between, each of these pieces can be tailored to suit any design vision.
An old 4x4 and 2x4 from my family's barn was sliced into 3/4" thick pieces. The pieces are glued into place and finished with three coats of tung oil. The pattern options are endless and quite unique.
Hand scraped with an emphasis on chatter marks, this character hickory is hand sanded two times before being finished with a linseed oil and wax.
Lightly hand scraped with hand eased edges, this character hickory is hand sanded two times before being finished with a linseed oil and wax.
Similar to the elegant oak, this hickory is subjected to the vinegar solution. The result is less dramatic than the white oak due to the lower tannin content of hickory. The hickory is finished with three coats of polyurethane.
A light hand scrape, subtle eased edges, and two hand sandings prior to the application of a vinegar solution that reacts with the tannin in the white oak. The reaction turns the oak very dark while still allowing for variation and grain bleed through. The oak is finished with three coats of polyurethane.
Wide plank oak boards are distressed as well as edge scraped before applying a vinegar solution. The boards are then hand scraped removing the effects of the solution on all but the recessed distressed marks. After two hand sandings the oak is finished with shellac and wax.
Hand scraping walnut is like a nice dream. It lends the craftsman the ability to take liberties with the depth of the scrape. This is a patterned scrape at the long joints and one down the middle of the board. The walnut is finished with three coats of tung oil.
This is the original sample board from the forest to floor project. Wide varying with planks, band saw marks, hand eased edges, hand driven steel cut nails, and lightly sanded with a Trio. This maple was finished with a linseed oil and wax.