Antique Wide Plank Chestnut
- Widths: 4″ – 12″
- Lengths: 2′ – 14′
- Custom milled thickness & edges
- Solid & Engineered planks available
- Sourced from old barns, many well over 100 years old
- Rich natural patina with deep caramel colors
We enjoy telling stories about each of the wood types and with our reclaimed – or “antique” – plank floors we also get to tell the story about the buildings where the wood beams were recovered from. You’ll see signs of each building’s fascinating history in a nail hole, a gentle crack that has stood the test of time, or some staining from the construction bolts.
Each plank represents an interesting chapter in the story of how our country was built. Feel free to embellish when you tell your friends about it!
It started with the Barn Raising
A barn built in only two days, without pay. A chance for members of a community to work together, break bread together, and then celebrate a job well done, often with a barn dance. Barn-raisings were a fundamental part of 18th- and 19th-century American farm life. Since farms were the source of livelihood for many homesteaders, the barn was usually built first, before any other dwelling or building.
Sturdily handcrafted of chestnut, oak, and other hardwoods, many of these barns still stand, a picturesque part of Americana that reminds us to work hard, help our neighbors, and love our families.What story will you tell about your floors?