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Reclaim a Piece of History: Chestnut

Reclaim a Piece of History: Chestnut

Reclaim a Piece of History: Chestnut
This species of wood no longer grows in the American forests. Any chestnut wood today comes from old structures, barns and industrial buildings built before the Chestnut blight in the early 20th century. Re-sawn beams and re-milled siding creates the Chestnut flooring of today. It is becoming scarce as these old buildings disappear and is usually the most expensive of the antique flooring materials.
It’s Characteristics:
Antique chestnut is characterized by its strength, and unique open grained wood with a high level of resistance to decay. This flooring, compared to other antique flooring, is apt to have more and larger nail holes, excessive worm holes and checking, and major color difference from one board to the next. It produces a rustic floor with the unique natural Chestnut color which includes rich hues and buttery smoothness, intermixed with dark weathered areas, especially along the edges of the planks.
It’s Price:
The price for chestnut may be more than other hardwoods but we think it’s worth its value. If it’s too rich for your blood but you love it, you may want to think about using it on an accent wall, or in a smaller room or even a peninsula or counter top rather than an entire room just to have a beautiful piece of history in your home!
It’s Value:
The majority of this wood has been preserved for hundreds of years, and is now being salvaged and repurposed as wood flooring. Because the supply is limited, the value is much higher. One day it may be priceless!

Maple

Maple

We think a classic American maple hardwood floor looks best in a natural state, with a clear sealant finish to allow the pretty grain and buttery tones to shine through.

 

Heart Pine Flooring

Heart Pine Flooring

 

Heart pine is wood that comes from the center (heart) of the pine tree. Heart pine is a little harder than the sapwood, which makes it ideal for flooring. It is still considered a softwood, however, and that is why it is important that you understand that it may get dents and dings in it due to normal wear and tear. If your home is more formally styled, then you may not like the look of theheart pines, because it tends to be more casual styled.

Rustic Chic Interior Design

Rustic Chic Interior Design

Rustic Chic is all about the Wood – From Walls to Ceilings to Flooring!

Incorporating reclaimed and new wood elements into your home design allows you to create a truly unique home. Modern design ideas that attractively blend reclaimed wood and old house design elements into new homes make an impressive statement

Reclaimed Wood: Recycled wood is one of modern interior design trends that add to living spaces appeal. Salvaged wood adds fantastic texture, gray and brown color shades to modern house design. Old wooden floors give unique character to living spaces. Imperfections, cracks and scratches are wonderful details that have their own unique history. (Below flooring is reclaimed Tobacco Wood that is reclaimed from old tobacco barns).

 

 

 

 

 

High Wooden Ceilings: High ceiling designs with reclaimed wood beams give modern interior design a spectacular look and add spaciousness, impressive feel and unique style to redesigned living spaces. Original ceiling designs with wooden beams and joists, combined with wooden, brick or stone walls create a complete open spaces in vintage style, highlighting important elements of barn house design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Designs: Blending old house design elements into a new building or converting an old rural building into a modern home creates beautiful results, preserving old and enhancing modern ideas with traditional materials and rustic textures.

 

 

 

 

 

Whether it’s in the kitchen, bathroom or living room, there is pretty much no space that does not look charming with rustic decor. And, then add a little modern chic to the mix and you have a bold but warm and welcoming place to call home!

 

 

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