Category Archives: Heirloom Amish Furniture

Heirloom Amish Furniture

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,.
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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. .
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Engineered Rift-Quartered White Oak

Engineered Rift-Quartered White Oak

Engineered hardwood floors are made up of layers. The top layer is 100% natural wood, which comes in a variety of species. The bottom layer is also wood. … This makes engineered wood flooring a great option in rooms that are subject to moisture (like basements) or over concrete slab and radiant heating systems. But, if you want these floors in the main house, it’s hard to tell the difference between solid wood and engineered.