This home sits on its own point overlooking Candlewood Lake in Western Connecticut. Beautifully built and situated, they chose a very wide plain Character White Oak floor. With it’s natural oil base polyurethane finish, all knots and characteristics of the wood show through. This was truly a spectacular project.
It started with a pie safe for our new home. With our open floor plan, we had a lot of space but, little storage. So, then we got a hutch and another pie safe (double this time). Followed by a coffee table, a deacon’s bench, chairs, a trestle table and multiple sets of nesting tables. Our final purchases from Housatonic Hardwoods were a bed frame and an entertainment center.
Since we no longer had a pick-up truck, Bob and his boys kindly, at no charge, delivered them to our home. Perhaps they wanted to get a peek of the house the Amish furnished!”
Marel & Cliff Rogers
This beautiful custom timber frame home overlooking Lake Waramaug and the Litchfield hills is a great example of the use of a wide plank character floor. Staining the floor a darker color helped to create a uniform color, but also allowed the knots and imperfections of a character grade floor to show through. This is perfect for a casual weekend home in the country.
Kent School, a private boarding school in Kent, CT was giving their old library a face-lift. Housatonic Hardwoods provided many new custom, solid wood shelf tops and other custom pieces through-out the library. All were stain matched to their other existing pieces. In addition, they wanted a welcome center which they could put at the front door of the library that would accommodate a computer work station and hide the power source. With a little coercion, we were able to convince one of our Amish furniture builders to construct this unusual piece out of oak with a curved front. We will work with you on any special piece you are looking to create.