Character White Oak Flooring in Lake House

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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.

Affordable Custom Hardwood Furniture

Dining Furniture, Hardwood Custom Furniture

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

Wide Plank Character Flooring

Wide Plank Character Flooring







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.

It’s All in the Details

pic4 Here's 3", 4" and 6" wide, 2 - 10 foot length character white oak flooring. This job in Delaware, MD is a great example of what can be done to turn an affordable plank flooring into a beautiful custom project. If you order your wood in shorter lengths you can save money for other flooring elements. These homeowners included unique details like a compass rose as well as toe molding which creates an elegant transition from floor to wall.  .

Brown Maple Bedroom Furniture

IMG_3560 This bedroom set was made from brown maple. Our customer saw the 2-tone furniture in a catalog and wanted a high quality Amish made bedroom set. The brown maple was a perfect choice because of its smooth closed grain. Drawer fronts were left natural, and the rest including the knobs were stained dark. This turned out to be one of our favorite "looks" and was still a very affordable set..

Library Welcome Center

Library Welcome Center

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.