Rustic Sawed Plank Re-Claimed Oiled Pine Beauty

We recently re-oiled a beautiful re-claimed 12 inch wide sawed pine plank floor in Conway.   This home was built about 12 years ago and has one of the most unique floors that we’ve seen.   The floor was 2700 Square Feet of re-claimed heart pine planks that had been re-claimed from an old factory that was torn down near St. Louis, Missouri.  The original planks were about 2 inches thick, and they were sawed in half, but the original flooring company milled the planks where the old side was used as flooring to retain the old patina.


We contacted the original flooring company who installed and finished the floor, who was actually (and still is) located in Wisconsin, and did some research on how the floor was originally finished.   This is something that you want to be absolutely sure about before you start putting a new finish down on a unique floor such as this!!!     This is obviously NOT and inexpensive floor.


Even though the 12 year old floor had some wear, it was in surprisingly good shape in many areas.   We used the same oil as the original and gave the floor new life.  The re-oiling process brought back the depth, luster, and hid all but the deepest of scratches in the old pine floor.    I am really impressed with this product, in durability, application and ease of re-coating/repair, so we intend to start using more of this product on these types of rustic, distressed or hand-scraped floors in the future.


Sorry for the quality of these pictures, because they were taken from my camera phone.   I hope to get back into the house soon with my better camera and take some better photos after the new owners have moved in.







2 Rustic Hickory Projects


Rustic Hickory with a Skip-Sawn Distress

And Rustic #2 and #3 Hickory Floor in a Cabin, with Cedar Stairs

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Rustic Hickory – Ship Deck Distressed

Pictures of a Rustic Hickory Floor with a Ship Deck Distressed in Russellville, Arkansas

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Reclaimed Red Oak

There are about as many kinds of distressed floors as there are individual tastes.    We have clients ask about distressed floors all the time, nearly weekly.  My most used comment about distressed floors is, “One person’s distressing is another person’s destruction”.    A lot of people, in past years myself included, would just cringe at the thought of a distressed or beat up floor.  But distressed floors have become very popular in the past few years, and we’ve done our share of them.

They come in every form.   From what I would call a “light distressing” which would include some “worm hole” looking areas, a few deep natural looking scratches, and various dents and dings.  To a wholesale hand scraping, which we have done quite a bit of, and that has it’s own section on the website.  There are saw mark distresses, and what we call “ship’s deck” which is done with a chisel or a gouge, and takes out a pretty good chunk of wood here and there.

I would also include the “reclaimed” wood in this category.   We have access to suppliers that have wood that has been reclaimed out of old barns or factories that have a special patina that you just can’t get with what most would call “new wood”.    This type of material can get very expensive, mainly just because of supply and demand….or mainly just supply, because there is a very limited quantity of this material around.  These types of floors really give the client a floor that is truly unique however.

Skip Sawn Hickory

Skipsawn Hickory

Sawn Douglas Fir


Ship's Deck Hickory


Ship's Deck Hickory

Antique Oak

Antique Oak

Hand Scraped Cherry