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.







New Hand-Scraped Hickory Floor




We recently installed and finished this beautiful 7 Inch hickory hand-scraped hardwood floor in a beautiful home near Gamaliel, AR, constructed by Ozark Custom Country Homes.  The floor has no stain, just a natural oil based finish to let the beauty of the wood show through.

Hope you enjoy the pictures of this one of a kind unique floor.

Beautiful Hand Scraped Floor near Danville Arkansas

We Recently installed and finished a Wide Plank Hand Scraped White Oak floor in a beautiful home near Danville, AR.   The floor was rustic white oak, mixed width 6,7 and 8 inch wide planks.   The floor was finished with a Minwax Jacobean color and oil based finish.  You can see by the pictures, the floor turned out very nice.











Unique Mixed Hardwood Floor

The mill where we buy the majority of our wood has a product that they call “Mixed Hardwood”.  This flooring is a hodgepodge of many different types of flooring that they accumulate over time that come along with their regular species.

The owners of the mill went thru a run and counted the different species at one time, and counted around 20 different species of wood that was in that particular run.  Everything from Sassafras, Gum, Soft Maple, Osage Orange, Birch, Beech, and everything in between.

An Architect working on a project in Harrison Arkansas wanted something unique for a the home and after he and the owners saw a sample of this floor, they decided it was exactly what they wanted.   Since that time we have used it in several different floors in the area.

One thing for sure about this floor, you’ll never get the same floor twice.  So if you’re looking for something totally unique for your home, maybe Mixed Hardwood” is for you.

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Hand Scraped “Heart” Hickory Floor


These are photos of a Hand Scraped “Heart Hickory” floor that we did in Texas in 2009.   Heart Hickory is hickory that has been graded out at the mill has 100% Heart wood.  It is the “brown part” of the hickory, so there is no white wood whatsoever.    In some cases, it nearly looks like walnut, but is just a bit lighter in color.  It is also very hard, even more hard that standard hickory in general, because the “heartwood” of hickory is harder than the sapwood.

In 2009, a good friend of mine who is also in the Hardwood Flooring business in Kerrville, Texas, had to have a hip replacement, and needed our help on this special 3000 Square Foot project.   We scraped this floor in our shop, hauled it to Texas, and installed and finished in a few days.   This is a special “heart” hickory, that only contains the dark wood from the hickory, none of the white wood.  It is a very hard wood, and more uniform in color than standard hickory.  This turned out to be a beautiful floor, in a beautiful home.