The main family room of Moriah was floored with an amazing grade of vintage heart-pine lumber. Some of these floor boards are 18 feet long and 14 inches wide. All of them are over an inch thick.
I made a few phone calls to firms that specialize in creating flooring from reclaimed beams to see if any could provide me with replacements in case I lost a few in salvaging Mariah… all cautioned me that I should keep my loss ratio to zero… that a replacement was not possible.
I ended up creating three new rooms within Moriah by eliminating the waste that came from the previous use of cathedral ceilings, and so, I needed additional flooring.
So, I made use of “the excessive wood”, from the rooms that were overflowing with wood paneling, such as those bathrooms. I took all these odd pieces of random sized lumber and created uniform flooring that I then glued down to the sub floor in a herring bone pattern.
My office floor is now chestnut (how many people have a chestnut floor?), and one of the newly created bedrooms has a beautiful heart-pine, one-of-a-kind, floor.
Originally posted 2015-04-05 14:46:51.