Black Walnut Planking

The common name walnut derives from Old English wealhhnutu, literally 'foreign nut' because it was introduced from Gaul and Italy. These trees typically grow anywhere from 35 feet to 130 feet tall. The sapwood is creamy white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. It is usually supplied steamed, to darken the sapwood. The wood is generally straight-grained; sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure. Walnut is a tough hardwood of medium density, with moderate bending and crushing strengths, and low stiffness. It has a good steam-bending classification.

White Oak Plank Flooring

White oak grows abundantly throughout the eastern United States from the South, up through the Appalachian area, northward into areas of southeastern Canada. Oak is the most widely available hardwood with White Oak second to Red Oak in abundance. White Oak is heavy, hard and very strong and its distinctive course, straight grain has longer rays than red oak. White Oak is a popular selection for flooring, stair parts, architectural pulpits, pews, furniture and cabinetry. Its water-resistant characteristics have made it a preferred choice for ship timbers, barrels, paneling and decorative veneers.

Wide Pine Flooring

Among the most popular of the flooring milled here, our Eastern White Pine flooring is an ideal choice if you want to achieve the “wide plank” floor style common in the Berkshires. Pine flooring is tongue and grooved and available in widths of 6”, 8”, 10” and 12”. Our graders follow the standards of the Northeastern Lumber Manufactures’ Association (NELMA) to ensure only high end, premium grade pine. Eastern Pine is light in gravity, moderately strong, and it’s even texture makes this species easy to work with. Uses range from architectural millwork, furniture, cabinetry, interior trim, knotty pine paneling, floors and doors.

Ash Plank Flooring

Ash is common in the Eastern United States and has a wide-straight grain pattern similar to Oak. It is a strong, resilient wood and used to make baseball bats, boating oars, and shovel and axe handles. Hard and durable, Ash is also used as a secondary wood in furniture and cabinetry.

Birch Plank Flooring

Birch has been used to make everything from beer to toothpicks. This wood is relatively straight-grained with a fine uniform texture. Birch is hard, strong and shock resistance, with good bending properties. Generally common to the Eastern US and Great Lakes states; its primary uses include furniture, flooring, millwork, panel doors, kitchen cabinets, turnings and toys.

Cherry Plank Flooring

Cherry’s natural beauty and distinguishing qualities make it command to be admired. Its uniform, straight grain, satiny, smooth texture tells you why the Shaker’s and Stickley Furniture choose cherry for their furniture needs. Typically, cherry becomes richer with age and exposure to light and is used for fine furniture, cabinet making, flooring, mouldings, millwork, kitchen cabinets, paneling, doors, boat interiors, musical instruments, turnings, and carvings

Maple Plank Flooring

Maple has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days and is a standard for cutting boards because of its toughness and “no taste” to food qualities. The coloring traits of Hard Maple are something to behold with the varying amounts of darker brown heartwood contrasting with the sapwood creamy white. This wood is highly resistant to abrasion and wears flawlessly with excellent strength properties. Maple finds uses in flooring (domestic, ballroom & gymnasium), furniture, paneling, kitchen cabinets, worktops, tabletops, butcher blocks, toys, kitchenware, millwork, stairs, handrails, mouldings, and doors. 

Red Oak Plank Flooring

The Latin work for Red Oak means “A Fine Tree” which transforms into America’s term for: railroad ties, plows, looms, barrels, furniture and floors. This species is one of the most abundant grown in the Northeastern hardwood forests. Red Oak is similar to white oak but has a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays and is mostly straight-grained, with a course texture. Red Oak machines well, can be stained to a good finish; is hard and heavy, maintains medium bending strength and stiffness, and has a high crushing strength while being wear resistant.

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