The Maple Tree

December 8th, 2016|Maple, Types of Wood|

The sugar maple (acer saccharum) is one of the most photographed and famous trees in the world. The tree is found mostly in the eastern provinces of Canada and in the U.S. ranging from Minnesota to Tennessee to Maine. A healthy sugar maple can live to be over 400 years old and grow to around [...]

The American Chestnut

November 1st, 2016|American Chestnut, Types of Wood|

The American Chestnut (castenea dentate) has been one of the most important trees in American history and one of the finest trees in the world. It is a deciduous tree in the beech family and before the 20th century existed all throughout the eastern United States. Alas in the early 1900s fungal blight from imported [...]

Rustic Themed Retailers

May 16th, 2016|Antique Oak, Types of Flooring, Types of Wood|

Rustic Themed Retailers Go For Reclaimed Oak Flooring Most of us who are old enough, remember Banana Republic stores as one of the earliest rustic themed retailers. As I remember them, there was some character wood around the cash wrap and displays, but very little anywhere else. (And certainly no reclaimed wood flooring! ) The [...]