At Old Wood, we take pride in the fact that we have been working with woods for generations. Wide plank floors have been in use for centuries, and have stood as a timeless classic in a number of different architectural styles. Generally, wind plank floors are known as anything over 6-8 inches; we have taken it to the next level, and routinely create floors with widths between 13-24”. The recent large forest fires across the United States have given us a unique opportunity to salvage large, old trees to be turned into beautiful very wide plank floors. We have been working on our process and training our craftsmen for years to make these special floors, and we believe that the result is exemplary.
These floors are “all about custom”, so finishes are available in a wide array of textures and styles. You are the customer, and we can finish your floor to your own special specifications. Museum grade finishes like circle sawn, wire brushed, cobbler finishes, hand planed or scraped are available and encouraged.
Very Wide Planks can be had up to 24” in width and up to 20 long.
Our standard mix is 8-10-12-14-16-18” wide. Depending on stock, we can get you boards of 20 inches and wider without problem. Given time, we can even raise that bar. Our boards are generally 3’-11’ in length, although longer lengths are available on a custom basis.
Thickness is either 7/8” or a full 1”, depending on our customer and their application. Thicker can be milled on a custom basis, though our standard thickness is often adequate enough for most installations.
At Old Wood, our boards are generally pre-drilled in appropriate patterns for screws, plugs or square pegs. If you’d rather do this yourself, just let us know.
Of course we have a wide range of colors available, and we are more than happy to work with you to create an oil or stain color that is unique to your project. We offer French bleeds, multi-hued stains, multi-layered antiquing and other finishes. We can top coat with our own House Oil Blend or Danish/Swedish oils of your choice. Whitened, pickled finishes are amazing looks and very available, but we do NOT recommend lye soaps as we have found them caustic to our employees and our own eyes. Wide-plank floors may be urethaned at our facility, although we recommend applying that after installation.
Pricing/Value: Very Wide Planks are so variable that we’d prefer to offer you our very best price once we know what you would really like and how we can best serve you. It may be that pegging and/or final finishing are best done on site or that we can offer you a slightly different mix to save you a bit. We will not be undersold when comparing “apples to apples”, and our prices are drastically below those of comparable EU makers. We believe our technique is truly equal to or better than all makers we are familiar with in all respects, and our pre-drilling for plugs or pegs is unique to our knowledge. We know our seasoning/drying is the best! We can air dry better in the Southwestern United States than they can in Denmark in a kiln! We dry kiln too, of course, and your boards will be a legitimate 6%.