Traditional-Materials ‘ Antique timbers are salvaged from old barns, warehouses, bridges and other homes located both domestically and in Europe. These buildings are the source for reclaimed Douglas fir, white oak, old growth pine and many other wood varieties that are prized for their color, size, strength and straight grain.
These reclaimed timbers come in sizes that are often unattainable in timbers made today. Another source for reclaimed timbers are dead standing (from disease and forest fires), old blow-down trees and long abandoned or old lost logs that are retrieved through sustainable forest management practices.
Reclaimed timber and antique lumber can be used as is. This means constructing with available dimensions and accepting character marks, bolt holes, nail holes, notches, seasoning checks and cracking. Reclaimed wood timbers have a beauty, density and quality that is unique. Reclaimed beams are sought after for historical significance because they are recycled from buildings built around or before the turn of the last century.
Our reclaimed timbers come from old growth forests harvested decades ago. Recycling this salvaged wood also eliminates the need to cut our limit supply of current old growth forests.
Antique timber by its very nature, taking hundreds of years to mature, was not considered for replanting and is now replaced by faster growing timber.
Old-growth wood beams produce beautiful re-sawn used lumber. This antique lumber has an appealing patina and the character marks, vintage pigments and nail holes,mortise pockets add to its personality and really accent a home nicely. Whether you are building in old world or modern masterpieces, beams are always a very treasured interior accent.
Traditional Materials’ reclaimed wood flooring includes such species as; Douglas fir, Hardwood Barn Board, Chestnut, pine and Oak. The flooring is available in a variety of appearances and sizes including wide plank flooring and long plank flooring products. We also stock recycled narrow plank strip flooring reclaimed from buildings in which it was previously installed. This typically includes reclaimed Red & White Oak, Maple, and Pecan flooring.
The manufactured recycled wood flooring is available in both solid stock and engineered flooring while the strip flooring is only available in solid and is subject to availability. The Douglas fir, Hardwood Barn Board, and Chestnut flooring are manufactured in a variety of widths and lengths,
including mixed width applications. The reclaimed strip flooring is usually limited in width, length, and species to stock on hand.
The minimum order for recycled Douglas Fir, Pine, Spruce, reclaimed Oak, Elm, Chestnut, Hickory, Ash, Maple Pine, and Chestnut Wood Flooring is only limited by what we have currently in stock. And we have a large inventory of beams, wood flooring, wood paneling as well as original barn siding
All of our wood flooring and beams are shipped unfinished to the job site. Prior to delivery all the material is kiln dried, fumigated, brushed and cleaned according to the clients requirements. Upon request, we also can create box beams for any project.
All installation and finishing is done by the client or the clients contractor and should be installed using the guidelines provided by the National Wood Flooring Association. Vintage can modify the appearance of many of the flooring products through bleaching and/or different sanding techniques prior to delivery at additional cost.
Traditional Materials creates texture and cut marks created by the saw blade which provide a timeless aesthetic that calls back to a time when the human relationship with nature was more hands on. We value this process and cherish the opportunity to create a room that will never be forgotten.
Solid hand- hewn beams make a fabulous addition to any interior or exterior project. Solid hand hewn beams are best in a non-structural decorative design.
Antique hand hewn beams provide a robust, warm and comfortable vibe. Antique hand- hewn beams retain the original axe marks left behind by the gifted artisan who crafted them.
Antique rough sawn wood beams have a refined rustic appeal and include teeth marks from the actual blade once it was initially milled. Sawn wood beams give a more finished look when exposed in any room of the estate. They may be rough sawn or sanded or planed smooth. Sawn wood beams from Traditional Materials & Designs make beautiful accents as rails and mantels.
Antique Wood Beams – Most vintage beams that are hand hewn contain mortise cuts which adds to the authenticity and character of the wood beams. However, upon clients request, we can provide wood to fill these on the job site.