In order to produce rustic planks with its noticeable old world charm, a number of practical processes need to be undertaken. One such intricate process is that of hand scraped flooring. All handcrafted planks need to go through at least ten woodworking steps. These steps will be utilizing only handheld tools. Rustic planks are matched against a master plank in order to check the fit, edging and straightness.
This checking process is necessary in order to ensure that planks fit together perfectly. After the checking process is completed, the customer’s preferred level of distressing will be worked towards. In this objective, custom thresholds are matched by utilizing authentic eighteenth century style color matched nails. During the selection process for requisite materials, destined for the plank floors, three elements are taken into account.
These are the species of the wood, the level of its surface texture and distressing and edge treatments required. In order to achieve the most authentic wood treatments possible, the best kiln-dried solid hardwood lumber is being utilized. It is sourced from natural and non-threatened plantations. The unique hand cut boards produced for plank floors are characterized by long boards of solid hardwood. The wood carries a beautiful hand cut texture and hand rubbed features.
In order to produce the aesthetic ideal, the tradition and practice is to work with white oak and red oak species. These wood species were an original source for producing the early American homes and are still available in the Pennsylvanian region. Produced rustic white oak is pretty much identical to milled, reclaimed oak. It is also produced at a much lower cost. When factoring these costs, consideration is given to finishing, delivery, the removal of waste factors and the original value of the wood.