Crafting Our Wide Plank Floors

Crafting a Hull Wide Plank Floor

Most of the time our flooring logs are sliced directly through the heart, a technique known as live sawing. This produces the widest boards with the greatest amount of vertical grain for added stability. In contrast, most lumber is grade sawn around a boxed heart. We also do quarter and rift sawing for those who want those kinds of floors.

We mill floor planks from the best portions of the right trees – trees that we have chosen for appearance and special features rather than utilization.

We saw flooring logs differently from other logs, in the way that produces the most stable, wide and attractive plank floors. This approach, together with our commitment to crafting our flooring from start to finish, is what makes our wood floors so special.

We bring you locally grown, custom crafted wood products with distinctive quality at mill-direct prices.

Surfaces

You can customize you custom floor even further with a distinctive surface treatment that emulates a historic floor.

Skip Planing (Hit or Miss)

Skip planing, also know as hit or miss, creates occasional rough patches on the surface of  the wood to mimic an antique patina.

Circlular Saw Marks

These marks replicate those left by an old fashioned circular sawmill. The circular saw was invented in 1813 by Shaker sister Tabitha Babbitt of Harvard, Massachusetts. 

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Crafting a Hull Floor

Our flooring logs are sliced directly through the heart, a technique known as live sawing. This produces the widest boards with the greatest amount of vertical grain for added stability. In contrast, most lumber is grade sawn around a boxed heart.