Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Competition Entry Black Walnut Floor

I was contacted by WeirdWood Reader Gary Horvath who is owner of  'Real Antique Wood'  based in Irvington New Jersey, and invited to browse through his Facebook page, when I saw this, I was hooked.

Their submission for the National Wood Flooring Association's "Floor of the Year" contest has caused quite a stir! Check out these detailed photos of the installation and the beautiful end result.

The floor was created from black walnut trees that had fallen from a hurricane in 2011. They cut them and let them air dry for 3 years.

They were left as live edge slabs and glued, with some nails in places to hold them down. They filled in the gaps with an epoxy and bark mixture

The stairs were brand new stair treads and risers that they scribed the walnut into, and then used the same process with bark and epoxy, gluing and nailing.

'Real Antique Wood'  started in 2011 as a family run business. The team is made up of owners Gary & Lisa Horvath, General Manager & talented carpenter Anthony Saraceno, and a growing, dedicated team to all things reclaimed wood.

Here's what Gary has to say about his business:
"We reclaim antique wood from barns, factories and other structures, containing old growth timbers with deep patinas, aged by time and the elements. We reclaim many species in many forms including Oak, Pine, American Chestnut just to name a few. Looking for barn siding, wide plank flooring, structural or decorative beams, barn doors? We stock over 1 Million board feet of rare antique, reclaimed lumber with complete wood mill works on site to finish"



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