Jewett Farms + Co provides Reclaimed Antique Oak that is salvaged from barns and other wooden structures erected around the turn of the century. Oak was used throughout these structures as joists, granary boards, flooring, siding and rafters. Oak could be relied on for its durability and was prized for its strength.
The strong, tall Oak tree provided the basis of the American timber industry for decades. Oak is a symbol of strength and durability – and for good reason. Oak trees develop their significant strength during their long slow growth. It can take up to 75 years for an Oak to fully mature and they can keep growing for 200 years. The density of the wood almost equals that of water, and Oak is resistant to decay.
Those characteristics remain today in the boards re-purposed from these structures and milled into Reclaimed Antique Oak flooring. Jewett Farms + Co offer many reclaimed oak flooring finishes from our New England headquarters including classic boards to the very popular hit skip planks.
Hit Skip refers to the planing process where only the high spots are taken out of the board, preserving the original character while still creating a flat board. This flooring has a similar hue to our Classic Reclaimed Antique Oak planks, with warm and inviting chocolate tones.