I love when my installers send me pics when they know they nailed it. What could have been a very regular everyday set of stairs was transformed by a couple design ideas: 1) Use a rougher character grade white oak tread and riser 2) Be conscientious of the feel and respectful of the lumber. Enhance the character and craftsmanship by methodically filling only the knots and streaks that don’t detract from the goal. Don’t over sand which defeats the purpose of the design. And fill the amazing natural knot holes with sawdust to keep them organic. Don’t use cheap plastic filler....
Just began a spectacular 9” white oak wide plank live sawn installation. If you don’t know the difference between plain sawn and live sawn (also called Euro cut), schedule an appointment ASAP! It’s the difference between cool and amazing.
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Doing some final buffing on this really cool custom in Brighton Place. Wide plank, character grade, sand and finished without stain - just a natural invisible oil to highlight a “raw” aesthetic that makes the surrounding fixtures and finishes really pop.
We love doing the new construction flooring for all the condo high rises in town. The problem is that we rarely get to see the final unit after the designers and homeowners put their magical touches and interiors together. Today, I was blown away by this one. We installed an oil finished American Black Walnut floor. We’re happy to say it was the least impressive part. We did not install the walnut wall treatment in the amazing powder, but we do sell the entire series.
Digging through some photos, and I forgot about this one. Really cool: wide plank + wire brush + hand scrape + true French Oak + custom sand and finish + lye (💪) surface treatment to naturally discolor the hardwood + a splash of white stain. The homeowner was really talented putting this townhome together. Wish I had 10 more pics of what she did.