Material: Reclaimed Pine or Reclaimed Oak.
Reclaimed Wood: Reclaimed wood tables are crafted from old timber reclaimed from the roof joist or flooring of old buildings. Exposure of this wood to the elements over the years has produced beautiful and weathered surfaces. The old timber was selected for its graining and distinctive characteristics then de-nailed, planed, and cut. After being sanded and hand finished, the result is a finished piece which resembles a genuine antique. Each item is unique and handmade using “old world” workmanship which may cause slight differences in measurements. The minor splitting, cracking, and crazing that may occur creates the antique but spirited look that is part of the charm and appeal of these tables.
Due to natural aging and weathering, both the old pine and old oak are harder woods than new pine or new oak. Old oak has a tighter, more uniform grain than old pine.
Janka Hardness (Higher = Harder): New Pine: 420, Reclaimed Pine 600 – 650, Oak: 1290.
Density (lbs/cubic ft): Pine = 30. Oak = 45.
Check Cracks: Our wood tables are constructed from real trees and/or solid planks of reclaimed wood, not engineered wood, and professionally dried to 6 – 12% moisture content before any build. Solid wood adjusts to the moisture content in the air at different times of the year. In a sense, the wood breathes just like us. Therefore, the temperature and humidity of your home will affect how your table behaves. To avoid this problem, cabinets and other case goods are normally built with furniture grade panels consisting of internal alternating grain wood sheets sandwiched by outside sheets of finished wood. This type of construction does not work well for most table tops, so we use a glued wood plank construction. As a result, you may notice your table and/or breadboard move slightly or develop small check cracks or dips. You may also notice occasional lifting on the epoxy or resin fills we use in processing our reclaimed wood tables. THIS IS PERFECTLY NORMAL. This is the inherent character of planked reclaimed wood construction and is not considered a defect in material, nor will affect the structural integrity of the table.