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3 Key Benefits of End-Grain Reclaimed Wood Flooring Tiles! (Sturdy & Stylish)

What Are End-Grain Reclaimed Wood Flooring Tiles? End-grain reclaimed wood flooring tiles are a unique and beautiful choice for a floor remodel. Also known as "wood-block" or "cobblewood" flooring, end-grain reclaimed wood flooring was popular in older factories and industrial buildings for their durability and density. Our end-grain flooring is made from cutting reclaimed wood timber ends [...]

2018-09-20T14:26:08+00:00

Shou Sugi Ban: The Incredible Art of Japanese Wood Burning [Guide]

Shou Sugi Ban – Traditional Japanese Wood Charring The ancient practice of charring cedar boards in Japan is called “Shou Sugi Ban” (translated means “burnt cedar boards”) or Yakisugi (“grilled cedar”), and is a contemporary aesthetic choice for many modern home designers. Commonly touted as a natural way to preserve wood, Japanese Shou Sugi Ban [...]

2018-09-20T14:11:39+00:00

Why Kiln Drying Is Incredibly Important For Reclaimed Wood!

Finding A Moisture Balance You may have heard of “kiln drying” or “wood drying” for all types of lumber. When reclaimed wood is to be used for a flooring or paneling project, the wood must be dried to an equilibrium moisture content, which is the balance between the moisture content of the wood itself and the relative [...]

2018-09-20T14:05:41+00:00

Manomin Reclaims the Past For a Greener Future

It is unusual for a woman to be in the reclaimed wood industry. However, Sarah Londerville of Manomin Resawn Timbers, a reclaimed wood company in Hugo, has made this her passion. Londerville started the company in 2001 after working in the retail industry. Originally from Wausau, Wisconsin, Londerville has lived in Forest Lake since 2000. [...]

2016-11-30T11:24:34+00:00

Reclaiming Old Wood

The popularity of reclaimed wood has grown dramatically in the past few years. It has shown up in designer homes, high-end retail stores and restaurants throughout the US. Here in Minnesota, we are finding that homeowners like it for its warmth, subtle casualness and it sense of rustic outdoors. A misconception with getting your hands [...]

2016-11-30T11:23:02+00:00

Study in White

Above left: Architect Christine Albertsson designed the stairway’s white-painted wooden slats. Above right: Numbered towel hooks are a pragmatic solution when the family gathers. For Jim Frome, it’s a dream house and personal getaway where he can relax with his buddies or go fishing with his son. According to his wife, Michele, “My [...]

2016-11-30T11:11:45+00:00