ANTIQUE HEART PINE
Reclaimed & Sustainable
also see: White
Longleaf Southern Pine, Original, Genuine, Authentic, "The Real
Heart pine has had many uses throughout American history, and
is frequently found in many historical buildings throughout southeastern
and northeastern United States. Our current supply of Heart Pine
has been salvaged from a Whiskey Warehouse in SE Indiana. When milled,
the wood still has the sweet aroma of whiskey!
The reclaimed beams were originally manufactured from 200-300
year old Long Leaf and other southern pine species cut from the
original forests of America. This wood is the last legacy of these
vast, unmatched, virgin timbers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Reclaiming this timber is a tribute to the hard working men who
built this country with this unique resource of America. This wood
has the heart of America in it!
Did You Know?
In colonial times it was the most economically important tree
and was sought after by the King of England for ship building; the
largest were tagged for the "Crown", hence the grade.
Where Antique Pine Originated
Prized for its length, strength and resin, Longleaf Yellow Pine
originally grew in a wide coastal swath from the Carolinas to Louisiana.
Heart pine has been in use since the 1700's and was used in furniture,
flooring and shipbuilding.
Due to extensive logging and agricultural development, by the
1930's nearly all of the old growth trees were gone. Just about
all antique wood available today is recycled virgin-forest slow-growth
timber from factories and warehouses.
Our heart pine is reclaimed from the same Longleaf Southern Pine
trees (175 to 300 plus years old) that have been used for generations.
The wood is rich in color and history. The heartwood is a brilliant
orange to reddish-brown and the sapwood reveals many shades of pale
yellow, which makes a fantastic finished look in any room. It is
one of our most popular species because it provides a country atmosphere
in your home.
Ash • Beech • Brazilian Cherry • Brazilian Walnut • Aromatic Cedar • Cherry • Coffeenut • Cypress • Hickory • Hard Maple • Poplar • Red Elm • Red Oak • Sassafras • Soft Maple • Walnut • White Oak • White Pine • Yellow Pine • Heart Pine