Douglas Fir, also referred to as Clear Vertical Grain (CVG) Doug Fir, has enjoyed a burst of popularity in the reclaimed wood market over the past several years. It is commonly used as a beautiful, reclaimed wide-plank blessed with a nail holes and other character marks. Douglas Fir offers very straight grain with a variety of hues ranging from deep, dark, reddish tones to orangey yellow.
In many Midwest homes from the 1920’s and 1930’s, tongue-and-groove Fir flooring was used in the non-public areas of the house such as the upstairs, bedrooms, and pantries. Hardwoods, such as oak and maple, were used in the more public portions of the house such as the living room. We carry truly reclaimed flooring material from houses for the perfect match for restoration.
Historically, Douglas Fir was very popular as a large building construction material because of its huge, straight length as well as its overall strength-to-weight ratio. In the old warehouses of the early 1900’s, it’s not uncommon to see 24 inch x 24 inch timbers that are 40 to 50 feet long. Interestingly, most of the pre-1900 barns in central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin are not Douglas Fir because the original settlers used the local hardwood forests rather than having Fir transported.
This material comes directly from floors of homes, granaries, and schools. We “defect” out most bad material and re-cut the ends. There will be some broken tongue-and groove, but it will not be at the ends where it can cause trouble. Both tongue and groove may require some cleaning with a wire brush.
Single Width Prices (depends on current availability) :
AS-IS- Dirty Surface, tongue and groove, $4.50/SF
Clean Tongue and Groove, Add $1.00/SF
Re-Planed or Re-Sanded Surface, Add $1.00/SF