Black River Plank

History:

A hidden treasure is how we refer to this beautiful Cypress.  Much like the antique heart pine, it was harvested though out the 1800’s and until 1930.  The most common supply of this material is from sinker logs that were lost as they floated down river to the local saw mill.  Some Cypress has been reclaimed from large docks, piers and buildings constructed in the late 1800’s on or near water.  Cypress was used in this manner because its natural oil helped prevent rot and insect attack.  On rare occasions, Cypress has been found left on the swampy forest floor, where the original timber harvesters of the 1800’s left it because it could not be used for building materials.  Just like any hidden treasure you have to hunt to find this material, but on some occasions, if you’re lucky, you just stumble on to it.

Current Lead Time:

3/4″ standard thickness, available in random width combinations of 3″ to 7″
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3/4″ standard thickness, available in random width combinations of 6″ to 9″
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  • A 3% overage is guaranteed.
  • Made from 100% reclaimed virgin growth cypress.
  • 100% heart wood with tight dense grain.
  • Mixture of quarter sawn and plain sawn with some small tight knots.
  • Coloring varying from honey to light brown with green and dark brown mineral stain.
  • Above average random lengths.
  • Offset tongue and groove with pre-squared ends.
  • All orders are bundled in separate widths and lengths prior to shipping.
  • Professionally packed in nestled bundles.
  • Every piece of flooring guaranteed 100% defect free.
  • All of our floors are made from kiln dried stock which averages 8% moisture content.
  • Matching accessories can be provided.