The floor of a timber frame can be either elegant or rustic…or anything in between. We chose to use utility grade hickory from a local supplier. The hickory has character and we added to the character with a chain saw, skill saw, crow bar, and chain.
The process included an ebony stain, much sanding, a brown stain, and several coats of water based urethane. We borrowed the recipe from a client and friend who used this process in her home. When I take someone to see the home, they often look at the floors first…a bit of a disappointment for me, since usually the focus is on the timber frame. She is an amazing designer and I’m a challenging client.
Anyway, the photos don’t do this justice, but it is absolutely beautiful (in the eye of this beholder).