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Tobacco Pine Flooring

Tobacco Pine our our favorite. 4"- 8"in

Tobacco Pine Flooring . … In 1612 the settlers of the first American colony in Jamestown, grew tobacco as a cash crop. In the 21st century they are fast disappearing barns used for curing tobacco. … Since 1993 Colonial Lumber  and come visit our showroom  at: 207 west Ashby Ellis rd Oakland Md 21550  Untitled  1-301-334-3189



Reclaimed Flooring

Reclaimed lumber is popular for many reasons, the wood's unique appearance and its contribution to green building with the history of the wood's origins, and the wood's physical characteristics such as strength with the stability and durability. Reclaimed beams can be sawn into wider planks than newly harvested lumber, and many companies report that their products are more stable than newly cut wood because reclaimed wood has been exposed to changes in humidity for far longer and is therefore more stable, allowing it to be used with radiant heating systems.colonial lumber In some cases, the timbers from which the boards were cut had been naturally expanding and contracting for over a century in their previous installation. Radiant heat, with its low temperatures and even distribution affects the wood flooring the same way, but the impact is much less dramatic with antique wood than newly sawn wood because antique wood has already been through this cycle for years.


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Family Tradition

A long family tradition in the timber industry.  This photo, taken in 1872, is of a huge old-growth Wormy Chestnut logs.  Centered in the photo is Page Durr, founder of Colonial Lumber the parent company of Chestnut Floors  , which is now also on the world-wide-web as Colonial

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Tobacco Americas first cash crop in 1612


Barn Wood

Reclaimed Oak Flooring

 The large board roof of barns often under metal were wide pine also oak with hemlock and chestnut.


Reclaimed Oak

Barn Wood

Pens for sale

Barns often had pens of varying shapes and sizes used to shelter cattle that would rub up against the wood pen making the surface of the wood nice and smooth and worn.


Antique Timber Frame Barns for sale

The early American timber frame barn with its large open expanses were often massive ( up to 24" wide ) hand hewn or saw cut barn beams were used in construction. Colonial Lumber reclaims many of this prized old growth barn beams.


Post + and + Beam

Posts (vertical uprights)

Beams (horizontal timbers)

Joint together either buy the early lap joint or buy the pegged mortise and tendon. Historically, the timbers would have been hewn square using a felling axe and then surface finished with a broad axe.


History Barn Types

stable also barn conversion with bank barn then barn raising and barn yard.


Carriage House / Cart Shed

These typically were open fronted single story buildings supported by wood across roof and sometimes heavy timber post legs. Horse- drawn carriages are common storage in a Carriage House.


History Pole Barn

A simple structure that consists of pole embedded in the ground to support a roof. Walls are made of wood, offten weatherd barn siding.


History Small Barn / Shelter Sheds

Open fronted structures for stock.


History Stable

After the barn this is typically historically the scond oldest building on the farm.


History Threshing Barn

For the processing and storage of cereals, to keep them in a dry place. The large doors allow for wagon to be driven through, the smaller one allow for sorting and sheep and other stock in the spring and summer.





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