We’ve got a lot of beautiful things around here. Everyday I’m surrounded by unique, gorgeous wood in a myriad of different forms with exciting, new-to-us reclaimed projects coming in every week.
Our core product line, those items that we make time and again, consists of some of the most exceptional and storied wood species and grades you can find (reclaimed or otherwise).
While it’s hard to pick a favorite, I find that once in a while I’m struck by something. Sometimes it’s an exclusive, limited edition item that is source specific. Sometimes it’s a new finishing technique on an old favorite. Sometimes, like today, I find myself drawn to a particular species from our core product line. I’m fascinated with its inherent beauty and also its surprising flexibility: American Gothic Reclaimed Ash.
Our Reclaimed Ash has been knocking my socks off. It’s cool and modern. It’s rich and warm. It’s black and white and even blue. Ash is one of those species that can be anything you need it to be, without sacrificing its own character.
The grain pattern is somewhat pronounced and the natural tones are neutral, with a slight iridescence that makes for a stunning floor, wall, or countertop with just a coating of polyurethane or tung oil. (We sometimes say the grain pattern appears “flame-like”.)
You can add a pigment or color, something natural or something wild, and it just shines. The grain doesn’t get lost, rather the light neutral color tone makes it the perfect base for a dramatic finish.
Simple and natural, or bold and colorful, I find it to be a spectacular choice for just about any project or application.