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Select white

Boards are creamy to bright white with light tan grain patterns. No knots, checking. mineral streaking is allowed. A nice light uniform floor. We work hard selecting boards as uniform as possible.

Select conservation

Boards are clear with colors ranging from creamy white to dark brown. The contrast between the lighter sap and darker heart does seem to mellow with the passage of time. Called conservation by the Sampsons given that this grade is a very sustainable use of the tree. Knots and checking are not permitted. Considered less formal.

Seth Bournival has forged strong relationships with loggers and mills to get lumber specifically suited to our custom grades. Our grades are unique.


Face Widths

3” up to 6” select white
3” up to 9” select conservation


Accent Strips

3/4” up to 2 1/2” available in both grades


25/32” (3/8” up to 1 1/2” are available)


Range available, ash can run longer than other Maine hardwoods. common average between 5’ to 8’


Tongue and groove with back relief.
End-matching option available.
Flooring can be ordered with end-matching (a tongue or groove at the end of board length).

Fun Facts

Traditionally used for baseball bats, canoe paddles, oars, spade, hoe handles

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