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Rift and quarter sawn select

Each board is hand selected for straight grain. Flecks are not considered defects. no knots, checking or Milling defects.


Similar coloring in boards. minimal sap. minimal knots, checking. or Milling defects. A nice floor.

Nature's Rustic

The whole tree finds new life in Sampson’s rustic grade. Knots, checking, small holes 1/4” in diameter or less and variations in color are allowed. Natures rustic floors are generally random width. Random width floors maximize the usability of every board rather than wasting some to meet specifications. A random width floor is very traditional in pre 1880 historic homes. When a rustic floor is received, the amount of lineal footage of each width is listed. From this the installation pattern can be determined. If help is needed just call. Natures Rustic is always sold with end-matching. The grade name, Natures rustic can be misleading, many formal homes have chosen this grade in addition to cottages, camps and commercial spaces.

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 5” Rift and quarter sawn select;
3” up to 13” select;
3” up to 10” random mix rustic


Accent Strips

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


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


Range available, oak usually averages between 6’ to 8’


Tongue and groove with back relief.
End-matching option available for widths up to 8”. Flooring can be ordered with end-matching (a tongue or groove at the end of board length). Rustic grade is end-matched up to 8”.

Fun Facts

Traditionally used for wagon bottoms, pews, pulpits, boat building

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