Wood Flooring: Barn Boards

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Thornton
In its former life, this red elm lumber was a Minnesota barn, sheltering livestock and storing hay. Now it's offered as vintage wood that's been remilled into tongue-and-groove flooring.

Marks left by wood-destroying insects give this wood its unique appearance, but the pests have since been destroyed through kiln drying.

A little softer than red oak, red elm has a rich, reddish-brown color.

  • Reclaimed Red Elm is $7.95 per square foot and up (May 2006).
  • Dimensions: 3/4" thick, varying widths and lengths.
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