Rare oak found on horse farmsFARMINGTON, NY

  - Pioneer Millworks says it is reintroducing one of its most popular reclaimed flooring products, Tan Oak, after securing a large supply of  rare oak planks from American horse farms.

Pioneer Millwork, which says it has processed 20 million board feet of old wood into flooring, millwork and cabinetry, 
sold out of its original inventory of Tan Oak within a few months of introduction.

“One of the challenging aspects of crafting flooring out of hard-to-find wood is that there’s not an infinite supply,” says Jered Slusser of Pioneer Millworks. The company uses a full-time wood acquisitions team that does nothing but source antique and recycled wood.

Pioneer Millwork says the weathering of the oak at horse farms gives the flooring a deep, tan hue, prominent grain patterns, textural interest, and  occasional flaws.

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