1615 L Street Fitness Center – Washington D.C.
M Group Architects
NEW AMSTERDAM North American White Oak
Original cut, character grade
Prefinished with hardwax oil, voids filled
Tongue & Groove, endmatched, microbeveled edges and ends
5/8″ thick (4 mm wear layer) X 5″ wide X 2′ – 10′ random lengths
Located less than a mile from the White House in Washington D.C., 1615 L Street recently underwent a massive renovation. Part of the renovation included the addition of a fitness center for the building’s tenants. Designed by M Group Architects, the fitness center is equipped with exercise machines and a group fitness room where several classes are held a day. For the exercise room flooring, M Group chose reSAWN’s NEW AMSTERDAM North American white oak.
NEW AMSTERDAM features the unique character and grain pattern of our original cut wide plank NORTH AMERICAN WHITE OAK – for flooring and wall cladding. Original cut is a way of cutting the log that incorporates plain sawn, rift sawn and quarter sawn grain patterns and all grades and character marks into the final product. common character marks include knots, checks, streaks and worm holes. New Amsterdam is white oak prefinished with our hardwax oil which is natural, non-toxic and 100% VOC-free. our hardwax oil produces a durable, matte finish that respects the natural look and feel of the wood.
The North American White Oak products from reSAWN TIMBER co. features wide plank wood flooring, wall cladding, and millwork/stairs that are CHARRED or prefinished and available in solid & engineered construction. The North American White Oak products are made using domestic woods such as Rift & Quarter Sawn White Oak. These designs emphasize the natural color & beauty of these woods. All designs are available as FSC ® upon request.
Original cut incorporates plain sawn, rift sawn, and quarter sawn grain patterns and all grades and character marks into the final product. This seemingly simple cut actually requires advanced knowledge and experience in the milling and drying process of wood to ensure that the harder heart wood does not become brittle and break apart through the drying or milling process. This is not a new method of cutting, but rather a modern take on a historic theme.