Located in a boutique office building in the Plaza District on Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, this private office features MEDITATION Rift & Quarter Sawn White Oak prefinished with Hardwax Oil from reSAWN TIMBER co.’s PRIMA collection collection. MEDITATION is available in solid and engineered construction, unfinished or prefinished and in a variety of widths and lengths. Any of the PRIMA collection designs can also be customized to All Rift Sawn or All Quarter Sawn White Oak as desired. Read more about the different reSAWN-Cuts-of-Wood.
ABOUT RECLAIMED WOOD
antique reclaimed wood lets us connect with nature and human history in an unprecedented way. long before Columbus founded the new world, the seedlings of the great North American forests were taking root. left undisturbed for centuries, these seedlings were able to slowly grow into massive trees, basking in the ample pollution-free air and water of pre-industrial America. this slow growth and natural habitat is key to the unique beauty and strength of antique reclaimed wood. slow growth produces trees with much tighter growth rings and consequently finer grain. it also produces significantly more heartwood, which is stronger and more durable than younger sapwood.
IMAGE: Antique Reclaimed Oak at Tria Wine Bar in Philadelphia, PA GO TO Project: Tria Wine Bar
spotlight project :: HAVERFORD COLLEGE
rift & quarter sawn white oak floors contribute to the zen-like atmosphere of the newly constructed dormitories at the prestigious Haverford College. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects designed the buildings to work in concert with the landscape to form a sense of community that is both contained and enhanced by nature. The ‘FSC-Certified Pure’ ® white oak will also contribute to the LEED Gold certification for this project.
IMAGE: Rift & Quarter Sawn White Oak flooring at Haverford College GO TO Project: Haverford
adaptive reuse :: AMBLER BOILER HOUSE
In 1881, the Keasbey & Mattison Company decided to move their pharmaceutical manufacturing business from Philadelphia to Ambler which was already a thriving farming and industrial community. Entrepreneur Henry G. Keasbey and Dr. Richard V. Mattison began constructing factory buildings and warehouse facilities such as the Ambler Boiler House, creating jobs that brought many new people to the Ambler area.
As a perfect example of Adaptive Reuse, the Ambler Boiler House, after sitting empty since the mid 1970’s, is gaining new life as a state-of-the-art office building aiming for LEED Platinum certification, which will accommodate 10 to 12 tenants. The building features a number of sustainable principles, including a geothermal heat pump system, recycled rainwater irrigation system, and interior finishes made from recycled content.
Heckendorn Shiles Architects, the lead design firm for the building, specified reSAWN TIMBER co.’s Engineered Antique Reclaimed Chestnut from the enCORE collection for wall cladding and stairs surrounding the stairway entrance in the main lobby and on the 2nd and 3rd floor stairway entrances. The reclaimed chestnut is finished with reSAWN TIMBER co.’s Hardwax Oil providing a beautiful matte finish that compliments and enhances the natural look of the wood. The reclaimed Chestnut and zero-VOC Hardwax Oil finish will help contribute towards the goal of LEED Platinum certification for this project.
IMAGE: WORMWOOD – Antique Reclaimed Chestnut at the Ambler Boiler House