Three Rivers Heart Pine Flooring Photo Gallery
Welcome to the photo gallery. Pictures are worth a thousand words and hopefully these can help give you a better idea of the heart pine flooring process.Each and every flooring order that we sellhas a photo scrapbook included. We pride ourselves in helping bring this beautiful and historic wood to you and want you to feel as involved in the process as possible. When you buy a river reclaimed heart pine floor from us, you’re not just buying a floor you’re buying a part of history. There is a rich and wonderful story behind each floor as unique as the home it will be installed in. Every scrapbook is custom made and unique to the order it accompanies. It includes photos from every aspect of the river reclaimed heart pine flooring process. Each photo was taken by a member of the three rivers crew and used in one of the scrapbooks that we send with each flooring order. Enjoy the photo gallery and if you have any questions or comments feel free to give us a call or leave a comment in the link on the page.
How Heart Pine Logs Got In The Rivers
In the 17th , 18th, and early 19th centuries, the most efficient way to transport logs was via rivers. There was very little if any railroad track so most sawmills would strategically locate themselves on or very near a river. That way, logs could be floated down river to their mill. The logs with the densest heart would often sink to the bottom where they laid perfectly preserved until being discovered by the three rivers dive team.
Underwater Submerged Timber Recovery Process
This is the state of Florida’s fancy way of saying river logging and we have a dive team that is incredibly good at it. Part of our company’s ability to offer river reclaimed heart pine flooring at a lower cost than our competitors is because we do our own river logging. We don’t buy logs from other people. We find and recover every single log used in our flooring process. That way we can be sure of the age and quality of each and every piece of flooring that we ship.
Sawing and Milling
The next step in the River Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring Process is the Sawing And Milling. Each Log is cut to length and then graded for heart diameter and growth ring density. After that, the logs are loaded on the saw deck and sawn into lumber. Clint Roberts and Bryan Richards are the master sawyers for three rivers flooring company. With 45 years experience between them they masterfully turn the heart pine logs into the best possible grade of heart pine lumber. Once the lumber is cut to dimension, it is then graded and stacked. The next step is to dry it in the kiln down to 8 % moisture. Once it is dry, it is graded a final time for best face and then sent through the molder to be made into River Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring
Finished Floors and Furniture
The final step is of course finished and installed river reclaimed heart pine floors. Here’s a few of our latest flooring and furniture projects