These milled French Oak planks with their live sawn rustic grain pattern are the perfect base for your next flooring project. Growth lines, knots and cracks are true signs of the live sawn cutting technique that was utilized to yield these French oak flooring planks. The honey colored wood stems from the air drying process that allows the French oak slabs to loose most of their moisture content in a gentle way compared to kiln drying which extract moisture rapidly within days. Kiln dried oak lumber also tends to be lighter in color compared to the simple air drying technique. Some of the French oak boards exhibit a weathered grey patina on the back side, another sign of air drying. Harvested from the Lorraine region in France from certified sustainable forests, makes this French oak the perfect choice for your next project.
Vintage Elements uses these oak planks to produce their signature patinas and finishes, such as fuming, smoking, scraping and brushing for the most exclusive French and Mediterranean designs.
Widths range range from 7″ to 12″ and 3/4″ thickness and lengths up to 10′. We also supply engineered French oak with these live sawn grain characteristics.