Custom Reclaimed Wood
Reclaimed Native New England Softwood
Walnut Live-Edge Countertop
Reclaimed Oak with Breadboard Ends
Reclaimed Lumber And Live Edge Tops
New to our counter top family are our custom reclaimed wood counter tops and live edge tops. The professionals at Sprague can expertly craft either option and have a variety of sources from which to collect solid wood material for both products. Both our live edge and reclaimed wood kitchen counter tops are limited in both species of wood and what our suppliers have available. If this is a product of interest to you, please call the shop so we can discuss the details!
Below are the descriptions of the two types of reclaimed lumber categories we currently use to craft our custom reclaimed wood counter tops.
Antique Native New England Softwoods
Some of the material we use to produce our reclaimed wood kitchen counter tops is taken from antique spruce, fir, white pine, and hemlock timbers that have aged for over 100 years. This vintage look comes in varying thickness boards and random widths from 3″-12″. The “dirty face” is the original exposed face of the timber. This lumber has most likely been recovered from aging industrial buildings in New England. These 3×8, 3×10, and 3×12 timbers have spent the last 125 years of their life as structural joists: overseeing the rise and fall of America’s industrial era in New England.
*Reclaimed New England softwood tops have a wide variety of colors and character. This is not something we can control as history has left its unique mark on every board. Therefore it is important to understand that the colors and distressing of each reclaimed board in a reclaimed top will vary.
Vintage Barn Oak
Our reclaimed barn wood countertops are made with vintage reclaimed barn oak in varying widths from 3″-9″ after milling and sanding they finish between 1 1/2"- 1 3/8" thickness. We automatically fill all nail holes and cracks with black epoxy so that spills don't end up in your silverware drawer. On request we can also leave these unfilled for a more rustic look.
Pictured above: Reclaimed Oak
Reclaimed Barn Oak with Dark Walnut Stain
Character Grade Countertops
Love the reclaimed look but worry over the cracks? Enter character grade counters!
The character grade countertop is a blended look between a typical wood top and our reclaimed selection. This is achieved by selecting the most visually interesting boards, knots included, with a focus on creating an aesthetically balanced masterpiece- the best of both worlds. Currently, the only wood species that we stock regularly in the character grade is White Oak, but we are open to making them in any of the species we offer. Just note that lead times may vary depending on availability of adequate lumber. These tops are the most flexible of our rustic products as their origin was from a mill, rather than from repurposed construction.
*While we have more control over this process, Sprague Woodworking is still working with the limitations of what lumber is supplied by our partners. We cannot guarantee any specific features in a given counter, only general appearance of tones, with a blend of character blemishes.