31 Oct The quintessential male sanctuary (a.k.a. The most awesome man cave ever!)
A couple years ago, the father of one of our NYC customers wanted to convert his basement into a “Wine room”. He sent his son links to flooring photos he found on the internet to get his opinion, to which he replied:
“Dad, go to historicflooring.com
Steve did my ladders and planters…you should face time him in his warehouse
Nicest stuff ever. My feeling is to do a herringbone pattern floor with something that has really rich dark tones”
So the project began. After chatting, e-mailing, and a trip to NY, it was decided…the flooring was to be antique oak, with a barn wood wrapped bar base, topped with a stunning live edge Black Walnut bar top. To add to the ambience, the customer chose to accent the room with a custom loft ladder, and a c. 1870’s beam to hang the lighting from.
The flooring, our most requested, is Granny’s Store flooring using all antique oak c. 1800’s. We hand selected each plank based on the character he was going for…random growth rings, worm holes, solid knots, small checks. Then, we carefully hand sanded the surface, taking care to preserve the historical integrity of the wood. We added a shallow micro-bevel on all the ends and edges of each plank. Finally, our signature hand rubbed finish to give the flooring that satiny smooth feel you can only get from Historic Flooring.
We crafted the stair treads from the same antique oak material and used reclaimed red barnwood for the risers.
Our craftsmen built the bar base from reclaimed hand-hewn beams and red barn wood in-house according to the customer’s specs. The bar top is an amazing live edge walnut slab with a “Y” at the end that we accented (connected) with a white oak spline.
The lighting has an industrial look using old hay trolleys suspended from a c. 1870’s hand-hewn beam complete with original mortise and peg holes still present…
As you can see by the text of his email after the project was completed, I think the customer was very pleased…
“Steve I hope you are proud. Everyone who enters this room does NOT want to
leave I have to throw their [censored] out of there. My favorite room in the
“To see more photos of this project, visit https://historicflooring.com/portfolio_page/rye-ny/.