Antique Heart Pine 


Antique Heart Pine is reclaimed virgin growth timber. From the time of the earliest settlers, these trees were harvested to create homes, factories, furniture and even ships. At one time, there were millions of acres throughout the Southeastern United States. Historical sites such as Colonial Williamsburg; Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson; Drayton Hall in South Carolina; and many others were built using Antique Heart Pine. The building boom of the industrial revolution resulted in nearly all of these trees being harvested prior to 1900. Structures build after that time generally were built using second growth timbers. 

Our Antique Heart Pine has been salvaged from homes and buildings built prior to 1900. Our variety of sizes available in decking, posts and beams are commonly used for exposed beams, wall and ceiling paneling, trim, mouldings, cabinet stock, stair parts and flooring. Our beams include rough sawn or hand hewn beams, and any of our Antique Heart Pine material can be milled into flooring, mouldings, stair parts and paneling and just about anything else that you could imagine.

In addition to raw material, we also feature “Old Original” flooring. “Old Original” is walked-upon flooring with aged patina and worn marks from over one hundred years of use. 

Strictly graded to ensure the highest quality available, our Antique Heart Pine product is separated into four unique grades: 
Quarter Sawn
Plain Sawn
Character
Naily

Quarter Sawn flooring provides an elegant and formal look to any room. Its vertical cut provides higher stability, making this choice perfect for coastal areas and areas of high humidity.

Widths:  2” - 6” 
Lengths:  2’ - 16’ (sawn for longest possible) 
Heart Content:  95-100% 
Grading:  Vertical Grain, occasional tight knots, few nail holes, possibly some leafing grain along one edge
Construction:  Solid Plank
Application:  Flooring, cabinet stock, paneling, stair parts

Plain Sawn flooring provides the most versatile and popular grade Triton International Woods offers. The color ranges from yellows to deep ambers. Plain sawn plank flooring provides just enough knots, nail holes and grain patterns to provide the look of Antique Heart Pine that so many homeowners, architects and designers have grown to love.

Widths:  2” - 12” 
Lengths:  3’ - 16’ (sawn for longest possible)
Heart Content:  75% - 100%
Grading:  Arching and Vertical Grains, tight knots, few nail holes
Application:  Flooring, Cabinet Stock, Mouldings, trim, Paneling, and Stair parts

Character Grade flooring is a rustic flooring option featuring a variety of grain patterns and markings including larger knots, nail holes and possible staining to produce a dramatic statement to any room.  

Widths:  2” - 12”
Lengths:  3’ - 12’ (sawn for longest possible)
Heart Content:  50% - 100% 
Grading:  Mostly Arching Grains, larger knots, nail holes, variety of grain patterns, possible staining from rusted nails

Naily Grade, as the name suggests, contains a lot of nail holes. This grade is sliced from material reclaimed from factories and is perfect for paneling to give the room a unique feel. Naily Grade consists mostly of a Plain Sawn / Character Grade mix. Some staining from rusted nails may be present on the boards.

Widths:  2” - 12”
Lengths:  3’ - 12’ (sawn for longest possible)
Heart Content:  50% - 100% 
Grading:  Mostly Arching Grains, larger knots, nail holes, variety of grain patterns, possible staining from rusted nails


600 W. Saint James st. Tarboro, NC, 27886 USA | info@tritonwoods.com | Phone: 1 252 823 6675