is the wood we saw real?

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is the wood we saw real?

stayed in a mountain cabin the last few days. They have beautiful pine boards on floors, walls, and ceilings. In the living room, they have 25' long pieces---lots of them.

Is this stuff real?

They're about 5" across. Probably tongue and groove.

I was wondering if they have real pine in long lengths like that. All pices are straight as an arrow. I also wondered if it weren't fake boards. Sure looked great, whatever it was.......

Where do you find? Home Depot or Lowes?
 
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If they were really 25' long w/o joints..then they had to be real. Probably reclaimed from an old barn or similar.

You'd only find that from a specialty supplier...and I mean a real specialty supplier..not just a local flooring store.
 
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All the mountain cabins in the area have it, and it's new stuff.
 
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Reclaimed wood..either from old barn beams, submerged logs or whatever, once its milled, will look new except with a lot of grain and character. I didn't mean old gray beaten up stuff like you might expect from siding boards or old flooring with nail holes and such..

If these cabins are relatively new..they may have all been built by the same company. Might want to call a few of the places and see if anyone can give you a name.
 
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Have any pictures?

It could also have been custom sawn.
 
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I may have a picture. Where/how do I include it?
 
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scr6.jpg picture by rbigg - Photobucket

This is it. The planks in vaulted ceiling are maybe 25-30' in length. Most other planks are somewhere around 6-10', and joined. Ceiling, walls, and floors are all made of this.

Lots of mountain cabins in GA, TN, NC made of these materials.
 
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Rbig, yeah it's not old growth, but it is possibly custom cut. We do many cabins in north Georgia like what you see. It is real wood. Many of ours are tongue and groove, and we can get up to 16' from lumber yards, but it gets really unwieldy and keeping the lumber from warping at that length is a problem. 12' is the norm, easy to handle.


This is one of the bathrooms in my weekend rental cabin. they are 6" wide, but are available in 8" locally. Originally had "stippled" sheetrock walls , so I tore it all out and re did everything. Sometimes ceilings are done in the wood, but, IMO it gets a little monotonous having it "everywhere". Some customers want it, though.
 
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Crazy thing is there are no nails anywhere. How do they keep 'em "up" ? Liquid nail?

If they're tongue and groove, I can see how most stay put with small nails in the tongue part.
 
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I'm sure it is all T&G and nailed in a similar fashion they nail T&G flooring.
 
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It's probably blind nailed [into the tongue] but a good painter or floor finisher can putty up nail holes where they are difficult to find
 
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Yeah mine are blind nailed into the tongue, so none showing anywhere. Goes up fast.....stack, level, shoot. 8x16 room done in half a day.
 
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Thanks. Good info. I may try to find some for a desk I'm building. Your info appreciated.
 
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