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Far-Flung Floorboards

Nautical Timbers Veneered Flooring by Fontenay Woods

Up until the 1970s, the way to fix level platforms in the V-shaped hulls of cargo ships was to pad them out with hardwood posts. We were thrilled to find that a salvaged cache of this exotic lumber—including Spanish maple and Honduran mahogany—is being made into beautifully patinated flooring as veneers on birch planks. Talk about character.

From $14 per square foot; fontenay.us

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