01/29/2014 (press release: resawntimber) // Kerah Kemmerer
reSAWN TIMBER co. announces the specification of its WILLIAMSPORT prefinished Black Walnut wood design for two high-profile east-coast projects this past quarter. WILLIAMSPORT Black Walnut was among the top requested materials for reSAWN in 2013.
WILLIAMSPORT, from reSAWN’s Plateau collection, has been specified and installed in the Philadelphia-based Feldman Shepherd regional law office, and in a new seven-story, Passive House design condominium along Brooklyn’s vibrant Columbia Street Waterfront District.
American Black Walnut is one of the most prized species of North American hardwoods for both its unique aesthetic and superior performance. It is often praised for its resistance to rot and its durability, known for shrinking and swelling less than other woods. Black Walnut is much sought after for its rich color ranging from a chocolate brown to purplish black with dark streaking at the heart. Sapwood can range from a soft yellow to almost white. The wood is most commonly steamed to blend the sapwood more closely with the dark, rich tones of the heartwood.
“Black Walnut is one of the easiest trees to identify with its distinctive, aromatic leaves and dark brown, almost silvery black bark. You can easily remove the surface bark to expose the chocolaty inner bark and release a distinctive odor. The deep colors and fluid grain patterns of this wood are unparalleled by other species. We are extremely fortunate to have healthy, well managed stands of this highly prized timber right here in the USA.”
– Bill Stevens, CEO, reSAWN TIMBER co.
reSAWN’s WILLIAMSPORT is select grade American Black Walnut that is prefinished with our 100% VOC free, all natural hardwax oil. This matte oil finish both accentuates the natural color and grain patterns in the walnut, and protects the wood, providing excellent stain resistance and repairability. The hardwax oil finish can easily be spot repaired and never requires the floor to be sanded and refinished. WILLIAMSPORT Black Walnut is available in both solid and engineered construction in a variety of widths and is most often specified for flooring, wall cladding and ceiling cladding.
About 255 Columbia Street – NYC
255 Columbia houses thirteen, two to four-bedroom residences, each with a private outdoor space. This condominium employs Passive House design to provide comfortable living along with energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. This design enables the building to reduce overall energy consumption, minimize noise and provide residents with endless access to fresh, filtered air. The promise of significant reduction in a building’s overall energy consumption, along with the assurance of a comfortable and healthy living environment, makes the Passive House concept the highest energy standard in today’s market. Each of 255 Columbia’s condominiums features reSAWN TIMBER co.’s WILLIAMSPORT Black Walnut engineered flooring throughout as specified by Loadingdock5. Loadingdock5 is an architectural studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that strives for quality design, innovation, and sustainable design solutions.
About Feldman Shepherd
Feldman Shepherd, a personal injury and medical malpractice law firm, is located along Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square in an early 1900’s high-rise. The new regional headquarters, designed by Francis Cauffman, highlights the firm’s welcoming culture and maintains a focus on comfort, technology and service. The design also fully utilizes its prime location by showcasing vistas throughout the space. The designers worked to create a collaborative work space by taking advantage of the open areas in the elevator bank. Flexible meeting areas, private case rooms, a new conference center lounge, and a kitchen were incorporated into the final project. The project features numerous sustainable elements, including recycled porcelain tile, floor-to-ceiling glass wall partitions, energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, and reSAWN’s WILLIAMSPORT Black Walnut sustainably-sourced & finished wood wall cladding.
Additional photos and project info can be found at www.resawntimberco.com.
About reSAWN TIMBER co.
reSAWN TIMBER co. provides new and reclaimed wood products for flooring, wall cladding, ceilings and custom projects. We provide the highest quality new woods, sustainably sourced and finished in the united states; beautiful antique woods reclaimed and milled to our exacting standards and available in solid or engineered construction; and finishes that enhance the natural beauty of the wood and are easy to maintain. We specialize in meeting the needs of architects, designers and contractors, and provide superior service and guidance in developing your specification. Our products can assist you in achieving your project goals in aesthetic, performance and sustainability. For more information on reSAWN and WILLIAMSPORT Black Walnut, visit www.resawntimberco.com