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Vintage Yellow Pine

History and Characteristics of Vintage Heart/Yellow Pine

Vintage Heart/Yellow pine is our “rustic,” or “cabin” grade. Some manufacturers represent this grade as “Heart Pine,” which it may technically be, but our “select/crown’ and “prime plus” grades are more accurately representative of “heart pine” as it was produced as formal flooring in the past. With that being said, the rustic beauty of VH/YPs  various characteristics is most pleasing for a myriad of applications. We stipulate that it is the most likely grade to show dents of the reclaimed yellow pine grades, but for many customers the accumulation of “character,” and signs of use continue to enhance the appearance of the floor. Unlike our upper grades of heart pine, Vintage Heart/Yellow contains several varieties of yellow pine, all similar in appearance, and found in buildings originally built with locally harvested species. Some of the timber and boards we obtain from the mid-atlantic and north east are almost identical in grain density, and appearance to Pinus Palustris. However, most are distinguished by slightly less density and weight.   Vintage Heart/Yellow is +50% heartwood, +40% clear of knots, +30% vertical grain. While our upper grades are produced from boards resawn from large beams, Vintage Heart/Yellow is a mixture of resawn boards and boards originally used as siding, sheathing, flooring, and other construction purposes. Antique boards milled into flooring may retain some of the patina of aging, adding to its rustic appearance.  Depending on available rough stock VH/YP grade may be custom ordered in an original face–“Whiskey Springs”– format which retains texture of its weathered surface and other signs of it’s industrial and natural history – saw marks, nail holes and sound stress cracks. Please check out the Whiskey Springs oak description and photo if interested.



  • Reclaimed solid wood flooring is normally milled to 17mm thickness (same top wear layer above the T&G as 3/4”.
  • Vintage Lumber is also able to meet customer’s requirements for both thinner (minimum 3/8”) and thicker solid flooring.
  • Most of our solid flooring is produced in random widths(RW) from 2” to 10”, on the full inch face. Typical RW ranges are 3” to 6”(3,4,5,6), 3” to 8”, 7” to 10”, or any combination needed. Board widths of over 20” are sometimes available in certain species. The wider the widths required, the higher the costs. Our RW flooring is usually not sold as a repeating pattern(equal lineal feet of each width). For prompt filling of orders, we base our RW counts on available widths in inventory, and we calculate a 9 or 10 board width sequence to facilitate installation to avoid all of one width remaining at the end.
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