Reclaimed oak makes its way to New England typically from barns in the Midwest. The wood is very heavy and durable. Reclaimed oak boards are typically 5 to 9 inches wide, and range from light tan to dark brown, even in the same white oak species. These tables are full of character. They have nail holes, saw marks, split grain, knots, and dark spots. We have the ability to leave more or less rough character in each reclaimed project. There is however a reverse correlation between the smoothness of the finished surface and the amount of character left (since saw marks and dark spots are primarily towards the top of each board). Every piece is custom, so we work with you to reach your desired finish. We fill nail holes and large cracks and knots with a black epoxy that looks great in the finished surface and gives it a smoother finish.