white kichen with wood accents

Let’s Shelf it!

You have stuff.

Perhaps your autographed framed print of Barry Manilow needs a permanent home. I know mine does!

Put your stuff on our shelves.

They are so pretty and much less expensive than cabinets.

Here are some things to consider…

Think about how you will use them.

Recently a customer increased the depth of his shelves a bit so he could fit two bottles of Tito’s vodka instead of one. Way to think ahead!

Dimensions
Most shelves we make are between 1″ – 2″ thick x 8″ -12″ deep x 2′ – 8′ long.
Depending upon the depth they may be one board piece or… 2 or more where we have to do a glue-up.

Glue-up & Clamping

Keep in mind, that we can make any size within reason.

Species
We can make shelves in just about any new native species like white oak, red oak, walnut or maple. The sky is pretty much the limit with new wood. There are many options available between the species of wood and the thickness and the coating you chose.

The shelves below are white oak. New. Fresh. Contemporary.

Photo: Chestnut Street Design & Construction, Inc.

We offer reclaimed wood shelves in mixed softwoods, heart pine, redwood and oak when available.

Milling Options
We mill one edge straight so they fit nicely against the wall.
The edges will be square and slightly eased so they aren’t too sharp.
There are a few styles we can make using reclaimed wood.

white kitchen with wood accents
Photo: The Farmhouse Project

Reclaimed Shelves with old-face.

Old face top and front edge, new-face on bottom. Please note this is flip-able.

With new-face reclaimed wood, we carefully remove the original surface of the wood to expose the fresh wood underneath. The evidence of reclamation including nail holes, areas of beautiful patina, and gorgeous grain pattern still tell a story with history. It is cleaned-up:)

Here’s an example of old edge, new face top, and bottom

Old-Face wood highlights the true natural beauty and character of reclaimed material. Rugged in appearance, this product maintains as much original surface as possible. Features on this material include old saw marks, patina, tool marks, and years wear-and-tear. Here are some examples of old-face details.

We can also do new-face all sides.

Coatings
We will custom coat your shelves for you. You pick out the finish you want and leave the rest to us or you can do it yourself.

Excelsior’s coatings options:
•VOC free oil (natural appearance and ingredients, low sheen, requires specific products for upkeep, less durable)
• Polyurethane (very durable, low to mid-sheen, does not require specific products for upkeep)
• Stain can be applied to affect the overall color or to decrease contrast from new face/freshly milled and old face surfaces.

*Please note that Excelsior does not currently supply brackets or mounting hardware however if you need assistance prepping your shelves for your hardware we can likely help.

Do not hesitate to reach out for your shelving quote. Large orders or small, we are happy to help!

So put your stuff on a shelf!

Thank you to The Farmhouse Project,  Chestnut Street Design & Construction & some other fabulous customers for photos.

Family-friendly Flooring

Crawling, playing, reading books, these are some of the things that our homeowners were taking into account when they purchased this gorgeous Rift Red Oak Flooring for their son’s nursery. Red Oak is such a family-friendly flooring.

The flooring in this nursery was chosen for several reasons.

The number one reason they chose wood flooring is for health reasons. Natural, organic wood! They know a special little someone will be crawling, playing, growing (so fast) on this floor! They want the reassurance of knowing he will be safe. (So many other flooring options have off-gassing.)

The homeowners also wanted red oak to match existing hardwood floors in the house so it would have a cohesive look. Because they were installing radiant heat, they needed a stable wood that would be less likely to cup or warp.  One of the benefits of quarter and rift sawn wood, besides the grain pattern, is its extreme dimensional stability. Which makes it ideal for demanding installations, such as over radiant heat.

They did the installation themselves and were pleasantly surprised at how smoothly it went compared to their last DIY flooring install. They commented on the pleasure of having the boards fit together so nicely… that the boards were very easy to work with and the width was just what they wanted. This couple are DIYers! They installed the floor and finished with a VOC free oil. They did a fabulous job with the whitewash finish.

Oak is a hardworking wood. It is naturally durable and able to withstand wear-and-tear.

 Red Oak Hardwood Flooring is casual, comfortable and has a hardworking reputation. It is a reliable classic.  It is a striking choice for modern, rustic, and traditional spaces. No need to fuss and fear with these floors as they are naturally durable to withstand wear-and-tear. 

Red Oak is very easy to work with and takes stain nicely allowing Excelsior to custom finish this family-friendly flooring for your family to live and play on.

Looking for quality hardwood flooring?

Let us help you get your project started!