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Our Specialties: American CherryHickoryHickory BuckboardMadroneRed OakQuartersawn/Riftsawn White OakWalnutWhite OakWhite Oak BuckboardWhite Oak CathedralWhite Oak SkipsawnTanoak
Closeout Deals: AlderChestnut Ash3" Wide QS/RS White Oak1/2" Thick WalnutStrip Walnut

Question about how our custom grades compare to traditional grades? Visit the Muscanell Grade Guide.

Best Selling Species

Hickory (Mesa Grade) Wood Flooring Walnut (Madera grade) Wood Flooring White Oak (Mesa Grade) Wood Flooring
Hickory Walnut White Oak

 

Our Specialties

 
Cherry (Mesa Grade) Wood Flooring
Cherry, Mesa grade

Cherry (Hacienda Grade) Wood Flooring
Cherry, Hacienda grade

CHERRY

American Cherry is a fine-grained wood with reddish-brown heartwood, interspersed with cream-colored sapwood. It is about 25% softer than Red Oak, but also about 30% more stable.


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In our Mesa grade, Cherry will contain color variation, knots up to 2” in diameter, including open knots, holes up to 3/4” in diameter, cracks which don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring, along with other character marks. We do allow edge defect in this grade.

Cherry Mesa Grade Wood Flooring

Mesa grade Cherry results in a floor with lots of character and contrast. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an approximate average of 5’.

Cherry Hacienda Grade Wood Flooring

Hacienda, our highest grade, has less extreme variations in color. Small pin knots (up to 3/16” in diameter) are allowed. It can contain small amounts of gum and mineral, and sap not to exceed 10% of the surface area of the floor. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 3.5’.

Hickory (Mesa Grade) Wood Flooring
Hickory, Mesa grade

HICKORY

Hickory is the hardest North America wood (commercially available). It makes an extremely durable hardwood floor, though it is less moisture stable than the oaks.

Click for an enlarged view of Mesa Grade Hickory.

In our Mesa grade, Hickory will contain color variation, knots up to 2” in diameter, including open knots, holes up to 3/4” in diameter, cracks which don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring, along with other character marks. We do allow edge defect and small, infrequent traces of grey stain. Mesa grade Hickory results in a floor with lots of character and contrast. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an approximate average of 5’.

Madera Grade Hickory

Our Madera grade Hickory will contain a range of color, knots (both sound and open) up to 2” in diameter, holes up to ½” in diameter, some cracks and pith, unlimited sapwood, along with other occasional character marks. We do allow edge defect in this grade but some clear boards are also included. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 5’+. This grade results in a floor with an overall rustic appearance, but with some clear boards and very nice length.

Click for an enlarged view of Hickory Casa Grade.

In our Casa grade, Hickory will contain color variation and knots up to 1-1/2” in diameter, along with other occasional character marks. Small open holes up to 1/4” in diameter are also allowed. We do not allow any edge defect. The grey sap stain often associated with Hickory is also not allowed in this grade.

Casa Grade Hickory

Casa grade Hickory results in a floor with beautiful contrasting tones, and sound defect requiring very little fill. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 5’.

Hacienda Grade Hickory

Hacienda, our Select grade, has less extreme variations in color than Casa grade. It is almost free from knots, with only occasional small pin knots (up to 3/16” in diameter) allowed. Grey stain is not allowed in Hacienda Hickory. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with the average of 5’. This creates a floor with a refined look with more consistent color and long length.

Hickory Buckboard
Hickory Buckboard

HICKORY BUCKBOARD

Hickory Buckboard Solid Wood Flooring

Our Buckboard flooring features a special surface texture that preserves some of the random circle-saw and band-saw marks that were made when the log was first cut into boards. These sawmarks are subdued with our process of wirebrushing and polishing. A bevel on the sides also softens the edges of the planks. A staining process that accentuates the saw marks can be done during installation. Buckboard flooring results in a rustic antique look, featuring some original saw marks, but still designed for everyday living. Contains: circle-saw and/or band-saw marks; some small areas of overwood and underwood where deeper saw marks occur; color variation; knots up to 2” in diameter; open holes up to ¾” diameter; cracks which don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring; other character marks.. Any defect found in rough lumber such as crayon marks and water marks can occur near sawmarks. The rustic character is allowed anywhere on the face of the planks. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of 5’.

Madrone (Madera Grade) Wood Flooring
Madrone, Madera grade

MADRONE

Madrone Madera Flooring

Madrone is a fine-grained wood prized by furniture builders. It is little known outside its region (Oregon and California). It is a very durable wood, comparable in density to White Oak. Its coloration ranges from cream to salmon to dark reddish-brown.

All the Madrone flooring we run comes from mills that are part of the “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities Partnership,” an organization of wood manufacturers, rural leaders, and community groups dedicated to forest restoration and community vitality.

In our Madera grade, Madrone will contain color variation, numerous knots (both sound and open) up to 2” in diameter, holes up to 1/2” in diameter, some cracks, along with other occasional character marks. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 5’. Madera grade Madrone flooring creates an old world feel, rich in variations of grain and color.

Red Oak Mesa Grade Muscanell Wood Flooring
Red Oak , Mesa grade

RED OAK

Muscanell's Red Oak Mesa grade flooring

Our Mesa grade Red Oakwill contain color variation, knots up to 2” in diameter (including open knots), holes up to 3/4” in diameter, cracks that don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring, grub holes of any size, along with other character marks. The grub holes can be fairly long, deep grooves, typically 3/8” to ½” wide, and about 3” long. We do allow edge defect in this grade. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of 5’+.

Red Oak Casa Grade Floor Swatch

In Casa grade, our Red Oak, will contain color variation and knots up to 1-1/2” in diameter, along with other occasional character marks. Small open holes up to 1/4” in diameter are also allowed. We do not allow any edge defect. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 5’.

Tanoak (Madera grade) Wood Flooring
Tanoak, Madera grade

 

TANOAK

Muscanell's Red Oak Mesa grade flooring

Despite its name, Tanoak is actually a member of the Beech family, but has characteristics similar to oak. This is a very hard wood (rated the same as Hard Maple), evenly textured, without distinctive grain. The color is very uniform.

All the Tanoak flooring we run comes from mills that are part of the “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities Partnership,” an organization of wood manufacturers, rural leaders, and community groups dedicated to forest restoration and community vitality.

In our Madera grade, Tanoak will contain color variation, numerous knots (both sound and open) up to 2” in diameter, holes up to 1/2” in diameter, some cracks, along with other occasional character marks. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 5’.

Walnut (Madera grade) Wood Flooring
Walnut, Madera grade

WALNUT

Walnut is a moderately dense and very stable wood. Compared to Red Oak, it is about 25% more moisture stable and about 20% softer. Our Walnut stock is steamed, mellowing the usually white sap wood to a light tan color.

Madera Grade Walnut

In our Madera grade, Walnut will contain a range of color, unlimited sap wood (normally a small amount), numerous knots both sound and open up to 2” in diameter, and holes up to 1/2” in diameter, some cracks and pith, along with other occasional character marks. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of 5’. Madera grade Walnut results in a floor with overall dark color, interesting grain, and numerous knots.

Walnut Flooring Strips

Our Walnut Casa grade flooring in 2-1/4” will have color variation including a mix of the lighter sapwood and darker heartwood, knots up to 1-1/2” in diameter, along with other occasional character marks. Small open holes up to 1/4” in diameter are also allowed. We do not allow any edge defect. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 4’.

Walnut Hacienda Flooring

Our Hacienda Walnut is comparable to Select and can contain occasional ½” sound knots. Sapwood content can be 30% of the total surface area of the floor. No single plank will contain more than 40% sapwood. All our Walnut is steamed, giving the sapwood a creamy tone. Lengths will vary from 1’ to 10’ with an approx. 3.5’ average length.

Walnut Buckboard
Walnut Buckboard

WALNUT BUCKBOARD

Walnut Buckboard

Our Buckboard flooring features a special surface texture that preserves some of the random circle-saw and band-saw marks that were made when the log was first cut into boards. These sawmarks are subdued with our process of wirebrushing and polishing. A bevel on the sides also softens the edges of the planks. A staining process that accentuates the saw marks can be done during installation. Buckboard flooring results in a rustic antique look, featuring some original saw marks, but still designed for everyday living. Contains: circle-saw and/or band-saw marks; some small areas of overwood and underwood where deeper saw marks occur; color variation; knots up to 2” in diameter; open holes up to ¾” diameter; cracks which don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring; other character marks.. Any defect found in rough lumber such as crayon marks and water marks can occur near sawmarks. The rustic character is allowed anywhere on the face of the planks. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of 5’.

White Oak (Mesa Grade) Wood Flooring
White Oak, Hacienda grade

WHITE OAK

A time-tested favorite, White Oak is a very durable flooring material.

White Oak Casa Flooring in a room

In Mesa grade, our White Oak it will contain color variation, knots up to 2” in diameter (including open knots), holes up to 3/4” in diameter, cracks that don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring, along with other character marks. We do allow edge defect in this grade. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of 5’+. Mesa grade White Oak results in a floor with lots of contrasting color and character.

Click for enlarged view of White Oak Madera Grade.

In Madera grade, our White Oak will contain a range of color, knots (both sound and open) up to 2” in diameter, holes up to ½” in diameter, some cracks and pith, unlimited sapwood (normally a small amount) along with other occasional character marks. We do allow edge defect in this grade but some clear boards are also included. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 5’+. This grade results in a floor with an overall rustic appearance, but with some clear boards and very nice length.

White Oak Casa Flooring in a room

In Casa grade, White Oak will contain color variation and knots up to 1-1/2” in diameter, along with other occasional character marks, but no edge defect. Small open holes, up to 1/4” in diameter, are also allowed. Casa grade White Oak results in a floor with beautiful contrasting tones, and sound defect requiring very little fill. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 5’.

White Oak Hacienda

Hacienda, our highest grade, has less extreme variations in color than Casa grade. It is almost free from knots, with only occasional small pin knots (up to 3/16” in diameter) allowed. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with the average of 5’. This creates a floor with a refined look, more consistent color, and long length.

White Oak Buckboard
White Oak Buckboard

WHITE OAK BUCKBOARD

White Oak Buckboard

Our Buckboard flooring features a special surface texture that preserves some of the random circle-saw and band-saw marks that were made when the log was first cut into boards. These sawmarks are subdued with our process of wirebrushing and polishing. A bevel on the sides also softens the edges of the planks. A staining process that accentuates the saw marks can be done during installation. Buckboard flooring results in a rustic antique look, featuring some original saw marks, but still designed for everyday living. Contains: circle-saw and/or band-saw marks; some small areas of overwood and underwood where deeper saw marks occur; color variation; knots up to 2” in diameter; open holes up to ¾” diameter; cracks which don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring; other character marks. Any defect found in rough lumber such as crayon marks and water marks can occur near sawmarks. The rustic character is allowed anywhere on the face of the planks. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of 5’.

Cathedral Cut White Oak
Cathedral Cut White Oak

CATHEDRAL CUT WHITE OAK

Cathedral Cut White Oak

Muscanell’s Cathedral Cut White Oak results in a grand rustic, long-length floor that shows off all the grain patterns of White Oak. It is a rustic product, but the grading does not fall neatly within the description of our other custom grades (Mesa, Madera etc). We maximize length of the planks in our Cathedral Cut by including larger knots, holes, and other character marks. Contains: grain variation including plainsawn, Quartersawn, and riftsawn (often all within one plank); unlimited knot size (knots are included as long as they are fillable); color variation; some sapwood; small areas of scant (unplaned wood). Lengths are 2’ to 10’.

To better understand Cathedral vs Quarter vs Riftsawn-cut wood, please refer to this chart.

Quartersawn White Oak (Madera grade) Wood Flooring
Quartersawn White Oak, Hacienda grade

WHITE OAK, QUARTERSAWN/RIFTSAWN

A time-tested favorite, Quartersawn/Riftsawn White Oak is a very durable flooring material. It is derived from lumber which is cut with the grain oriented at a 30-90 degree angle to the face of the plank. Not only does the quartersawing process produce an attractive appearance in the wood, but also results in improved durability, surface smoothness, and stability (it is about 50% more stable than plain-sawn White Oak). Many planks contain interesting medullary rays or “fleck.”

White Oak Quartersawn Riftsawn Mesa Grade

Our Mesa grade Quartersawn/Riftsawn White Oak will contain: color variation including mineral streaks; knots up to 2” in diameter (including open knots); holes up to 3/4” in diameter; cracks that don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring; worm holes; other character marks.  The rustic character is allowed anywhere on the face of the planks.  Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of 5’. 

Mader Grade White Oak Quartersawn

Our Madera grade in Quartersawn/Riftsawn White Oak will contain a range of color, knots (both sound and open) up to 2” in diameter, holes up to ½” in diameter, some cracks, a small amount of sap wood along with other occasional character marks. We do allow edge defect in this grade, but some clear boards are also included. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with an average of about 5’. This grade results in a floor with the classic quartersawn look with occasional rustic defects.

White Oak Quarter Sawn Hacienda

Hacienda, our highest grade, will contain less variations in color than Madera grade. Small mineral streaks are allowed. It is almost free from knots, with only occasional small pin knots (up to 3/16” in diameter) allowed. We do not allow any edge defect. Lengths of planks vary from 1’ to 10’, with the average length of about 3.5’.

To better understand Cathedral vs Quarter vs Riftsawn-cut wood, please refer to this chart.

White Oak, Skip Sawn
White Oak Skip Sawn

WHITE OAK, SKIP SAWN

White Oak Skip Sawn

Our Skip Sawn features a special surface texture showing random circle saw and band saw marks and color changes that are common in rough lumber. A very light cut is made on the face to create a reference point for the side match and end match. This results in an accurate fit of the tongue and groove, although there will be variation in the top surface due to the uneven saw marks.

Muscanell Skip Sawn can contain both circle-and band-saw marks, but most likely it will be heavy to band-saw marks. It will have some areas of “skip” and the remainder of the surface area will be planed smooth. (Please refer to photo for a representation of the “skip”). The skip portion can contain any defect found in rough lumber such as crayon marks, water marks, etc. In addition, our Skip Sawn grade can contain: color variation; knots up to 2” in diameter including open knots; holes up to 3/4” in diameter; cracks which don’t compromise the integrity of the flooring; other character marks. We do allow edge defect in this grade. Skipsawn is run as a “rustic” grade, but will not be as knotty as our Mesa grade. It will be endmatched and square-edged (no bevel). Lengths 1’-10’, with an average of 5’+. Skip Sawn results in a floor with a rustic, turn-of-the-century look.

 

 
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