"Tobacco Wood" Flooring by Mike Windhom

Mike Windhom's unique wood comes from tobacco barns that have been abandoned since the 1970s due to changes in the drying and curing processes. Charcoal fires in the tobacco barns would burn at temperatures ranging from 100 to 180 degrees — the patina from the curing tobacco penetrated the wood as much as three-eighths of an inch. Hence, the color is all natural — no stains or dyes are used to provide the rich hues. The company dismantles the obsolete tobacco barns, ranging from 50 to 200 years old. Each barn is registered with the North Carolina tobacco industry. Buyers receive a photograph of the barn from which their wood came, to provide them with a little piece of history. :: Mike Windhom's Old Wood

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