Old barns are a traditional source of reclaimed Oak, but supplies and quality of the wood can be uneven. Oak is the most widely used new hardwood for human use. It’s versatile, durable, easy milled, takes a stain well and has a familiar beauty that is a choice for a wide range of projects – from wine casks to the paneling of a midtown office to common strip flooring and overseas shipping pallets. The virtues of reclaimed Oak extend the appeal further for many renovation projects. Often found with clusters of small nail hole patterns, narrower widths and a second growth figure, Oak sourced from shipping pallets nonetheless provides an economy grade for a reclaimed product. And for the the ceiling application at the Tribeca eatery above, it’s no less green.