SPRUCE FLOORING & MILLWORK
NO ONE HAS IT EXCEPT THE JOINERY
Spruce trees are among the most widespread conifers in Central and Northern Europe. It is sometimes referred to as “spruce-fir”. The main difference between the two is that spruce is a resinous wood, and fir is not. The spruce wood, which tends to be reddish-white, turns yellowish-brown over time due to the influence of air and light.
Fine furniture often has interiors and backs made of Spruce. Spruce can be found in antiques of all epochs. The wood was inexpensive, easy to obtain and easy to work. Spruce was often used as solid wood for simple and rural furniture. However, for back panels, shelves, and drawers for even the finest furniture, Spruce was almost always the cabinetmaker`s first choice. Spruce was also in demand as the secondary wood in framed furniture.
Red Spruce is often referred to as “Adirondack spruce” in the music business. It is highly prized for its weight, stiffness, and excellent tonal qualities. It has been traditionally used for the soundboards (tops) of guitars, mandolins, violins, and other stringed instruments. Spruce is loved and respected greatly by musicians for its tonal qualities.
Today, spruce is still very popular and suitable wood for all kinds of interior woodwork and furniture. The wood is very lightweight. And, it dries well and quickly. It`s easy to work with, and is good for slicing, peeling, carving, and turning. However, wide plank Spruce is most highly sought after today for our special “aged” engineered floors.