Can Old Wood Really Be Better Than New?
BEAUTIFUL SURFACES BORN
OF DEEP ROOTS.
‘Aged in place’ for centuries, Ark's treasured wood boasts tight vertical grain and surfaces that reflect a deep, resinous sheen.
Our proprietary wood selection, milling and coating processes ensure consistency of surface from board to board and panel to panel. Choose from a variety of tints, tones and finishes to enhance the beauty of any design.
STRENGTH & STABILITY
CUT FROM A DIFFERENT ERA.
Ark's old-growth wood is nearly twice as hard as new growth, strong as cast iron of similar dimension and comparable to White Oak and Honduran Mahogany.
Highly stable and resistant to shrink, warp, moisture and rot, it's no wonder those first industrialists spec'd this prized material all those years ago.
REVEAL THE PAST,
ENLIVEN THE PRESENT.
Ark’s processes enable us to strike the perfect balance of clear boards and those with ‘reveals’ – nail marks, stains and bolt holes that uncover this wood’s landmark place in history.
Our wood retains these subtle accents while ensuring that all environmental impurities and gross imperfections have been removed. So you are free to imagine it’s past, and re-imagine it’s future, for your next design.
Designed from materials that would otherwise enter the waste stream, our products are the ultimate carbon sink.
Building with Ark reduces embodied carbon emissions, logging, deforestation and achieves a carbon footprint 10x smaller than when building with virgin lumber.