The Wood Cellar began in 1993 as an exporter of specialty lumber and antique timbers, as well as a marketer of antique floorings and other fine flooring products. At that time, our customer base was a very exacting export market, where we successfully introduced high-quality U.S. brands to distinguished flooring markets in Europe and Asia.
From 1994 to 1997, we offered antique heart pine flooring to the discerning customers of The Home Depot Expo. We attracted a national audience with a pioneering Web site that offered specialty and antique floorings to contractors and do-it-yourself homeowners.
You could say that 1998 was a turning point for The Wood Cellar. It was the year we became more focused on the production of our own wood flooring and distributing it to high-end wood flooring distributors. Since then, we’ve developed products and marketed them to some of the more elite wood-flooring distributors in the nation. Our flooring is also distributed throughout Florida in a network of our own dealers
Something else groundbreaking happened in 1998: Our Arbor Creek line, originally comprised of solid 1/2” and 3/8” Red Oak and White Oak, was launched. The line primarily served the California market for remodeling and restoration. Shipments of the product began in 1999 and averaged two containers a month for that year. Currently, 20 to 30 containers are shipped out each month, and the line has expanded to include classic American species as well as a full line of exotic flooring. While most of our production is now in high-end engineered flooring, we still produce solids, predominately in 1/2” thickness. Relica – launched in 2007 – is the most recent addition to our lineup and features hand-scraped and distressed collections. Actually hand-scraped products have been part of our product line for the last seven years, and in fact, we have been in the forefront of production and design trends in hand-sculpted flooring. Because of this reason and its importance to our company identification, we separated the hand-scraped collection into its own line and added more options in the distressed categories.