In Stan Hywet Hall: A Stan Hywet Restoration Project
The Stan Hywet restoration at Stan Hywet Hall in Akron, Ohio included restoring all the 100 year old hardwood floors on the first floor level, the public areas, and most of the bedrooms, suites and halls of the second floor level, and the informal or private areas. The majority of the wood on the first floor was a teak veneer. In the dining room, the wood was quarter sawed oak installed in a herringbone pattern. This material was solid. The teak veneer was used in the bedrooms on the second floor level and the herringbone pattern of quarter sawed oak was repeated in the halls. It should be pointed out that the marks left in the floor from the hand scraping or tooling were preserved and very visible in the finished product.