Thursday, October 31, 2013

American Walnut Custom Entry Table

American Walnut Custom Entry Table
Custom made solid American walnut slab table, with solid brass legs. created by Manhattan Forest Products. Showcasing our fine wood work.

Monday, September 2, 2013

New architectural design wood sample kits being prepared to send around the world

Full specification catalog of all of our MFP products for our showrooms in New York, NJ, Florida and Chicago.

We're gearing up for architects and interior designers that need to see our products around the globe. MFP has a newly re-designed sample wood kit that really showcases our products. From the finish, thickness and durability of the material along with a new catalog with full spec information about what we have to offer.

Our sample kits are rugged enough to send around the world and in the past two weeks our product has been specified for jobs in India, the UK, Manhattan, Chicago, California, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida.

If you're firm is interested in our spec book and sample kits please contact us at Info@MFPNY.COM or call 212-595-0900 today!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Custom installation of 500 year old reclaimed wood beam wraps

You can really see a close up of the mushroom wood on the walls, this is steel brushed and the opposite wall is waxed to give it a shiny look. This is a technique we use for a very rustic appearance in any home or office. This worked out perfectly to give this showroom a little something special. We specialize in hardwood flooring, wall finishes and molding.

This is a very cool installation of 500 year old reclaimed wood beam wraps that we hollowed out to fit over regular dry wall corners. The floor is antique 300 year old bog oak that was pulled from the Rhine River that runs through the Swiss Alps and Germany.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Experimenting with materials is how we make interesting floors

These two photos are examples of a new floor we're working on called MIRAGE. It consists of end grain cut, reclaimed New York water tower redwood. The most interesting part of this process is that you can see the mineral deposits in the wood from the waterline seepage in the original water tanks. These tanks are typically 40 to 90 years old. You can read more about the water tower redwood below. The curvature of the planks visible in these two samples is due to the natural curve of the water tank. After trial and error, the only way to make a floor using the end grain is to stagger the planks without going in a complete circle. The end result is a very interesting floor pattern that is one of a kind. This floor is still in it's experimental stage, but if you are interested, please feel free to give us a call. Related: ( NY Observer article about MFP reclaimed water tower redwood)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Live edge walnut table top ready for custom legs

This is a first glimpse at a new live edge walnut slab that we'll turn into a beautiful custom wood table. You can see from this snapshot, the depth and beauty of the wood. Check back for an update in the near future.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Standing Dead Oak Tree Wood Floor Installed in a Closet

One of our most popular white oak wood floors comes from standing dead oak trees found across the state of New York and Illinois. This floor was recently installed in a beautiful walnut closet to off set the rich dark hues. Silver Streak has a micro beveled edge that is soft to the touch and easy on the feet. The wood does have some interesting characteristics up close including some natural irregularities. The wood is wire brushed and can be made in random widths from 3 inches to 9 inches with custom narrower or wide planks available upon request.

Below is some additional information about the reclaimed standing dead oak trees.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Manhattan Forest Products Press Clippings

Here is a collection of Manhattan Forest Products press clippings from across the web. 

Manhattan Forest Products Chicago
Merchandise Mart • 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 163 Ground floor in the Design Resource Center
212-595-0900 • • New York • Chicago • New Jersey

Architizer News

Shop LuxeHome, Where You’ll Find All The Design You Could Ask For


While most architects profess to being purists, either Miesian minimalists or one-off trendsetters, the reality is that most shoppers are for the most part—gasp—wildly eclectic in their tastes. Enter LuxeHome, an enfilade of showrooms in Chicago’s famed design center, the Merchandise Mart. Here, designers and shoppers alike can weave in and out of stores offering products as varied as high-end appliances to antique furnishings, stone tiles to sustainable carpets. Continue.

Old Word stone, terra cotta and wood make give even the newest homes a welcome warmth.

LuxeHome’s success as a one-stop shopping venue means it is always expanding and adding more showrooms to its boutique roster. Two new shops offer products with a history. Exquisite Surfaces, founded in 1997 by the Nataf Family, meticulously selects antique salvaged materials and creates unique hand-crafted products that stand outside of time. The store launched on the West Coast and now has showrooms in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Laguna Niguel in California as well as New York, Greenwich, CT on the East Coast. And now Midwesterners can shop in their new Chicago showroom.

Wood salvaged from the Coney Island Boardwalk now lives in some of the finest homes and establishments.

Exquisite Surfaces offerings include antique and aged French oak, antique and reproduction limestone fireplaces, Provencal fountains, garden elements, antique Jerusalem stone, salvaged roof tiles, antique Tunisian tiles, decorative ceramic tile collections from France, Spain, Italy and North Africa and more. While they may source historic materials, many designers and homeowners incorporate them into contemporary architecture and interiors. The fabric of Old World stone, wood and ceramic tile can lend a patina and texture that appeals to the most staunch modernist equally.
Buyers for Exquisite Surfaces are constantly searching for unique  materials, traveling throughout the world, and meeting local artisans. They recently added a collection of hand-crafted tiles from Sicily and a line of antique cement tiles from Belgium. It is worth the trip to their showroom—not only can you look, touch, and feel their meticulously salvaged materials.

Coney Island Boardwalk

Another new resident at LuxeHome, Manhattan Forest Products, also sources materials that have mellowed with age. The millers re-harvest vintage New York wood from historic buildings to use in bespoke flooring, including antique oak, heart pine, chestnut, and other antique hardwoods found in old factories, mills, and breweries. They have salvaged wood from water towers and even the Coney Island boardwalk in New York. MFP is a full-service mill and lumber supplier, with the capacity to produce and ship internationally reclaimed flooring, custom molding, sawn and hand-hewn beams, architectural millwork and a wide range of other wood products. As a custom mill, they have the flexibility to produce products made from just about any type of wood, to your exact specifications. While many customers like reclaimed wood that shows its wear and tear, others prefer “new face wood” or wood that has had the top worn layer of reclaimed wood shaved off to expose the virgin surface beneath.

The wood reclaimed from the Coney Island Boardwalk lives on as Manhattan Forest Products’ Surf & Sand flooring.

On Tuesday, October 23, from 6-8pm, Margaret Russell, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest, is hosting cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in Exquisite Surfaces showroom (Suite 1-143) in LuxeHome, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza. Please respond to
On Thursday, November 15, from 6-8:30pm, LuxeHome Presents the Sixth Annual CHILL, the Sixth Annual Charity CHILL Event, featuring superb wines from winemakers worldwide paired with cuisine from distinguished chefs amidst the ambiance of the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for homebuilding and renovation.

Sophia Weiss Lapat
Sophia + Co
(o) 312.382.8441
(c) 212.203.6536

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

AIA Continued Education Courses from MFP

AIA Continued Education Courses from MFP

If you are an architect in New York and would like to learn more about our products, please make arrangements to attend our AIA/CES course tomorrow 5-08-13 at 1:00 to 2 pm.

Course title:  Reclaiming the New York Skyline
Course desc: The New York City skyline is legendary for its skyscrapers, architecture and the water towers on nearly every building over six stories tall. The water towers started to appear in New York City in the 1800’s as a way to bring water to upper floors in taller buildings. The redwood tanks were built and installed by barrel makers during that time. Each tank was held together with only steel straps with no adhesive to keep the contents pure. Each tank has a life span of approximately 40 years. These timeless structures are a signature of New York just like Central Park. Now we reclaim that redwood and upcycle it into many other products.

Or visit this link for more details and credit info.


Jennifer Carpenter Architect
59 Hester Street
Ground Floor
New York, NY 10002
(646) 559.8324

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Manhattan Forest Products in the news again

Manhattan Forest Products was interviewed during the Architectural Digest Home Design Show again this year. Below is the video of the interview about our products and services.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Manhattan Forest Products at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2013

This is our second year participating in this amazing show. The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is New York's premiere event for the latest materials and products in kitchen and bath design, home renovation and commercial interior design. Visit us at both 480 in the kitchen and bath section of this fabulous show where we are debuting eight new products including lava wood a new wood floor that combines wood and imported Italian ceramic covered lava stone.

The show is always at Pier 94 on the West Side.

There were huge crowds this year, but don't let that get you down. Everyone enjoyed themselves at the show.

Here is a sneak peak at our new products.

We gave out lots of goody bags this year to our guests.

Here are a couple of our wood flooring specialists to answer all of your questions.

With our new Lava Wood floors, we can create any color your mind or eye can imagine.

The photo above is a close up of our new Lava Wood floor.

Coney Island boardwalk as you've never seen it before in the photos above and below.

The wood flooring throughout the booth was also created by our craftspeople in our factory in upstate New York. It is a beautiful gray finished floor called Tribeca Classic.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

More Great Press for Manhattan Forest Products

Our reclaimed Coney Island Boardwalk flooring was once again featured in the press. We installed a beautiful herringbone patterned floor in a kitchen display in our showroom and the finish is impeccable. If you want to see it first hand, visit one of our showrooms in the Chicago or New York area. Here is the link to the article.