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NWFA Master Craftsmen Training

E.T. Moore Manufacturing Inc. and the National Wood Flooring Association have partnered to bring customized training to you with their “Jigs and Medallions” master class!

NWFA Craftsmen working on heart pine floor design

Enhance Your Knowledge and Technical Training Close to Home

Master Craftsmen Training For the artists and enthusiasts in the wood flooring industry- a course taught by the industry’s most prestigious instructors along with Dr. Daniel Cassens, Professor of Wood Products at Purdue University.

On November 2-3, Gain deeper understanding about:
  • The science and sustainable use of wood
  • Hardwood color issues, mechanical properties, and hardness
  • Unique wood qualities and characteristics
  • Hardwood lumber grading and the lumber drying process
  • Tour E.T. Moore’s facility
On November 4-6, Advance your skills in:
  • Creating decorative pieces using unique wood qualities
  • Producing jigs to reproduce medallions and decorative inlays
  • Drawing and reproducing straight line medallions
  • Take home the medallions you create
    (The medallion value equals the cost of the class.)
Fancy floor design made from heart pine lumber


Three years experience and previous attendance of an Advanced level training.

Receive four CCU’s

Receive four CCU’s upon successful completion of training NWFA Training Events At E.T. Moore Manufacturing Inc.

Final custom woodworking wood floor design

Registration Fees:

Master Craftsmen Training: November 2-6 Registration Fees:

  • $975 for non members
  • $875 for NWFA members
  • Early Bird discount before October 19th

Register Today

Call 800.422.4556 or Visit: https://nwfa.users.membersuite.com/home

Dr. Dan Cassens, Professor of Wood Products at the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources from Purdue University to present for us at the November school at ET Moore. Dan has a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in wood science. He worked at US Forest Products Lab with Regis Miller, the predecessor to Dr. Alex Wiedenhoeft. He has quite the Vitae, and will be an excellent opening to the school we have scheduled.

Author Taylor Moore III
Date August 26, 2015

Building With Reclaimed Wood, Viniterra Model Home

This home is designed by William E. Poole, from Wilmington, North Carolina. He is a well seasoned architect who by trade has visited and studied all forms of early American architecture from Natchez, Mississippi thru and to Nantucket, Massachusetts. He is the only architect in America to be licensed to copy and interpret Colonial Williamsburg Buildings for today’s modern living advances, while being true to classical design.

This Nantucket shingle style home is reminiscent of an eighteenth century New England Coastal home that could withstand harsh winters as well as sun, sand and water year round, but architecturally practical, orderly, and pleasing to the” eye”, as they used to say.

Parade of Homes 2014 Winner

  • GOLD

This home is being crafted by E. T. Moore Homes, LLC which is a small family owned business that specializes in creating “one of a kind” custom homes that bring together timeless design and a multitude of reclaimed building materials, modern technology, tried and true old world technology, and lastly, a lot of hands on workmanship and attention to detail to achieve a finished product that is seldom seen in today’s super paced society. The founder, E. Taylor Moore, Jr. (who lives only four miles away) visits the project almost every day. He will work with any homeowner or personally select and, in house, manufacture all of the homes finest millwork materials. Mr. Moore has forty years experience in the building and reclaimed wood business.

A sampling of specialty building products include:

  • Reclaimed wood mould sand cast handmade bricks
  • Specialty 16″ wood siding shingles
  • Repurposed heart pine porch columns and beams
  • Brazilian walnut porch steps
  • Custom mahogany doors with beveled glass
  • Custom exterior fascia, soffit, window and door trim
  • All Flashing to be 16 oz. copper; custom site bent.
  • Reclaimed and custom flooring of heart pine, spruce, hickory, lyptus, oak and or cherry accents
  • Stairs to be antique heart pine and mahogany
  • Interior reclaimed ceiling beams in kitchen and great room
  • Moulding including base, shoe, flooring, chair rail, window and door casing, all custom profiles of various reclaimed woods
  • All stainless kitchen appliances
  • Custom shop made cabinetry out of reclaimed woods

Square Feet
5,000 s.f.

7383 Crush Court, New Kent, 23124
From Richmond: 64 East to exit 211. Go left off of ramp and follow signage 1.5 miles to Viniterra.

Author Taylor Moore III
Date October 14, 2014

E.T. Moore Open House & NWFA Intermediate Installation

Wednesday, May 7
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

E.T. Moore Manufacturing Inc.
3100 N Hopkins Rd., Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23224


Attend the E.T. Moore’s Open House and see product demonstrations from NWFA manufacturers, meet company representatives, and win prizes.

There is no cost to attend the OPEN HOUSE and no RSVP required.

NWFA Intermediate Installation and
Sand & Finish School - MAY 6-9

May 6 – May 9

E.T. Moore Manufacturing Inc.
3100 N Hopkins Rd., Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23224

Jay Daniel Moore, CISF
Antique Floors LLC
Richmond, VA

$595 for NWFA members

Tricia Swindoll
Phone: 800-422-4556

E.T. Moore Manufacturing Inc. partners with NWFA to provide you with quality training.

E.T. Moore Manufacturing Inc. has partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association to bring customized training to you. Enhance your technical skills with training close to home.

Intermediate Installation and Sand & Finish is a four-day training event covering different topics and hands-on experiences at an intermediate level.

Sharpen your installation skills, including jobsite evaluation and preparation, installation techniques, safety, custom entry-level borders, and medallion installations.

Training features a hands-on approach to installing unfinished and factory finished wood floors, including thorough training of installation methods for nail-down, glue-down and floating floors.

Learn how to incorporate simple design elements, allowing you to offer your client a custom wood floor while increasing your portfolio. Learn basic jobsite tool set-up and maintenance.

See You There!


Watch last year’s NWFA Expert Sand and Finish School at work!

Author Taylor Moore III
Date March 7, 2014

NWFA Expert Installation / Sand & Finish School

E. T. Moore Manufacturing, Inc. hosted the NWFA Expert Installation / Sand & Finish School at our facility on Dec 4 – 12 2012. We supplied American Cherry, Lyptus, and End Grain Heart Pine to create the field. The center medallion was created with Hard Maple, and Black Walnut. The finish is Synteko conversion sealer, Synteko Best 20, Synteko Best 50.

Author Taylor Moore III
Date January 16, 2013

E.T. Moore Homes Viniterra Custom Home

E. T. Moore Homes is a wholly owned subsidiary of E. T. Moore Manufacturing, Inc. and turning your dreams into reality is what we set out to accomplish from day one. We listen to your desires, needs, and ideas and then with beautiful designs by one of our recommend, award-winning architects or by a designer of your choice, combine them with exceptional value and long-lasting quality materials.

Our goal was to choose a European old world style home that we could freely and liberally incorporate many of our own specialty building materials. All of our employees that worked full time on the project have an average of 25 years’ experience with construction and antique building materials. We feel as though the unique combination of old world materials and craftsmanship created a finished product that is unparalleled.

Sealers, Stains, and FinishesExterior Site

  • Lot Selection
  • House Orientation
  • Pool; wrought iron fenced
  • Outdoor kitchen with fireplace
  • Circa 1810 hand cut granite English flower station
  • Professional landscaping
  • Mature trees

Exterior Home Features

  • Roof – Old growth, quarter sawn red cedar shingles with 5″ exposure (instead of 10″)
  • Metal Flashing – Custom Made; All 16 OZ pure copper, open valleys, hips, cheeks, sills, headers, transitions, and window framing
  • Rafter-tails – Custom designed old growth reclaimed red cedar ogee decorative soffit supports. All roof eves “kicked up” 15° in the European manner with timber terminations.
  • Siding, Vertical – Reclaimed rare Atlantic White Cedar boards covered with red cedar battens.
  • Siding, Horizontal – Custom made juniper “live edge” lap; reclaimed – applied with handmade wrought iron nails. Please Note: Both siding applications are more costly than typical brick applications.
  • Windows – Custom made Weathershield European style casement; aluminum exterior, triple mullion and insulation. Custom maple interior.
  • Dormers – Oval top, copper covered; cheeks covered with handmade “fish scale” shingles
  • Porches and Veranda – Reclaimed heart pine oversized columns and beam supports braced by hand cut mortise and tenon curved braces. Floor surface, reclaimed fire brick surrounded by South American cumaru wood.
  • Steps – Circa 1896 hand cut sandstone, reclaimed
  • Exterior Doors – 8 Sets; 1 3/4″ thick x 6′ 8″ tall mahogany French doors. All glass insulated and beveled. All jambs custom made with reclaimed heart pine.
  • 3-Car Garage – True custom made raised panel, remote operated doors with arch tops. Reclaimed wood. All wood mold sand-cast brick reclaimed (c. 1830′s) laid in true Flemish bond and raked joints covering entire garage with copper covered reclaimed wood lentils.
  • Garage Accoutrements – European gable end “birdhouse overhang”; Copper lined, handmade flower box supported by protruding ogee brackets; Copper cupola – 11′ tall 3 stage hand rolled, crimped, and soldered copper.
  • Roof Vents – 8 European attic hand crafted functional copper vents.
  • Chimney Caps – Imported from France; 24″ x 36″ handmade vented copper, integrated with massive 3′ x 6′ Flemish brick chimney.

Interior Home Features

  • Flooring – All reclaimed plank heart pine, South American lyptus and cherry incorporating boarders, feature strips and rhombus patterns in contrasting grain orientation by nationally known flooring installation and finish expert.
  • Great Room & Master Bedroom – Vaulted 18′ x 15′ ceilings accented with 6 x 6 reclaimed beams.
  • Doors – All doors solid mahogany, two double raised panels with European arched top. All premium figured wood. All jambs custom made heart pine.
  • Wall Thickness – All exterior walls 6″, interior walls 4″, 6″ and 12″ thickness for old world feel and additional insulation.
  • Wainscot – Master bedroom, great room, and dining room finished with circular-sawn reclaimed original finish heart pine paneling.
  • Casing – All window and door, two member custom milled trim with back band, heart pine.
  • Trim – Base, shoe, chair rail, all reclaimed custom milled.
  • Closets – All custom made with local reclaimed eastern aromatic red cedar.
  • Kitchen – Sub Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, icemaker, wine cooler, microwave, imported French “CornuFe” cast and enamel professional cook stove.
  • Kitchen – Custom fabricated copper hood and backsplash, custom designed cabinetry with antique wood, soft close hardware, under counter lighting, tree member crown tops.
  • Kitchen – Counter Tops – Butcher-block style (reclaimed rock maple from bowling alleys) with walnut double profile edge treatment, copper sink and faucet ensemble in massive island.
  • Kitchen – English two tiered beamed ceiling over kitchen and breakfast nook.


We will work with your builder or architect to provide the industries finest materials.

For more information visit our website, etmoore.com or call Ashley Moore or David Jackson at 804-231-1823.

Author Taylor Moore III
Date August 12, 2012

Pinterest Images

We will be posting images here that would be interesting on Pinterest

Author Taylor Moore III
Date May 1, 2012

Pit Sawing Reclaimed Longleaf Heart Pine Flooring

E. T. Moore MFG was asking to pit saw 400 SQ FT of Reclaimed Long Leaf Heart Pine flooring for a museum. This is all vertical reclaimed heart pine flooring, the pit sawn face was gauged and undercut facing the floor joist and not walked on. To reduce the number of cuts, we cut the lumber on our German Sash Gang Sawmill to 3 inches and pit-sawed them in half to the desired 1 1/2 inches. Here at E. T. Moore, anything is possible

Author Taylor Moore III
Date March 5, 2012

Rothesay, the 2010 Richmond Symphony Designer House

We are proud to deliver this house over to the homeowners.. We are currently looking at designs to start a second house in the near future. Not only do we manufacture all of the building components from antique heart pine flooring, reclaimed beams with antique connection hardware, cabinets, siding, and shingles, our constructions division, E. T. Moore Homes can build the entire package for you. The relationship of manufacturing and building gives us insight and flexibility that few reclaimed lumber dealers and general contractors could ever achieve at the same budget levels.

Author Taylor Moore III
Date February 3, 2012

The Model House Completion

John K. George did an amazing job transforming Rothesay’s Kitchen for the 2010 Richmond Symphony Designer House. We donated and helped design all of the material to build the Coffered Ceiling. Be sure to look at the before and after pictures.


Antique Fir, Antique Heart Pine Beams, antique timer

The antique heartpine beams match well with the antique fir paneling. The fir paneling is only 3/8″ thick.

Author Taylor Moore III
Date February 1, 2012

The Model of Viniterra

TheModel home, in Viniterra, is nearing completion. The artisans of E. T. Moore Homes are reviving lost traditions in home building and design. Not beingsatisfied with the quality of many material and components, we choose to manufacture them our self. In the kitchen we custom designed and built the cabinets, and even the copper vent hood above the stove. The counter tops were made from recycled bowling alleys and incorporated the original dots and arrows. In the foyer we installed the floor using a pattern of three diamonds, to create a hexagon; Cad programs were utilized to manufacture the perfect sized diamonds, resulting in even spacing around the perimeter of the foyer. The front and rear steps were reclaimed sandstone window lentils. Throughout the house, we incorporated a very popular product, Original Finish Antique Heart Pine. These boards are specifically chosen for the patina and rustic look to coincide with the French Country architecture. We are proud of this home’ s materials and construction as it sets the standards for the Viniterra Community.

Author Taylor Moore III
Date October 11, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg Armoury Crown Moulding

This antique heart pine was hand selected especially for the armory project. We are very proud to help Colonial Williamsburg save and restore a piece of American history.

Webcam of the armory construction

Planing shed at Colonial WilliamsburgEnd Grain View of hand planed crown moulding
The new Armory under construction at Colonial Williamsburg
"heart pine" "colonial williamsburg" "armoury" "antique heart pine" "reclaimed lumber"
End Grain View of hand planed crown moulding
Author Taylor Moore III
Date September 5, 2011

18th Century Laptop

Heart Pine Antique Laptop
Antique Heart Pine 18th Century Laptop

This Antique Heart Pine laptop used for writing in the field during the 1700′s and 1800′s.  The portable desktop measures 20″ x 36″ and weight’s only 2 pounds. It’s surprisingly comfortable to use.  Long Leaf Heart Pine was the wood of preference to use because of resistance to warping. Rediscover the past and stop by our showroom to see the uses of this reclaimed lumber throught history.

Author Taylor Moore III
Date March 19, 2011

Model House Update

We have some great shots of our Western Red Ceader Roof and Juniper live edge siding. We are applying a specialized oil, on the roof shingles, that was referred to us by Mount Vernon

Author Taylor Moore III
Date March 17, 2011

Donated space to Meals on Wheels serving Richmond, Va.

We are pround to donate distribution space Meals on Wheels Feedmore.. They are currently running 12 routes serving an average of 15 meals per route, that’s 900 meals per week right here in Richmond, Va.

Author Taylor Moore III
Date March 1, 2011

MT. Vernon

We will be delivering Reclaimed Antique Heart Pine materials to Mt. Vernon Estate (George Washington’s Residence) tomorrow to rebuild slave quarters and gates. This is just one of many Historical treasures that E.T. Moore supplies premium materials. This will not be part of any “stimulus package” as they did it the old fashion way; they EARNED it.

Author Taylor Moore III
Date September 22, 2010

New Housing start for E. T. Moore Homes LLC

We are breaking ground in Viniterra. We are excited to be a part of this great project. Our new home for sale on lot 88, will be custom created by E. T. Moore Manufacturing, Inc., from the footers to the roof shingles. We plan to use a combination of Antique Heart Pine, Reclaimed chestnut, Chinese Elm and other rare woods for Flooring, Beams and millwork. Old growth sinker cypress and live edge Juniper for siding and exterior trim framing the antique brickwork. Please check for progress on this magnificent home.


Author Taylor Moore III
Date August 27, 2010