my wife and I are doing a major remodel on our home, our next step is to install hardwood flooring, we want the old antique look, it just feels more cozy and warming to us. A friend of mine told me I can get this look by buying rough sawn lumber from a local mill and finshing and staining the wood ourselves to suit our personal style.
Can I actually order some rough sawn lumber from a mill and put it down instead of buying it from a store like lowes?
if so what is the process of finishing/staining/installing it?
and what are the best stains/finishes & wood to use?
any information would be helpful
and thanks in advance