Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ceiling Planks

"Faux Reclaimed" planks cover the OSB sheathing on the Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) roof
Sourced from the Shohola Sawmill on Hwy 6 between Hawley & Milford PA. 

Reclaimed wood is overrated. It fetches a hefty price premium in the northeast due to the mill work required to standardize it. It is also in high demand with designers. Environmental benefits of reusing old wood? Not really there. Buying new wood from sustainably managed local forests is actually the way to go. A ceiling does not need to stand up to foot traffic so a soft wood such as pine will do the trick. 

How we achieved the "reclaimed" random look from new pine planks 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Major Kitchen Progress

The most important room in the house has come a long way in the past couple months
We hustled to get the most important room in the house in order, just in time to host a BBQ and camping weekend for 40 guests. Our kitchen-building learnings include...