Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide
By Alan Solomon and Klaas Armster
Photos by Michel Arnaud
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Modern log homes are much more than simply trees that were felled, cut and scribed to make a house. The vast majority of today’s log abodes also feature reclaimed wood either as accents, truss-systems or even the complete structure. The combination of salvaged timbers with freshly sawn logs can take a residence from new construction to family heirloom in a heartbeat.
Though many buyers know they want the vintage-wood look, most don’t realize how many options actually exist or how to recognize what they are when they see them. From time-worn railroad trellises to repurposed mushroom board — even recycled bowling alley planks — how do you explain to your builder precisely the sort of reclaimed wood you want if you don’t know how to reference it?
"Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide, by Klaas Armster and Alan Solomon" takes the guesswork out of the conversation.
For anyone passionate about timbers, this brand new guide is a must.