Latest Articles in Wood

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A Spa-Like Patio with Stunning Views Cascades Down a Los Angeles Hillside

Amid southern California's chaparral landscape, a backyard offers sanctuary and room to entertain guests.
September 25, 2015
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5 Additions We Love

Whether providing additional space or a stream of natural light, these recent additions breathe new life into preexisting homes.
September 22, 2015
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8 Uses for Douglas Fir in the Modern Home

Found in everything from structural timbers to decorative accents, Douglas fir is a nearly-omnipresent material in North American architecture. Fir is a fixture of building past and present: it's frequently salvaged from old structures even as it's cultivated across Canada and the U.S. See its diverse application in these contemporary residences!
September 22, 2015
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A Look at Wood Designs in the Modern Home

See how our favorite wood designs enhance their spaces.
September 21, 2015
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5 Homes with Impressive Wood Interiors

Not only does wood provide a seemingly endless range of aesthetic options, it also inspires unique and daring design choices, from rugged timbers to decorative surfaces.
September 18, 2015
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5 Modern Homes in Brazil

These houses prove that the simplicity of modernism pairs perfectly with Brazil's bustling urbanity as well as its lush natural environments.
September 18, 2015
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8 Examples of Cedar in Modern Homes

It's not just for shingles: cedar is a versatile material that can be used in interiors, furniture, and more. A wide variety of cedar species means the wood comes a range of hues, from whites to reds and browns. Click through for some cedar inspiration!
September 16, 2015
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7 Ways to Use Ipe Wood

Durable and dense—so dense it doesn't float—ipe is an excellent material for outdoor settings. But how to use it? Patio decking is the most common application but just one of many. While ipe's oils and tannins make it difficult to paint, a well-maintained ipe construction can last 25 years for more. If properly dried, the wood can be used within interiors as well. Lastly, while ipe is a tropical hardwood, it's now typically farmed instead of being harvested from the wild. If you're buying ipe, make sure it's been properly certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or other watchdog organizations. Here are seven ways to use ipe that aren't plain old decking!
September 14, 2015
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6 Uses for Walnut in the Modern Home

Prized for its luster, durability, and rich brown hues, walnut has long been a choice material for flooring, furniture, and everything in between. But how to use it in the modern home? These examples will provide some inspiration.
September 10, 2015