How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
- Building green can be a challenge to really pull off—not to mention afford—but as the following seven houses from our pages show, the payback is huge.
Let X mark the spot where you store your favorite magazines. David Brunicardi fashioned this rack from FSC certified Douglas Fir, and the clean, simple shape makes for a nice alternative to a growing stack of back issues strewn across your coffee table.
- Sustainable consultant to the stars Jordan Harris convinces Hollywood starlets to go hybrid, but when it came to greening his own home, he enlisted outside help.
The Cube by Eastvold Furniture is a piece that certainly lives up to its name, a refreshingly unfussy cabinet design that comes in reclaimed Douglas Fir, maple, walnut, or white oak.
For out-and-out oenophiles, what could be more satisfying than a house ensconced in redwood reclaimed from wine barrels? TerraMai's siding–redwood, teak, Douglas fir, or pine–provides the beauty of aged hardwood without the guilt of clear-cutting (reclaiming about one million board feet of lumber saves a thousand acres of old-growth forest). On average, less embodied energy is used in its production than with other siding, and the wood has the nonwarping stability that comes with age.
Well isn't this clever! Rather than toss your coat on the sofa and mail on the coffee table, here's an all-purpose rack that will take care of all your in-and-out-the-door accoutrement. Made from reclaimed Douglas Fir, it could take the place of a hallway console, freeing up space and clearing up clutter.
- Kitchens are the heart of the home and no one likes a cold barren heart or kitchen—especially as the air gets chilly and thoughts of family holidays approach.
- In this Backstory series, preview the loft renovation that will be the My House story in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek.