The interior of locally milled poplar contrasts with the home’s metal exterior. Thanks to the six-degree pitch of the site, the dining area leads directly to the yard, while the living room ends with a balcony that’s high above the ground.  Photo 6 of 10 in Wood Guide Part II: How to Recognize 5 (More) Common Wood Species
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The center's other healthy materials include stained concrete floors and low VOC paints on the walls and steel structure. However, when it comes to sticking to the basics, in some cases "we need to balance that impulse with eco-friendly synthetics," says Cardet. For example, "The solid surfaces are synthetic but carefully engineered to be healthy and can be recycled."  Photo 8 of 10 in Wood Guide Part II: How to Recognize 5 (More) Common Wood Species
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Wood Tread, Wood Railing, Under Stairs Storage Type, and Staircase Photo by Osamu Abe  Photo 7 of 10 in Wood Guide Part II: How to Recognize 5 (More) Common Wood Species from Top Drawer
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