Collection by Zachary Edelson

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!

Durable Douglas fir tongue-and-groove planks add warmth to the interior areas.
Douglas fir-framed windows by Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors offer layered indoor-outdoor views.
Axel sits on the staircase, which like all the internal and external cladding in the house is made from Douglas fir.
There are generously proportioned nine-foot-high ceilings throughout the Desert House.
The house incorporates a variety of wood finishes, all in the same general color palette: unfinished ipe for the pool...
A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a...
With a gentle nudge, architect John Senhauser pushes a custom bed outside onto the terrace.

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