Collection by Erika Heet

Ways to Design with Pine


It’s readily available, affordable, fairly sustainable, and hardy—what’s not to love about pine? Architects, designers, and homeowners show us how to use the wood to its best advantage in these eight homes from our archives.

Bornstein and his daughter Velma sit at a table the architect designed himself; the dining chairs were designed by Arne...
Inside the main living area, tongue-and-grooved white pine covers the walls and vaulted ceilings, and a red closet...
Niels and Jens hang out in the dining area. Like the wall behind it, the table was crafted from the felled trees.
Howard and Shumate in the living room, where Commune designer Steven Johanknecht introduced custom built-in daybeds...
The home's upper floor features copious amounts of untreated pine. Five large cross-braces keep the timber frame rigid.
"We didn't want to diminish the openness and height and feeling of a great expanse of space," said the owner of this...
The outside deck, made of local celery-top pine, welcomes both humans and the natural landscape further into the house.
The kitchen is built from hoop pine plywood, including the countertops and front of the refrigerator.

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