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This stacked wood element covers a small corner wall in the family room. Although the wood was salvaged, most of the pieces were about the same color. Hullinger wanted more variety, so he stained many pieces prior to placing them on the wall.
Here's a shot of the work in progress. Hullinger's carpenter started by cutting the wood down to 1' x 2" or 1' x 1" pieces. Starting at the bottom of the wall, he drove the nail in at an angle to attach each piece of wood.
Hullinger and his carpenter started with a random but scattered pattern. "We wanted to make it so that it would draw your eye," he says, "but it wouldn't be too busy of a wall when you look at it."