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Renovation Material: Cerused Oak
This traditional material adds welcome texture to the sleek surfaces of modern furniture, cabinetry and more
"rused oak is staging a comeback, and I couldn't be more excited. Dating way back... such as oak, the white pigment fills and reveals grain lines without affecting the... limed oak, the material has recently been popping up on case goods, cabinetry, flooring... ebony floors. Pickling and cerusing are not the same I am curious about the use... "pickeled oak". Enclosed is a photo of one house using VGDF wood wi the minwax finish..."
Woodipedia: Make a Solid Choice With Oak
Forget those low-end products of old. Red and white oak today are beautiful, versatile and relatively inexpensive
"white oak today are beautiful, versatile and relatively inexpensive... white oak have a strange history of being some of the most prized and reviled domestic... But oak is versatile and packed with potential. It's also relatively inexpensive... choice for flooring and other applications.... finished "red oak" floor ... most of the floor is in the creamy beige to amber range, but... "honey oak" or "golden oak" or "cathedral oak" cabinets found in so many tract homes..."
Your Floor: An Introduction to Solid-Plank Wood Floors
"Cons of Oak, Ash, Pine, Maple and Solid Bamboo... the wood floor right for you. Engineered wood floors and solid wood floors are very... all wood floors are equal, and the many species of wood that get made into floors have... wood floors, but let's get through solid wood first. More flooring guides... Wood floors are a classic addition to any home. Barring damage from fire or flood... solid wood floor will add warmth, character and value to your interior as long as you're..."
Great Design Plant: Coast Live Oak
"California oak — the tree that cities and high schools are named for. A big live oak is... live oaks in the wild live several hundred years or more. Be aware of potential oak... sudden oak death is striking live oaks and spreading throughout the state. Native... live oak. It will grow faster than you think and most likely outlive you — live... Native oaks are so well loved and deserving of protection that there are organizations..."
Houzz Tour: A New Home Honors a Historic Neighborhood
Stained glass, red oak floors and other traditional details give a newly built home in Texas an antique feel that fits right in
"glass, red oak floors and other traditional details give a newly built home in Texas an... your red oak floors? Love the brick floor in the kitchen. Real bricks or tile to look... have red oak flooring in my entry, u-shaped stairwell and dining room and am considering... the 1st floor. It is now a natural or clear finish but is too "golden" oak for my taste... interested in floor plans? Love the fact that a new house can look 'older' without looking..."
Kitchen of the Week: Industrial Design’s Softer Side
Dark gray cabinets and stainless steel mix with warm oak accents in a bright, family-friendly London kitchen
"with warm oak accents in a bright, family-friendly London kitchen... splash ? Flooring is European oak bleached with white lye. Sometime you will find i... countertop. Flooring? Beautifil kitchen, love the open floor and glass. But where do they... white oak, slightly bleached perhaps. It looks pre-finished, judging by the v-groove... said the floor is white oak and it may well be but, as i understand from copious floor..."
Designer Confessions: Torn Between Wood Floors
"a wood floor color. Most people inherit the floors that come with the homes they buy... a wood floor, too. I seriously considered painted white floors, and as much as I want... white oak and reclaimed, slightly stained oak, I'm debating between natural white... white oak herringbone floors and possibly adding a little bit of stain to bring out the... existing wood floors to maintain the flow and integrity of the home. But what to do when..."
White Slipcovers for Pure Practicality
With a washing machine and bleach on your side, white slipcovers for couches and chairs keep your furniture looking pristine
"machine and bleach on your side, white slipcovers for couches and chairs keep your furniture... can be bleached." That's right, the not-so-secret weapon is bleach. Whether you... chlorine bleach, on linen covers (which are far and away the best IMHO) I have always... chlorine bleach on white anything. unless i wanted to turn it yellow! I love white... comments! Bleach will not only YELLOW the fabric, but it will weaken the fibers as well..."
What to Ask Before Choosing a Hardwood Floor
We give you the details on cost, installation, wood varieties and more to help you pick the right hardwood flooring
"hardwood floors. Easy enough, right? Pick a wood and be done with it. Not so fast... hardwood floor your home can accommodate, and what will look best with your existing... hardwood floor: thick, solid planks of wood. Engineered wood is made of a veneer layer... of the floor you're working with pretty much will dictate what kind of wood you can... 7". The floor serves all purpose of solid wood floor and engineered. Oak trim with..."
Kitchen of the Week: Turquoise Tile and a Dining Nook for 16
Entertaining is a piece of cake in this remodeled beauty with an extra-large stove and seating for a crowd
"like bleached oak floors and marble counters, will suit this active family for years... range? The bleached floors and wood beam over the range are just beautiful and add a wonderful... cabinetry and bleached oak floors. The home is part of a development community, and Arendsen..."
What Goes With Dark Wood Floors?
Avoid a too-heavy look or losing your furniture in a sea of darkness with these pairing ideas for flooring in deep tones
"ideas for flooring in deep tones... wood floors can be incredibly chic and sophisticated, bringing richness and polish... those floors run the risk of making the space feel dark and heavy. If you’ve been... your dark floors to bring out their best features, try these ideas.... light oak. Is there any way to "bleach" the dark floor as the sectional I have now... colored floors. My red oak floors were stained with a spice/neutral mix. I have some..."
Finish Your Floors to Perfection With Parquet
Add value and gorgeous detail to your home with timeless and elegant parquet flooring in a classic design
"parquet flooring in a classic design... rquet flooring can bring beautiful timber floors up a notch with its incredible detailing... parquet flooring is made from solid blocks of hardwoods, laid over tie bars in square... style of flooring became popular with the wealthy, as it did not trap moisture and encourage... marble flooring did. Today this elegant design can add historic interest to modern... those floors back in effect and looking so fab! We have old parquet flooring, a lot..."
Brick Floors: Could This Durable Material Work for Your House?
You love the old-world look, but will you like the feel of it underfoot? Learn the pros and cons of interior brick flooring
"stage of floor coverings. If you're considering brick floors for your home, keep these... brick floors — they imbue a home with a storied, old-world feel and emit a sense... solution of bleach and water and spread it over the floor section by section, Then I use... brick flooring. I love to use brick flooring in high traffic areas because they are... brick floors? We have brick floors in our home in Louisiana. It's a great non-tile..."
Modern Marries Traditional in a Chicago 'Shotgun' Home
Empty nesters enjoy a house that blends gable roofs and oak paneling with stainless steel, open spaces and bright interiors
"roofs and oak paneling with stainless steel, open spaces and bright interiors... second floor, Cohen and Hacker were able to keep the first floor compact. One of... The open floor plan in this project is divided not by walls but by trim, color and varying... see the floor plan as I'm having trouble envisioning this house as what we refer to... second floor in the back of the house referred to as a camel back. I love the metal..."
Guest Picks: Light Wood Accents That'll Grow on You
"hardwood flooring. What came next was the realization that with light wood floors, we... light oak products to help build our new color palette and redesign the overall feel... light oak ,it gives such a warmth. I love this coffee table - the combination of... flagstone floor. The light wood accents on this modern floor lamp really caught my eye... maple flooring. Even light wood walls are possible, thanks to a variety of veneer..."