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ESG Unit One transitional-kitchen

ESG Unit One

Beautiful salvaged wood from the previous home of the client were used as accents whenever possible

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March 2, 2013
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Thank you for the details. I am assuming you did not have to cure the wood in a kiln or any other kind of treatments like that to prep the wood. Did you just clean out the barks, sand it down and use few coats of wood oil first followed by a coat or two of varnish?
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The wood had been stored in a dry barn for a number of years. You can use a moisture meter to double check prior to varnishing. http://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-MMD4E-Digital-Moisture/dp/B00275F5O2/ref=sr_1_3?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1362338642&sr=1-3

Yes, we planed the wood, gave it a light sand, oiled then sealed it. We had several features like this throughout the 2 units and we liked the rugged quality. I think we would have liked the look of them just as much without varnishing (just oiling) but this will make it easier to clean/dust and maintain.
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The owner also has a ranch in Bellville, Texas. When some trees there had to come down, Sigurdsson reclaimed the wood for shelves in both the Austin units. He cut, planed and installed the pieces on custom brackets. This is one of the many advantages of hiring an architect who is also a builder and skilled carpenter.

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