Cathy Schwabe Architecture
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Woodside Guest House contemporary
 

Woodside Guest House

Ceiling detail of Guest House Garage. Designed while at EHDD Architects. Photograph by David Wakely
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December 29, 2013
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Hi--
So - the interesting thing about this effect is that it was actually a mistake. The wood is a resawn Douglas Fir which like many woods secretes tannin and to prevent this -- what you can see as the dark patches, or bleed out -- a tanning stain blocking coat should have been applied first. The tanning block was not applied -- and so the bleedout came through the finish coats. So -- that is how you can create this look -- the finish is a solid color stain by Olympic called "outside white. Apply this without using a tannin block and at first the wood will appear white but in time, and if memory serves, this did not take more than a few months, the tannins will naturally bleed through . If you are worried it won't happen -- i would try a sample and wait and see.
Best,
Cathy
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jgriffin
Gorgeous mistake! Lol love it when that happens
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