Searl Lamaster Howe Architects
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Algoma Retreat contemporary-living-room

Algoma Retreat


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April 4, 2014
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The fireplace is electric and in conformance with installation requirements of such a unit.
    Bookmark   October 6, 2014 at 5:17PM
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November 5, 2013
2xnewmex wrote:
What type of wood & color of stain is used here, is it knotty alder?
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It is reclaimed Wisconsin barnwood.
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December 12, 2012
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Thanks so much. It was a very fun one to work on for us.
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September 28, 2012
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Creative Floors
We prefer to provide all of our reclaimed barn board with a ship lap profile, all milled to the same thickness of 5/8" and of course, it must be kiln dired for interior use. We offer widths of 3"-6" or 4"-8" in a random mix. The boards fit together beautifully, making the installation a breeze! We ship our barn board all over the United States so please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions: or I hope this helps!
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The wood was not sourced through the above company. It is from a fallen barn near the site. The back wall was painted black before the installation and the edges of the wood were left as is and blind nailed to the wall, much like how a wood floor is installed.
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September 26, 2012
cjaslan wrote:
Did you cut the ends of the barn wood so it butted together without gaps?
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Lisa Saunders

Does anyone know of a Wood Flooring that looks like this? This would be the exact color I am looking for and stressed I can't find. I don't have time to do a custom made and I think barn wood might be too splintery for me! What a beautiful Wall Bravo! gorgeous! The entire room is amazing and the artwork I'm going to ck her out!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2015 at 10:18AM
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I can get a similar product. Real barnwood that installs easily over most surfaces. $8 sq ft
    Bookmark   February 7, 2015 at 11:05AM
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December 6, 2011
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Becky Harris
I would simply google reclaimed wood or salvaged wood to find a nearby supplier - you may have to hit the country or perhaps PA. I just heard about a place in Philly from an architect called Provenance that is great about sourcing this kind of thing:
    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 7:30PM
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Go to talk to Steve. He is on ebay too. I'm getting beautiful wood from him. He's a great guy to talk too...they ship all over!
    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 4:36AM
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November 23, 2011
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@connie, what type of wood did you use?
    Bookmark   September 24, 2014 at 11:34AM
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i purchased this barnboard which was kiln dried from a supplier. not sure the actual type of wood but its light and easy to work with.
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October 6, 2011
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Not available in the same color, but wood look tile is a great choice as well for fireplace surrounds and offer some great vintage looks -
    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 6:56PM
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October 21, 2013
pyoung4460 wrote:
Can these work planks be bought from somewhere in the same color &size
June 1, 2013
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March 21, 2012
annielips wrote:
what is the brand/type fireplace?

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Aren't these weathered gray boards beautiful? I picture that they had a former life as siding on a barn.
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I love how Houzz participant Favero added this to his ideabook and noted that what he liked about it was simply "the whole thing." This whole space IS amazing in its simplified entirety—and that raised fire box adds the perfect touch. More: Browse hundreds of fireplace designs.
Wood plank is a pretty big design element when it comes to a lake house. Because design is about making things your own, I love the idea of wood plank installed on walls — mixing it up horizontally and vertically. Stick with a gray tone to keep the natural light abundant; super dark or heavy stains can instantly make the space darker. Also play with art to bring nautical touches inside. In this photo, a swimmer is depicted in the painting above the fireplace. That one touch goes a long way.
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Brick fireplaces are a classic, but the gray coloring of this reclaimed wood, particularly against white walls, creates a cool, crisp vibe.
This beautiful fireplace wall stands up to the scale of the soaring ceiling, making it possible to use a small fireplace. The wood was originally in a barn in Texas. "The house was designed to be a part of the landscape. This was accomplished by how the house sits in the site, the placement of windows and the position of walls for views," says Pam Lamaster-Millet, the project's architect. "We felt the reclaimed wood was appropriate for the main focal point of the living space, as an extension of the wooded site into the house, and a nod to the agricultural area of Algoma."
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The towering gray-wood wall, which follows the line of the cathedral ceiling, gives strong presence to this living area.
Textures and materials also relate to the greater context. The wood surrounding the small electric fireplace is from a barn in Texas. "We felt the reclaimed wood was appropriate for the main focal point of the living space, as an extension of the wooded site into the house, and a nod to the agricultural area of Algoma," Lamaster-Millett says.
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Using weathered or reclaimed wood offers texture and a timeworn gray patina. If you are favoring grays and whites at home and would like a way to bring in a feeling of the outdoors, this is a great way to do so. The wood paneling around the fireplace feels so right.
4. Add warmth with weathered wood. Weathered wood has a warm, homey feel that works beautifully in a pale interior. This cladding emphasizes the height of the space and creates a chimney breast effect for the modern fire.

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Künstlich altern Den Verwitterungsprozess kann man auch beschleunigen, beziehungsweise dessen Optik künstlich imitieren. Dazu wird die Oberfläche mit chemischem Holzgrau-Mittel eingerieben, welches das Lignin zerstört und somit die Braunfärbung verschwinden lässt. Nach wenigen Tagen wird das Holz durch die Beize von einem grauen Schleier überzogen. Das silbrige Holz wirkt dann vor allem im Innenbereich in Kombination mit weißen Möbeln besonders edel.
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