"Originally that home was designed to have timber trusses, but after talking with the owners we decided to put a canoe up there instead," says John Hendricks of Hendricks Architecture. "The reason for both cases is to bring the ceiling down." The piece was also meaningful to the client. "The canoe was his grandfather’s and is quite beautiful. I don’t think I’d ever hang an aluminum Grumann canoe unless it was a more modern house," says Hendricks. "The canoe is hung with rope from a timber ridge beam. I think it makes a great statement and is much more cost effective than the original timber trusses I had designed."