Architect Robert Hawkins used reclaimed hardwood for this vertical interior paneling. As for its former life, he says, "I believe it was on an old barn structure in the Midwest originally. It has been milled with a shiplap profile. "We love the warm character and feel the material exudes into the space; knowing that the material is getting a second life is a good feeling. Because the surface of the wood has a natural aged patina, no stain is necessary or desired, thereby avoiding the potential intrusion of VOCs into the interior environment," he says.