Deforestation is a major environmental issue in our modern world, as over harvesting and forest degradation not only significantly adds to carbon emissions (upwards of 20% of total global carbon emissions!), but also reduces the ability of forests to absorb existing carbon as well. Forests are vital ecosystems that support 80% of the world’s land animals and plants, including rare and endangered species, like the Sumatran tiger and Bornean orangutan.
We knew we had a sourcing challenge on our hands. Occasionally, an architect or designer will ask us for something we’ve never sourced before, or uncommon dimensions which will pose a challenge - - but Anthology Woods is not opposed to a challenge!
Anthology Woods is excited to share photos of this re-built guest cottage in Ashland, Oregon filled with 100 year old reclaimed wood re-used from the original structure.
When an Ashland couple contacted Coleman Creek Construction to re-build the cozy guest cottage adjoining their southern Oregon residence, it was observed that some of the existing wood in the structure might be re-usable. A visit from Anthology Woods confirmed a considerable quantity of wood could be reclaimed, re-milled, and truly reincarnated for another life in the new structure! Michael Hodgin of Coleman Creek saw to the careful deconstruction of the vintage structure circa 1900 and brought it to Anthology Woods where the task of removing metals began. After metal removal, the wood was cut to a consistent 5" wide plank retaining the original antique rustic aged patina -- a unique wood look earned only through age and exposure.
The reclaimed wood was fastened to the walls and the homeowners chose to paint a portion of it white to brighten the interior - retaining the naturally weathered face on a feature wall that runs continuous through two levels & into a vaulted ceiling. The soft natural texture of reclaimed wood both warms the space and absorbs more sound than sheet-rocked walls would.
Coleman Creek also created reclaimed wood floating shelves from old joists in the building, to reside in the kitchen & bathroom. A sliding barn door provides access to the bathroom, and was also custom-built from salvaged wood in the project.
Finally, a storage loft was created in the vaulted ceiling, for which reclaimed Douglas Fir beam lumber was sourced from Anthology Woods. The large reclaimed beams serve both an aesthetic and structural purpose upstairs, and enclose a comfortable sleeping space below.
This charming and light-filled space was once a dilapidated structure, and now provides a restful guest house that utilizes recycled materials from the original building!
ANTHOLOGY WOODS JUST COMPLETED THIS WHITE-WASHED RECLAIMED SAKHAY TEAK WALL PANELING FOR A RETAIL STORE IN THE WAIKIKI AREA OF HONOLULU, OAHU!
We love the natural beauty of wood, and if the perfect look doesn't exist in nature, we can help you tailor a custom look to get just the right affect - like we did for this reclaimed teak wall cladding. In this case, the designer was seeking a white-washed, refined look for the FSC reclaimed tropical wood wall. She had considered Silvered Dinizia, but needed the look to be a bit cleaner, while still exhibiting stunning wood grain patterns and the life of natural color variation - but with a smooth, instead of weathered, texture.
Anthology Woods sampled a few options, and this water-based white washed finish was the stunning winner!
Reach out to our helpful people if you'd like to explore this look for your project! The white-washed finish is suitable for vertical applications (& ceilings/soffits) both interior wall paneling and exterior siding. We can also custom-mill profiles.
Have something unique in mind? Share your vision with us & we'll help you customize a look!