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Reclaimed-Wood Wall

Rebecca Pogson at Houzz.com recently posted the article “What to Know About Adding a Reclaimed-Wood Wall“. Below is a snipet from the article:

Color palette is a key consideration when deciding how to incorporate a reclaimed wood wall, according to Matt Schmidt of AMEK Custom Builders. Reclaimed wood’s finish can vary greatly, from smooth, weathered gray to rough hewn in a rainbow of paint colors. When in doubt, clean white walls work well with any color of wood.farmhome5

For this wall Schmidt stripped down 8-inch Douglas fir siding to 4 inches, using a tongue and groove method so he could butt the pieces together flat instead of making them lapped. He then installed the pieces over ¾-inch batten strip so the whole thing sticks off the wall and creates another shadow line. He estimates a similar project would cost around $2,500. “But it could maybe be done for half if you simplified the install,” he says. “Just me being complicated I guess. I also looked at it like a piece of artwork to justify the cost.”