A LEED Certified Gold level home on the Pacific Northwest Coast made with reclaimed materials from the owner’s multi-generational family business.
Our team took care to treat each piece of 100-year old weathered, raw wood to ensure that each beam, window frame and stair tread exceeded the family’s expectations for nostalgia and craftsmanship.
When Jon, engaged with the project, the Client’s retired family lumber remanufacturing business had been carefully deconstructed. The old-growth Douglas fir had been carefully cleaned of nails, bolts, washers and screws and the wood was inventoried, dried and ready for construction. The challenge was to select, re-mill and re-cut choice boards for each application throughout the house from the rough sawn, exposed ceilings to the smooth, re-finished floors. Care was taken to identify and accentuate marks of history, like the exposed holes where nails and screws held the historical building together, bird-shot that strayed and marred boards during hunting forays, the timeless heart carved into the wood where a former employee strayed from work to more personal endeavors.
“In some cases we skimmed off a layer of old wood to expose the fossil-like marks in the wood. In other cases, we had to take great care to preserve the wood in the marked condition. This was a measure-twice, cut-once job. In many cases, there was no second chance.”
This project required care, meticulous attention to detail, and an Artist’s eye for the aesthetic.
Upon completion this house was featured on the cover of Fine Homebuilding Magazine and in an article in the 1859 Oregon magazine.