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Our New Collab With Reclaimed Wood Company Ross Alan Just Might Save My Marriage

Brian and I were having one specific marital issue for almost a year that seemed unsolvable. I know in my post on Friday, I made it seem/sound like we have NO problems but obviously we do. This wasn’t about housework or finances or kids. It was the wood ceiling in the mountain house. Our adorable “debates” about it had turned into a legitimate consistent argument. But good news. That lovely couple up there on the left, Ross and Georgie, is helping to solve our marital woes. The joy that Brian and I share having that issue behind us is only matched by the gratefulness we have for this couple and their beautiful, wonderful, marriage-saving product.

The backstory: The wood on the ceiling was a dark orange/brown (see below), so we walnut blasted it and it was definitely better but it became so rustic that it was throwing off the entire vibe of our design.

The finished product is so busy and has so much texture and varying tones of pink and yellow. It just wasn’t my dream wood, or even close. Of course, we could stain it but in order to even it out, we would have to stain it dark which would make it look like the original ceiling. And of course I could work with it in another house, but at this point, the vibe of this house is more modern mountain, less rustic mountain.

You’ve seen all the bathroom fixtures—mixing in that amazing polished brass with this ceiling (even though they aren’t in the same room) was HARD. I started hinting that painting it white would be the easiest and cheapest solution. And Brian “Mountain Man” Henderson was NOT having that. If I could go back in time, I might consider making this house the rustic cabin that Brian dreamt of, but that pontoon has sailed.

Listen. We communicate well. We don’t really fight. But this, the tone of wood on unreachably high places, is apparently our Achilles heel. My handsome and typically reasonable husband of 12 years wanted wood on the ceiling, no matter what, even if it was the ugliest wood EVER, even if that wood was making my job so much harder and therefore my stress level so much higher.

Not to rehash the fight but for the record, I love wood, too as long as it looks beautiful. But yes, if we had to keep the same wood finish after the walnut blasting (check out that process here) then I wanted to paint it white so I could be proud of this project because I know how to design a white-ceilinged house. Refinishing it to be a tone that we would love is a fool’s errand, especially on scaffolding that high (see this post as to why). White washing was an option, but a scary, risky, expensive one. Besides, the extreme texture from the walnut blasting was going to be there no matter what (which I thought would actually look really pretty in all white). In the photos, it looked okay, but in person, everyone EXCEPT BRIAN said, “oh yeah, I see now. It looks bad.” Every time we brought it up, it would start out playful and jokey then slowly I found myself getting mad at his stubbornness and even when we thought we were over it, it would turn into an actual fight.

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What we both really wanted was to clad over it in a beautiful wood, but our contractor feared that it would cost $25k and we are so far over our budget that we had decided just to give it a year and not talk about it until we had lived there long enough to really experience the space. I would obviously do this with latent resentment—you know, the kind that is truly so great for a healthy marriage.

Until these two came along.

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And their shop full of beautiful reclaimed wood.

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Here’s how it went down. I found their info online, but the idea of typical “reclaimed wood” wasn’t what we were going for in the cabin because you guys (and myself) voted “refined” over “rustic”. What I didn’t realize is that you don’t always need to choose the rustic side of the wood where all the wear and tear is because once it’s re-sawn, it’s beautiful and fresh and still old and yet stunning. See?

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When I went in the first time, I was sold, partly on the wood, partly on them and partly on their story.

Here’s their deal:

Ross Alan is a LA-based reclaimed lumber company run by husband-and-wife team Ross and Georgie (that’s Georgie up there with me and that beautiful re-sawn wood) that specializes in wood from old Midwestern barns (barns that are already being torn down because they are unsafe). They turn the 200-year-old wood into flooring, cabinetry, beams, mantles, furniture and yes, it can even be used for ceilings of the mountain homes of crazy people. Basically, anything that wood can be made from, they customize.

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They are a true mom and pop company and I can’t say enough lovely things about them. Their wood has soul, it has a strong tight grain (it’s not tree farmed, it’s the real deal) and it’s perfectly imperfect.

Ross is a former actor (with a career path similar to Brian’s so they like to dish about that) and Georgie is a voice actor and still works a lot on animation series. A cute story about her is that she is the voice of Bear in Goldie & Bear, and the other day when Brian was showing me the video cut of them Charlie came over and said “Wait. That voice. I know that voice” and he was SO EXCITED when we told him that Georgie is Bear. His eyes grew HUGE and he was so excited. They had come over for a playdate with their three kids and some rosé a few weeks ago so our kids are even friends now. It’s just lovely.

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Georgie and Ross met working at a cafe (thus such good customer service) as struggling actors and were roommates for years before they fell in love, hard. He realized that he would rather dumpster dive for wood and furniture than deal with auditions and thus his passion for reclaimed wood was born. They moved back to the Midwest, made contacts with barn demo vendors, then, four years ago, started their business in Burbank that is now booming.

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I went originally to talk about the cladding in the black guest bathroom, but as we chatted they were open to partnering up to clad our entire house in the wood. I was shaking with excitement when I told Brian. Giddy. My dreams—OUR DREAMS—were going to come true.

It’s a new form of commerce for the digital world and when it works, it WORKS. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be using Ross Alan wood in our projects and working with their team to create content for them and us (tons of videos from Brian, professional photo assets, social media, press, etc). We’ll get the ceiling, flooring and cabinets that we’ve always wanted, at a discount that we can actually afford.

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They have a ton of different species—walnut, oak, beech, pine, and more—that can be applied both in the rustic form and re-sawn to be fresh and new like we are doing (but with such a pretty grain as it’s older non-tree farmed trees). The application can be as simple as a mantle or column, more custom like a bathroom vanity or rafters and collar ties, or as extensive as flooring (that they have milled for tongue-and-groove) and veneered for anything (like our cabinets).

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They sell their wood by the square foot (you can literally buy off the shelf) and price depends on the species, its availability and how it’s milled (again for flooring where it has to be tongue and grooved, it’s more expensive). Their custom furniture and slab tables are stunning, too, and they can truly make anything from cabinets to side tables.

They also make and sell a TON of floating shelving in standard sizes, and recently started selling their wall paneling online. This is sold in 20-square-foot bundles, is easy to install and can absolutely change the look of a place instantaneously.

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My favorite is the silver wood (“Lynx” they call it) on the top left, and I told them that they should even run it vertically. You can also stain this wood which has FAR more texture than new wood if you want more consistency in color (which is what we are doing in the guest bath).

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This rustic stuff up there, when it’s re-sawn has SO MUCH character. It’s also more affordable than the wood flooring that we were looking at before joining forces with Ross Alan. Their milled beech flooring is $14 a square foot ($18 a square foot for walnut) and the wood that we were dreaming of but weren’t able to afford is $18 to $30 a square foot. So you are getting more character at less cost and conserving trees instead of producing. Being a reclaimed product (i.e. not engineered), you do have some limitations with length and width, but we are all good with that.

We plan on putting it on the ceiling, all the flooring and the kitchen cabinets (YAY!). If you think that is too much, then feast your eyes on these beauties:

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It’s definitely a different look for a cabin, but it’s mountain-y in that Scandinavian way that I was always dreaming of. It’s going to be STUNNING.

Once Brian saw that he could have wood EVERYWHERE in the house and still remain married to me, he was as excited as I was and for the first time ever, he is doing a lot of the heavy lifting on this trade by doing a ton of video content for them. He gets to shoot lumber porn all day with them and he’s not upset about that at all.

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We are buzzing with excitement over here. Yes, it adds time and of course, it adds to the budget (we are getting a lovely press discount), but it’s going to be worth it.

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It’s funny what can really get to you. I guess for me I felt that he must not respect what I do and the time it takes to design a house to not compromise, even though, of course, that’s not the truth. The man was shockingly passionate about wood, and SO AM I, so I can’t tell you how happy we are to have a solution to this.

Here is a sneak peek on how it’s going to play out in the house (thank you Grace for these awesome renderings):

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We’ll be documenting the whole thing, don’t worry.

Please spread the word about Ross Alan. As I said, it’s such a lovely small mom and pop company run by the nicest people ever who treat their employees like family and put so much love into each project they do. They’ve also been so kind and generous enough to offer EHD readers 10% off with code EMILYHENDERSON10.

We’re currently in the process of installing all of this beautiful wood in the next couple weeks (they’ve been busy in the master bedroom and bath this week), so stay tuned for some more process posts coming up.

For now, we put together this video to introduce you further to Ross, Georgie and their beautiful marriage-saving wood:

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5 years ago

Love it all, but in particular, the kitchen cabinets. They fit in perfectly. Well done.

5 years ago

I can’t wait to see all that beautiful wood in your house, what a great collaboration!

5 years ago

THANKYOU, I love this post on a few levels.
1. A reminder….That even seemingly opposed sides, with a little patience and commitment can each get to an even better result than both individuals where originally thinking. Hooray
2. I love reclaimed old growth wood, once you have seen that full on character of tight growth, almost impossible to go back to insipid new growth that is being cut down prematurely. You are absolutely right, of course the top layer can be milled off, or use the other side for a more refined look, it still has the depth of grain all the way thru.
Thanks again, looking forward to seeing Brian’s videos on the subject, video a great medium to help people understand the difference, done by another person who loves beautiful wood – I bet they will be great.

Jennifer Gumbel
5 years ago

Is there an emoji for something you’ve had pictured in your head, crawling out and becoming real life? Because that happened.

5 years ago

Yes! Right? My dreams have come true.

Julie S
5 years ago

Oooh, I’m delighted that you were able to work out a tradesies deal with these folks and get so much lovely wood into the mountain house for barter! I’m still totally tuned in for every post on this place.
I think I finally get how sour a note the pink and yellow spotted wood ceilings were. There was a shot in the upper staircase landing where I saw that the wood ceiling slope came right down to the floor – there’s no avoiding that at eye level unlike a vaulted ceiling far overhead that sort of blurs away from one’s awareness. It would be a daily “ugh that stupid wood” reminder.
SO excited for your wood kitchen cabinets!! I was super bummed when you did that kitchen post recently and the cabs were still painted white in the renderings.
Very much looking forward to seeing some installation process posts in the weeks ahead 🙂

5 years ago
Reply to  Julie S

We are too! Ross & Georgie are up at the house today working away on everything so we will be showing progress soon, I can’t wait to see it in person.

5 years ago

Yes, yes, yes!!!! Those renderings PERFECTLY capture the scandinavian cabin feel, and I’m SOOOOO glad you’re doing wood cabinetry in the kitchen!

5 years ago

This decision is really going to make the whole cabin design, isn’t it. Excellent. What a great find.

5 years ago

All the heart eyes.

5 years ago

I’m so excited for you that this worked out and for me that I’ll get to see it! Yay!!

5 years ago

I can’t help but be disappointed because readers overwhelmingly voted to “work with it”- not everyone can get sponsored by companies to produce their dream spaces, and it would have been incredibly helpful watching how you navigated this challenge. It seems now that all of your original content is “if I want, I get” which is very out of touch for everyone else.

5 years ago
Reply to  Erica

But this is is a design blog by a famous designer. Not a DIY blog.

5 years ago
Reply to  Kelly

“Work with it” does not mean DIY. If a famous designer can’t make a few things work without demoing and replacing everything then there’s no point for the rest of us who don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars or the potential for sponsored partnerships.
My last living room had warm yellow undertones in the wood and cool pink undertones in the brick. Did it make décor harder? Yes. But not impossible and I didn’t tear out or paint over anything to make it work.

I was already feeling like home design had gone over the edge between creating comfortable beautiful living spaces to a constantly changing perfectionism that is only attainable by a select few and excessively wasteful. I don’t begrudge Emily taking advantage of this opportunity, but this post really cemented that this is no longer the right space for me.

5 years ago
Reply to  Joslyn

We live a modest life and are very restricted by budget but, sometimes something drives you crazy design wise and no matter what you do around it you aren’t happy. Some things are worth saving up for or splurging. Not necessarily in the scale of Emily’s ceiling but most people have their own “ceiling ”
This blog is for design inspiration and I think it fulfills it’s purpose beautifully.

5 years ago
Reply to  Erica

Well this is a large house, hence expensive. And she is a designer, thus she needs to make it up to her standard so that she can attach her name to it. I understand this. It would cost less in a small home. Also you can use $5-10/ sq ft wood if you can’t afford $18+. Finally you can search for a house that doesn’t have features that bother you. Or you can paint over wood or brick or tile if it is that ugly. Learned helplessness is ugly so is complacency. Sometimes it is important to quit, change, risk or perhaps splurge in ordeer to experience something better or to get new opportunities. I get that.

5 years ago
Reply to  Erica

Seems to me that Joslyn demonstrated the opposite of learned helplessness and complacency in that she found a way to successfully overcome a decorating challenge created by difficult fixed elements. I believe that requires considerable decorating skill and resourcefulness, more so than starting from scratch. Strike that—I know it does. After building two custom homes, I am currently renovating a house built in 1969. The renovation is much more challenging than the new builds.

We all get to decide where we spend our time. Perhaps Joslyn thought Emily and company would have some interest in knowing why she will spend her time elsewhere. By the way, both Erica and Joslyn expressed their opinions politely, why the knives?

5 years ago
Reply to  Erica

I agree with you, Erica. It’s somewhat disappointing that we voted to “work with it” and now they’ll be throwing money at it, which is so out of touch with the rest of us. Also, how many of us can finagle a sponsored partnership in order to afford something? Kudos to them, but disappointing for those of us dealing in reality.

5 years ago

YAY. To all of it. The gorgeous ceilings. The beautiful floors. Especially the kitchen cabinets which will now be everything they were meant to be. Yay to small businesses and compromise and happy marriages that come through hard stuff stronger. I can’t wait to see this installed!

Vicki Williams
5 years ago

Oh My Gosh! It’s Emily’s blog, her life, her money, her house, her marriage! And Gee Whiz it seems to be working! If you don’t like it go somewhere else to get pretty pictures. Sorry my rant probably won’t get posted anyway. Have been following for years and don’t have any plans to stop until she does or I am under…. She writes the most interesting, insightful, informative interior design/personal blog I have seen out there and I am not even in her demographic. Well I am a designer but nearly 80.
Nor is her personal evolving aesthetic necessarily the same as mine but her processes are right on and I appreciate so much the fact that she shares her oops-es, her regrets, her do overs as well as her phenomenal successes!
So all I can say is “You go Girl!”

5 years ago

We have the same ceiling in the same locale spurring the SAME conflict! I’m so thankful for this resource!! Redoing the ceiling is just not in the budget now, but I will be filing away this information for the future.

5 years ago

This is extremely exciting, Emily and team! Not only will it look beautiful and rustic/refined, I love that it:

1) Is re-using wood and exposing people to this sustainable option that’s better for the earth.

2) Is supporting and highlighting a small business.

3) Brings Brian even more into the project with all the video content.

Win win!

5 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

Yes! I second what Courtney said, especially #1! I think it will look fantastic and definitely bring more refined Scandinavian vibes to the house.

5 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

Although to be fair, keeping the wood they already have is even more sustainable.

I don’t begrudge them getting what they want, and I’m actually really happy that this small company is going to get good publicity; however, if anyone knows of design blogs that actually address working with what you’ve got and fixing difficult issues without demoing, let me know. I’m not leaving here, but “replace everything you don’t like” is not an option for me, so I’d love to also follow a design blog that shows how to work with what you’ve got.

5 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

Re-using old wood is great, but working with the wood they already have would be even more sustainable. This is a design blog and I get that the point is to create beautiful spaces, but you don’t get points for being green when you are ripping out something that is in great condition just because it isn’t the color you like and you don’t want to paint it.

I’m not saying they shouldn’t replace it; it’s their house and they can do what they want. I’m just saying let’s not pretend it’s the eco-conscious choice. More eco-conscious than new wood? Sure. More than working with what they have? Nope.

Paulina Rodgers
5 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

hmmm.. looks cool, but did you save the wood you ripped out? .. if we are talking about recycling and ecco design.. maybe you used it on a fence or .. we are such a throw away society!

5 years ago

I haven’t been following the mountain house super closely, but WOW omg I am in love with this look!!! I’m so excited to see the finished product. Checked out the Ross Alan site and now I want everything thanks a lot. 😉

5 years ago

Wow – it’s going to be BEAUTIFUL and very very fitting to the mountain house motif.

5 years ago

This is exciting and I can’t wait to see the finished product. Good on Brian for holding out!!!! So much more interesting than white painted ceilings.

Paula Gooding
5 years ago

How are you using this as kitchen cabinet front – cladding??????

5 years ago
Reply to  Paula Gooding

They took the wood and made it into a veneer so it’s as thin as possible and they are going to put it onto the cabinets, its going to look amazing!!! So excited!

5 years ago

Gosh, I love Marketing in 2018! I’m sure this will really help to grow their business (and help you out!!) Yay for small business partnership!

Paula Carr
5 years ago

Are Ross and Georgie the cutest couple EVAH? Well, after a certain other couple….

5 years ago

Yay!!! More wood!!!

5 years ago

awesome sauce.
Glad you found a solution that give you the look you both will love.

5 years ago

This seems like a great small business and I love their enthusiasm and yours, Emily, for reclaimed lumber. We at Montana Reclaimed Lumber, are also a small business, but we’ve been doing this for about 20 years so our collection has grown to millions and millions of board feet of reclaimed lumber. We ship all across North America and beyond! And we’re working on a new e-commerce site, coming soon… Thanks for reminding people that reclaimed doesn’t necessarily mean “rustic”–it can be quite refined and certainly add warmth and interest to the most modern of spaces. Check us out:

5 years ago

The end product will surely be beautiful and the Ross Allen folks seem adorable and wonderful. I’d be remiss if
I didn’t mention how saddened I am by this post and your continued reluctance to make things work in your quest for Pinterest perfection. I feel like the old Emily would be really disappointed by how wasteful it is to be recladding perfectly good ceilings that are already wood just to obtain the prettiest pictures rather than leveraging your ingenuity and creativity by making it work, and entertaining your readers in the process. There happens to be an advertisement banner playing to the right of my feed right now that has you explaining how to style your bedside. You’re working with a vintage campaign cabinet, gorgeous vintage pink light fixture and your old blue velvet headboard and I feel like it’s just such a departure from who you are now that everything is sponsored and lifestyle mafia-ish.

Bethann G.
5 years ago

To everyone who is upset about this move and that she’s not “working with it”…this is what she does. She makes this “mistakes” and finds solutions so that she can tell the world about it…help us lessers avoid certain mistakes, or know what all of our options are. KEEP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING.

Also, THANK YOU for putting the spotlight on what appears to be an absolutely adorable, hardworking couple who owns a local small business. Highlighting their work and the process that will follow is well worth (for them, at least) the changes to the house that others seem to be riding you about.

Ross Alan, your work and woods (I went on Instagram to see more of their work) is truly beautiful and so full of character and warmth. I wish you ALL the success and congratulations on partnering with Emily. It seems like quite the “get”.

5 years ago

This is going to be so, so, so gorgeous and I can’t wait to see it all unfold. And agreed with another commenter…Ross & Georgie, you guys are the cutest and I can’t wait to meet you even more throughout Emily’s future posts!!

5 years ago

This is so exciting! Though my personal budget would likely never allow for something like this, I did kind of hope along the way that you’d find a solution to the ceilings. They weren’t bad, and I’m sure someone with your talent could have found a way to work with them, but YAY for finding a way to make YOUR HOUSE (not anyone else’s…relax people) your dream home.

5 years ago

Sure, it would’ve been great to have worked it out another way but I love that this is a win win win solution. I love white kitchens but the thought of all of that wood gets me much more excited about this project! I appreciate that it shows us what other remedies are out there and we can all check out local sources for reclaimed lumber and help out those small businesses too if it’s cost prohibitive to use Ross. Thanks again Emily for the honesty about this hot button topic between you and your honey.

5 years ago
Reply to  Kim

I really appreciate everyone else’s comments actually, and just want to chime in that I totally feel BOTH (1) that I was disappointed not to see what a real designer could do to “work with it,” because I feel discouraged that I need to be able to drop more money to make my “wood ceiling imperfections” work, and (2) TOTALLY EXCITED that your house is going to be **most importantly** what YOU want — and the house I have been unconsciously wishing you’d design all along. Reading everyone else’s comments made me realize how I was hoping you could perform some magic trick and do both at once — which wasn’t very fair ? That is to say, I’m so delighted you’ve found an option that’s going to be beautiful and fulfill your vision (and Brian’s!).

5 years ago

I love the renderings of what it is going to be! Such a great compromise of wood but “up to date” with style. I love it!

5 years ago

Nice article. I am all in favor of support a grass-roots company doing right things right.
I look forward to more postings, I’m be watching you.

anna maria
5 years ago

ok, this is completely unrelated to the wood, but the short sock + boot combo = LOVE

5 years ago

The renderings are always SO helpful. It’s cool to see what the vision is. What a great technical addition to this site.

5 years ago

That is really a great news. The Final product is really good. Thanks for sharing that.

Web site design
5 years ago

I’m so excited for you that this worked out and for me that I’ll get to see it! Yay!!

Suzanne Amos
5 years ago

I love all of this – the wood, the company but mostly the story! At the end of the day, we all know that whatever EH and Team produce will be beautiful. Your mountain fixer-upper will be stunning no matter what. But lifting others up along the way is wonderful.

5 years ago

Ah it is so beautiful! How wonderful!

5 years ago

Congratulations! I can’t wait to see the house finished and I just may be needing Ross Allen Lumber myself!!

5 years ago

I love all of the reclaimed wood. And the underlying story is just fantastic. Bravo!

5 years ago

Love the company
Love the concept
Happy for the marriage
Appalled at the waste

The existing wood ceilings have *too much texture* to be found acceptable??! So sad.

5 years ago

Hahahah for most of the article I was thinking “Looks like a great company but Emily, COME ON! Can’t you use the wood that’s already there??!?!?” Then you hit us with those inspiration pictures and I was like “YES come to mama!” I think there’s a lesson here about not settling when you know you’ll be unhappy. So, I appreciated this rollercoaster ride about wood that I experienced reading this post. Thank you for making me smile.

A. McNinja
5 years ago

YAS conservation, new friends, and lumber porn. Life doesn’t get much better! V excited for you guys!

5 years ago

I know you found a solution that you are super happy with (yay!), but I do want to mention that you have another option. I’m mentioning this in case someone else is looking for a super affordable option. You can bleach the wood! We have Douglas fir in our 116 year old house. This is old wood, brittle wood. But we left it in place, stripped it and then bleached it with wood bleach. It was easy and the results were great! Bleached, the wood was a light grayish, white color. Very pretty and as you pointed out Doug fir goes pink when stripped. All the natural color completely went away. You can get different results depending on how long you leave the bleach on. After the bleaching we re-stained our woodwork, but you could just seal it after the bleaching if you want. Cheers! Love following along. ?

5 years ago
Reply to  Heather

I *think* she did this on her living room beans and had mixed results.

5 years ago

This post is timely as we are trying to source wood for our house build. Quick question, are you wrapping the exiting beams with the beech wood? Are the existing beams fir? I think you may have mentioned it somewhere, but I can’t find it.

5 years ago

Please tell me they are demoing carefully in order to save so much useful wood!

5 years ago

This is exciting! When using reclaimed wood, will you be able to keep the same type of wood throughout the house? If not, will you keep the same wood type on all ceilings and the same type on all flooring for consistency? Do you have any tips about how to mix different types when supply on reclaimed wood is limited?

Also, most of the inspiration images look like birch, maple or pine. What types of barn wood are similar to the light color?

5 years ago

Love the post Emily. I am thinking of remodeling my home and would love to use reclaimed wood for flooring. But I live in the Washington DC area. Do you have any recommendations? I am thinking that getting the wood and shipping it across the country would be prohibitive? Any suggestions?

Ellen Ingraham
5 years ago

We just worked with a similar company ( out of Minnesota) on a custom mantel with iron straps. Also aweome service and products. Sent us photos of the whole process – from choosing the old barnwood to finished product.

5 years ago

I really felt for you when it seemed like you were going to have to ‘compromise’ your vision and the quality of the final project in order to ‘compromise’ with your husbands adamant opinion. I do not think i would have handled it with such grace (and I am not a professional designer using my project as part of my business!). So happy to hear you found a solution you are inspired by.

5 years ago

Ross Alan
beautiful marriage-saving wood

a marketing tagline waiting to be implemented