People who love to cook are always the best people. With an abundance of natural light, reclaimed wood (and reclaimed rusty metal roofing), this is a kitchen we’d want to spend time in.
A colorful kitchen with hand hewn teclaimed beams in Western North Carolina
Reclaimed wood beams and reclaimed barn boards in a NC Party Barn
Eastern White Pine King Post timber trusses with curved lower chords frame a kitchen ceiling in Linville, NC.
We’ve always liked the look of round to square joinery–perhaps because horizontal rectangular timbers connecting into vertical natural round posts reminds us of the trees from which the timber came.
Standing Dead Spruce was selected for this family lodge in Headwaters not far from the community of Todd, NC. The reason? The builder and architect wanted to minimize future timber shrinkage by specifying dry timber.
Douglas fir beams support a barrel vault brick ceiling in this mountain lodge kitchen.
Reclaimed weathered hewn beams and brown barn board create a warm and welcoming Guest House kitchen in Greenwich, CT.
Finding the right lake property took years, but once located, the owners, who own a contracting company, moved quickly and built the lake house they’d always dreamed of owning. Shown here is the kitchen, and in the foreground, their dining table which looks out onto the lake.
An exquisite guest house kitchen in Newport, RI with Heart Pine floors, island, and ridge beam. Note the nickel gap painted white ceiling boards.
Eastern White Pine Timber frame trusses add visual interest (and bring down the perceived ceiling height) in the ceiling above a Make-A-Wish home’s kitchen in Raleigh, NC.
For this French Country style kitchen in Charlotte, NC, we milled the Eastern White Pine timbers on an old circular saw mill (instead of a modern band saw). Sawing with on a circular saw mill produces curved saw blade marks instead of the less interesting vertical up-and-down marks left by today’s faster bandsaws.
Aged beams and reclaimed planking form a striking ceiling in a Butler’s Pantry in Greenwich, CT. Note how the perimeter beam on the outside walls completes the look.
Bob Mann of A.T.T.I.C. Design in Banner Elk often combines round logs and rectangular timber beams…as shown here in this Linville Ridge home. The logs are Bald Cypress and were specially cut at the mill to include the flaring of the lower trunk, or buttress.
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