Read on to see how Leonard Construction & Design uses timber as a feature in our client’s homes.
In this project we re-purposed the existing cedar weatherboards removed from the exterior of the home, and installed them in the master bedroom walls. They were then stained for additional warmth and cohesive finish. The texture and warmth of the cedar adds a focal point to the room.
Over at Wonderwall Studios (https://www.wonderwallstudios.co.nz) they take this to another level with reclaimed and recycled wood salvaged from abandoned houses, derelict sheds, rail railway sleepers, naturally fallen trees, overstock and old floors. Which they craft wood panelling for feature walls.
At this home we were completing a removal of a conservatory and addition of a deck, and the soffit of the eaves and verandah were going to be plain – so we suggested adding a timber feature to the soffit (exterior ceiling).
Garapa Timber battens were fixed with a gap (and the soffit boards painted dark)– adding texture and a point of difference to the deck.
For this project which is currently under construction we are using an American Oak fin wall. The fins separate the dining room and entry – while still being transparent to see through to the pool beyond. The fins are installed from the ground level to the ceiling, along the ceiling and extend in the atrium to form the balustrade on the upper level.