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Reclaimed wood : a field guide  Cover Image Book Book

Reclaimed wood : a field guide / Alan Solomon + Klaas Armster ; photographs by Michel Arnaud.

Solomon, Alan, (author.). Armster, Klaas, (author.). Arnaud, Michel, (photographer.).

Summary

Summary:

Wood reclaimed from old houses, factories, barns, water tanks, and boardwalks has become a valuable commodity, treasured for the patina that gives witness to its history. Our ancestors built well, using locally sourced lumber that expressed the culture and natural history of their region: oak and pine in the Northeast; hickory and cypress in the South; Douglas fir and redwood in the West. Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide is the first complete visual handbook to this popular resource, covering history, culture, salvage, sources, contemporary uses (in buildings and furniture), and practical advice.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1419738186
  • ISBN: 9781419738180
  • Physical Description: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams, [2019]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Reclaimed wood -- A short history of wood in America -- Sources of reclaimed wood. Old houses and apartment buildings ; Barns ; Industrial buildings ; Wooden tanks ; Curious and uncommon -- Reclamation -- Designing with reclaimed wood -- A tree's story -- Glossary.
Subject: Woodwork.
Wood waste > Recycling.

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Summary: Wood reclaimed from old houses, factories, barns, water tanks, and boardwalks has become a valuable commodity, treasured for the patina that gives witness to its history. Our ancestors built well, using locally sourced lumber that expressed the culture and natural history of their region: oak and pine in the Northeast; hickory and cypress in the South; Douglas fir and redwood in the West. Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide is the first complete visual handbook to this popular resource, covering history, culture, salvage, sources, contemporary uses (in buildings and furniture), and practical advice.

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