Designing a Home with Wood

Designing a Home with Wood

by Heather E. Adams, Earl G. Adams, Carla Steinbach
     
 
From the creative team behind Stone comes another comprehensive study of one of nature's greatest decorating materials: wood. Both an inspirational style guide and a technical manual, Designing a Home with Wood features this fundamental element in every imaginable adaptation: carved entryways, ornate moldings, inlaid floors, beamed ceilings,

Overview

From the creative team behind Stone comes another comprehensive study of one of nature's greatest decorating materials: wood. Both an inspirational style guide and a technical manual, Designing a Home with Wood features this fundamental element in every imaginable adaptation: carved entryways, ornate moldings, inlaid floors, beamed ceilings, kitchen cabinetry, and more. Extensively illustrated with more than 250 full-color photographs, it is sure to inform the professional contractor as well as the do-it-yourselfer.

The book is divided into four sections. Part 1 identifies the types of wood utilized in interiors, including domestic species like oak, pine, and cedar; exotic varieties like bamboo, cork, and teak; and reclaimed pieces from barn siding, abandoned buildings, and antique furniture. Part 2 suggests the many ways wood can be employed throughout the house, and spotlights accents like wainscoting and shutters. Part 3 describes different styles, stains, and finishes of wood, along with how-to instructions for creating your own specialized effects. And Part 4 offers an appendix on purchasing and maintaining wood surfaces-as well as a complete section of "stain-and-grain" swatches. Meticulously researched and magnificently presented, this is the indispensable reference for using wood in home decor.

Author Bio: HEATHER E. and EARL G. ADAMS, JR. are the authors of Stone: Designing Kitchens, Baths, and Interiors with Natural Stone (STC 2003). Founders and co-owners of Natural Stone Design, a specialty tile showroom on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Adamses frequently contribute to both newspaper and magazine articles.

CARLA STEINBACH is chief interior designer for Natural Stone Design. Her original designs are frequently featured in regional newspapers and magazines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584793366
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.87(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.87(d)

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