Studies have shown that on average, Americans spend about 90% or more of their time indoors (source: the inside story: a guide to Indoor Air Quality. U.S. EPA). The design of these interior spaces has a major affect on human health. Wood in general and specifically reSAWN’s wood and finishes can contribute to improving indoor air quality. Often specified in environments where allergies to dust and particulates are a concern, wood is naturally hypo-allergenic and its smooth surface makes it easy to keep clean and free from particle build up unlike carpeting. Wood can also improve indoor air quality by naturally moderating humidity. Wood absorbs or releases moisture in order to maintain an equilibrium with the surrounding air. reSAWN’s materials are specifically made to contibute towards a healthier indoor environment. Our engineered materials consist of 9-layers of birch bonded together with non-toxic glues and contain no urea formaldehyde. Our hardwax oil finish is made from natural plant based products and is 100% VOC-free. The goals of sustainable design embrace not only environmental concerns but also the physical health and psychological well-being of the building’s occupants. Wood is a warm and comforting material that provides a direct connection with nature – a tenant of biophilic design.
This early nineteenth century barn was renovated with minimum change in structure or footprint. Originally a stone bank barn with stables and paddock facing south on the lower level and a large hayloft on the upper level, it has been transformed into a residence that celebrates the simple form, openness, and stone and wood finishes of the original structure.
All interior structural framing walls were left in place, while beams were selectively removed and reinforced to incorporate a new second floor that accommodates two bedrooms including a master bedroom, two bathrooms, study, dressing area, and closets … READ MORE.
PHOTO CREDIT: © Jeffrey Totaro Photography, 2013
Located in a boutique office building in the Plaza District on Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, this private office features MEDITATION Rift & Quarter Sawn White Oak prefinished with Hardwax Oil from reSAWN TIMBER co.’s PRIMA collection collection. MEDITATION is available in solid and engineered construction, unfinished or prefinished and in a variety of widths and lengths. Any of the PRIMA collection designs can also be customized to All Rift Sawn or All Quarter Sawn White Oak as desired. Read more about the different reSAWN-Cuts-of-Wood.
antique reclaimed white oak floors lend warmth and character to this Greenwich Village home designed by Callaghan Interior Design. dramatic, character grade 8″ wide planks make for a distinguished, rustic floor full of knots, nail holes and the unique marks found only in reclaimed wood. reSAWN TIMBER co. is your source for reclaimed wood for flooring, wall & ceiling cladding and architectural millwork. view reSAWN’s enCORE collection for prefinished, solid and engineered reclaimed woods. in addition to these standard offerings, reSAWN is able to provide custom widths, lengths, and finishes on a variety of reclaimed wood species.
IMAGE: Antique Reclaimed White Oak 8″ wide solid flooring at residence in Greenwich Village
antique reclaimed wood lets us connect with nature and human history in an unprecedented way. long before Columbus founded the new world, the seedlings of the great North American forests were taking root. left undisturbed for centuries, these seedlings were able to slowly grow into massive trees, basking in the ample pollution-free air and water of pre-industrial America. this slow growth and natural habitat is key to the unique beauty and strength of antique reclaimed wood. slow growth produces trees with much tighter growth rings and consequently finer grain. it also produces significantly more heartwood, which is stronger and more durable than younger sapwood.
IMAGE: Antique Reclaimed Oak at Tria Wine Bar in Philadelphia, PA GO TO Project: Tria Wine Bar
rift & quarter sawn white oak floors contribute to the zen-like atmosphere of the newly constructed dormitories at the prestigious Haverford College. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects designed the buildings to work in concert with the landscape to form a sense of community that is both contained and enhanced by nature. The ‘FSC-Certified Pure’ ® white oak will also contribute to the LEED Gold certification for this project.
IMAGE: Rift & Quarter Sawn White Oak flooring at Haverford College GO TO Project: Haverford