Archive for August, 2015

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Grayson Jordan (Castrucci Architect) and Jim Hartin (Blueline Construction) provide overview of Passive House air sealing method around sistered joists.

imageOne defining feature of reclaimed wood floors is their wide widths – up to 12″. But less often mentioned is their longer average length – much longer. In a world where floors arrive cut and bundled into 1-5′ lengths, longer spans of individual boards can be an overlooked factor. But if the floor is fully covered, what is the difference? The frequent x-cuts on new wood floors act like road stops as the eye travels across a floor, giving it a less unified look and feel. It’s also an apt symbol for the long passage of time, as the woods have traveled hundreds of years from a small forest sapling to salvaged and re-manufactured modern floor.

 

Cushioning the blow of a demolished boardwalk
African Ironwoods from the SS Seaport on the Exterior