Archive for February, 2015

Go Beyond the Surface: February 2015

Posted on February 28, 2015 by Jared

Labour of Love

Custom Shelving Units: Made for Your Space

We love to build things. And fortunately for us, we’ve recently had the opportunity to build a few furniture pieces for our wonderful clients.

Naturally Aged Shelving Unit for a Homeowner

custom wood shelves

Shelving with Wheels for McBurney Junction


Clothing Rack for McBurney Junction


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Distressed (not really) Ladder Shelf: Custom Furniture

Fun and functional! This ladder shelf is 80″ high with four shelves in depths of 4″ to 16″. Designed to be flush against the wall, we custom built this shelving unit for a space in our home.

wood ladder shelf

Let’s talk about your space! Contact us to discuss your ideas.

Linwood Cardinal Cabin + Eco-Friendly Surfaces = Love!

Working alongside award-winning Jamie Banfield Design, we supplied and installed two of our eco-friendly wall surfaces for this year’s BC Home + Garden Show‘s Cardinal Cabin by Linwood Custom Homes.

Designed to be eco-chic and affordable, this energy efficient home features sustainable design and building materials, including Stikwood and classicBRICK by Hourwall wall surfaces.

Linwood Cardinal Home - Stikwood

+ Click here for more photos of this show stopping home

Design Idea: Adding Depth to Built-In Shelves

Smart Space in California sent us this photo of how they used Stikwood to add depth to this stunning fireplace wall.

Peel + Stick Reclaimed Wood

How to Tea Stain: Naturally Aged Wood

tea bagsWe used an all natural aging process to make all of our custom shelves look like reclaimed wood. Our secret ingredient? Tea!

Using tea, steel wool and vinegar, along with a hammer and some arm muscles, we tea stained each shelf to give them that “well used” look.

+ Learn how to tea stain here

Project Profile: Power Smart Linwood Cardinal Cabin

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Jared

The Linwood Cardinal Cabin presented by BC Hydro Power Smart is a stylish and environmentally friendly home kit by Linwood Custom Homes. Designed by award-winning Jamie Banfield Design, the eco-chic cabin features sustainable building technologies and green building materials.

The Eco Floor Store supplied and installed two of our eco-friendly wall surfaces for the cabin. For the kitchen backsplash, Jamie selected classicBRICK by Hourwall and for the kitchen and stair landing walls he picked Peel + Stick Wood by Stikwood.

Linwood Cardinal Home - Stikwood

Linwood Cardinal Home - Stikwood

Linwood Cardinal Home - Stikwwod

Linwood Cardinal Home - classicBRICK by Hourwall

Linwood Cardinal Home - classicBRICK by Hourwall

classicBRICK is an eco-friendly alternative to real bricks. The panels are 48″ x 24″ and available in five colours. We love the “vintage white” in the cabin’s kitchen – the white counters and classicBRICK wall surface, stainless steel appliances and heron blue cabinets are stunning. And those raw wood shelves… wow!

Stikwood is a Peel + Stick Wood wall planking. Made in the USA from recycled snow fences, the VOC-free planks are available in a variety of colours and can be installed in your choice of pattern. The “white wash” finish is a beautiful complement to the white and grey tones of the kitchen.

While we love our wall surfaces, we also love many of the other details in the home. We’re a huge fan of all of the wood furniture throughout the cabin. It’s these details and more that helped make this home “Best in Show”!

Linwood Cardinal Home

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Congratulations to Linwood Custom Homes, Jamie Banfield Design and all of the sponsors for helping make this a show-stopping home.

+ For more images of the Linwood Cardinal Cabin visit Jamie Banfield Design’s portfolio

Photography by Josh Lasko Photography.

Accessorize Your Built-In Shelves with Stikwood

Posted on February 4, 2015 by Jared

Built-in shelves are a popular trend in residential interior design; we’re seeing them in kitchen nooks, children’s bedrooms and living rooms. And our eco-friendly walls surfaces are the perfect accessory for these functional focal points.

Founder and lead designer Natasha Muller from Smart Space Interior Design in California recently installed Stikwood Peel + Stick Wood Planking on the wall behind the built-in shelves flanking a gorgeous stone fireplace.

Peel + Stick Reclaimed Wood

For additional photos of this beautiful modern farmhouse, click here.

Stikwood is made from 100% reclaimed wood. The veneers are VOC free, easy to install and available in a variety of colours. + Learn more here

Image courtesy of Smart Space Interior Design.