Wood / Discussions

How do you make new wood look old?

...wood but don't want dirty old barn boards, is there any method for speeding up the aging process? A very simple way to give wood an aged look is to apply an o...

Posted by Claire Dec. 11, 2017, 3:38 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Where can I get wood planks for a ceiling?

...Wood Ceilings & Cost compared to Drywall If not, have a look since there are different examples of style, wood type and finish. We aren't suppliers of wood, m...

Posted by zulie alnahas Aug. 23, 2020, 6:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...wood foundation (PWF) would be an alternative to a concrete foundation , and a poor one at that. The end result of mixing wood and moisture will always be rot. ...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...wood: There will be a small difference in heat delivery with a wood floor, wood is about R1 per inch, so it will slow the heat transfer slightly. You would no...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...wood myself so I know the challenge of ensuring you don’t contaminate indoor air with smoke from the wood stove. So my tips – Make sure you don’t have a stove...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...woodstoves in airtight homes is if they don’t have a direct air feed from the outdoors to the back of the woodstove. A lot of people omit that one crucial featu...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...wood afterwards, and here is a link to a page that may help for choosing a wood type, it is about Installing Wood Ceilings & Cost compared to Drywall . You will...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best deck material?

...wood, composite, or any other? What brand do you recommend? To learn what materials are best for decking and for how to build durable deck that will last you wi...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:10 a.m. Decks, porches and gazebos 1 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...wood. And further to that, wood can act as an air and vapor barrier in some cases , particularly if it has a finish on it, so plywood with a finishing coat of v...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

What is a pet proof, safe and durable wood floor sealer?

My floors are stranded bamboo and want the most durable protection and easy to clean. Very hard to get floor clean now. I need to refinish all and also replace...

Posted by Gail Hagopian Oct. 13, 2020, 11:53 a.m. 0 Responses

What is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

...wood or carbonized wood siding, also known as Shou Sugi Ban, is a a matter of slightly charring the outside surface of the wood. See our page here that explains...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

Is it a good or bad idea to spray foam directly on the interior of shiplap siding?

...wood. Exterior siding is meant as a weather shield, it protects the control layers of your wall (air barrier, vapor barrier, insulation, weather barrier) , so y...

Posted by MITCHELL KOCH Aug. 21, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...wood stove would for sure improve the winter comfort, but please go into this with eyes wide open knowing that building an 800-1000 square foot glass box in a C...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...wood, engineered wood, any particular brand? Also for kitchen and bathroom floor, what do you recommend to use tile, travertine, marble? There are a few things ...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?

...woods. There are manufacturers that offer plywood that will protect your indoor air quality , but for solid wood you are best to speak to a local cabinet maker ...

Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...wood home soon but I wood like to get the floor plan down before I start getting the materials for the house so I can gage out cost. And if i can have all my wa...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

Could you please explain the implications of using ecohome between an exterior vehicle metal wall and an interior wall of cloth, wood or best material. Congrat...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...wood , wood with natural finishing oil , synthetic drywall with low-dust drywall compound and zero VOC paint , and if you want a pre-finished formaldehyde-free ...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses