Interior Finishing / Guides

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...interior frame of smaller pieces of wood with a laminated front and back. Hollow interior door © makeitmissoula.com Pros: They use significantly less ma...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...interior doors, flooring, pergolas, etc. Worth noting - beyond just the toxins in sealants, as well as binders and adhesives found in most composite wood mate...

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...finishing oil can even be used on childrens toys © Livos Kunos is an impregnating wood oil that acts as a dye, sealant and finish; it bonds with the i...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...interior finishing options Beyond aesthetics, many of the detail finishing inside modern sustainable homes needs to be chosen with IQA in mind as well as recy...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...interior doors, and you can find some really nice ones. If they need refinishing, professional sandblasting is ideal for the safe removal of old paint, as it wi...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...interior finishing options Beyond aesthetics, many of the detail finishing inside modern sustainable homes needs to be chosen with IQA in mind as well as recy...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...finishing basement interiors as living space rarely account for the impacts that come with the added moisture load below grade, or the amount of heat that will ...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...finishing sealer will peel and chip if it sees a lot of heavy use. Applying an additional sealer is an option for residential floors; we'll cover that in a mome...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...finishing upgrades in the future after your finances recover. When considering resale value for the future, remember that a well-insulated and well-constructe...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...interior of the walls contains dense-packed cellulose insulation finished in the model house with a beautiful VOC & Formaldehyde-free plywood instead of drywall...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...interior finishing © Zwarthout.com Japanese carbonized wood finish, Shou sugi ban by Resawn Timber Co. Japanese carbonized woo...