Wood finishes / Guides

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...wood finishing oil © Livos Kunos is an impregnating oil that acts as a dye, sealant and finish; it bonds with the interior of the wood ...

90 year old red pine refinished with zero VOC floor oil
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

How to find a healthier wood finish

...wood floor finish, but floor oils are gaining in popularity. There are a lot of benefits to oiled floors, especially with softwood which are prone to damage. ...

Wood frame construction timber choices
Wall assemblies - new construction

Material choices for wood frame construction

...wood: Engineered wood Engineered wood requires more processing than standard wood. As may be expected, engineered wood is more expensive tha...

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...finishes and formaldehyde-free wood engineered products. Thanks to our sponsors: Venmar NuTone Broan

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...wood takes its fair market share. Where to buy wood: Wherever you live in Canada, there is without a doubt wood being harvested not too far away. If y...

Naturally finished red oak floors
Flooring and stairs

Flooring material options

...wood floors: Engineered wood is comprised of several layers of plywood forming the core of your flooring, with a top layer of hardwood. When finished, engi...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...wood refers to smaller pieces that are machine grooved and glued together. They are strong, and enable the use of smaller pieces of wood that have limited use. ...

Reclaimed sunken lumber for wood ceiling
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing between wood and drywall for ceilings

...wood ceiling. The aesthetics of drywall compared to wood ceilings: Clearly my bias has been established; I like wood ceilings. I find those moments wh...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...Finishes can be applied before or after the ambering disappears. While floors made from the renewable woods cork and bamboo remain popular, it can be diffi...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...finishes. Custom drawer units, shelves and seating are also available upon request. Though the clear domed roof provides ample daytime lighting, these sweet lit...

White pine floors finished with Rubio Monocoat, a zero VOC durable oil
Flooring and stairs

Sanding your own wood floors

Sanding wood floors yourself will definitely save money, and even an inexperienced homeowner can likely do a better job than the lowest bidding handyperson who...

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