Wood finishing / 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 ...

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...

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. ...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding

...wood: There is a related wood treatment called torrefied wood or thermo-modified wood, where milled planks are baked in a high-temperature oven. Virtually ...

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...

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...

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...

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

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...wood to concrete connections in foundations © Ecohome Avoid wood-to-concrete connections: Concrete foundations take five years to fully...

DLT Dowel Laminated Timber
Wood and organic materials

Two new options of mass timber panels

...wood: Mass plywood panels that use wood veneers instead of solid wood Dowel laminated timber that use no glues, resin or fasteners If that ...

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

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...woods cork and bamboo remain popular, it can be difficult to determine whether the wood is sustainably harvested. Also, some manufactures use adhesives containi...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...finishing as well. So if you're going to replace them, you might as well get good ones. To go to all that effort and install a low-quality double-pane window do...