1) Are there other woods that I have already chosen or a wood that I intend to use in the interior spaces?
2) How much light do I have entering through the windows?
3) Are there walls you would like to be a focal point when entering a room?
4) Is there a desire to dramatize a length of a room? Or the height of a ceiling?
5) Is your project a seasonal home?
Beginning with consideration for ceiling applications, wood is most often used in a large expanse such as a cathedral ceiling, or in flat ceilings that are at least 9’ high. It is in these applications that wood can be best appreciated for its beauty and also offers lower maintenance than many other finish options, especially in seasonal homes as they often experience great temperature and humidity swings. Wood ceilings typically are lighter in color, with Pine and Cedar the most popular choices due to their lower costs. Coordinating wood beams or trusses with a wood ceiling will make for a dramatic statement and a warm, cozy atmosphere.
In wall applications, begin by asking where to use wood and “what specie do I consider?” These can be best answered by including your potential choices in wood cabinetry and wood flooring. For some homeowners, wood is the preferred choice for use in wall, ceiling and floor applications. Others desire to use a wood and drywall combination, using wood on 1 or 2 walls in a room to create a focal point in a room or installing wood in a wainscot application. In many cases this combination offers the best solution as the drywall introduces color into the area and helps emphasize the full beauty of the wood. When required, repainting the drywall areas can greatly change the overall look without having to do anything with the wall paneling. If you are considering wood cabinetry or wood flooring it is good to coordinate this decision, as some woods work better together than others when using in the same area. For assistance, contact one of our wood specialists today, we would be happy to help and offer ideas to consider when coordinating different woods together.
After you’ve made the decision on where to use wood in your wall and ceiling applications, please look through our six collections of tongue and groove paneling to help determine the wood choice and pattern to best reflect the atmosphere you intend to create.
|Collection||Description||Pattern||Grade||Application direction||Surface texture|
|Arts & Crafts, Mission||Warm natural wood tones, less color variation||Rectilinear, clean edges||Select||Horizontal or vertical||Smooth|
|Classic||Warm to dark natural wood tones, less color variation||More focus on detailed statuesque lines||Select||More vertical than horizontal||Smooth|
|Contemporary||Lighter wood tones||Nonexistent to slight shadow lines||Select||More horizontal, some vertical and diagonal||Smooth|
|Mellow Country||Lighter to mid natural wood tones||Light to moderate pattern depth having softer shadow lines||Mostly select||More vertical than horizontal||Smooth|
|Rustic Elegance||Lighter to mid wood tones, soft mildly rustic wood character||Moderate pattern depth reflecting medium shadow lines||Tight Knot||More vertical than horizontal||Smooth, Time Worn or Burnished|
|Rustic Retreat||Filled with character, larger knots and color variation||Moderate to deep pattern depth reflecting medium to heavy shadow lines||Tight Knot or Reclaimed||More vertical than horizontal||Smooth, Skip Sawn or Full Sawn|