Then & Now: Trend Watch – Nouveau Château

Then & Now: Trend Watch – Nouveau Château

The revolving cycles of what is old is new. What is passé becomes haute.

A recent Canadian House and Home – Trend Watch – has highlighted the “Nouveau Château”. Apparently the French-inspired aesthetic is ‘BACK’.  “Richly patterned parquet wood floors (with names like Versailles) take inspiration from palaces of yore.”

Europe never lost is flavour of all things olde.  Here are some floors Jan and I observed over the past 15 years we’ve been traveling to Europe. They’ve developed the patina of age; well-loved/well-used.

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A Tale of Ebony

A Tale of Ebony

This story begins in 1945 with a seizure of ‘contraband’ by Canada Customs.  Not sure when the timbers were actually cut but once seized, used and abused – apparently left outside at times – they eventually found a home with Roch of Salt Spring Island.  Some years ago, he’d heard that 350+ billets were available; ranging in weight from 60-180 pounds each. He told us that many of the billets were quarter logs, which if you put the tree back together would have been 24-30” in diameter at the base; completely unheard of today.

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Alder T+G | Flooring Special

Current Alder flooring special. Inquire with Joel!

Alder S&B T&G
Mixed Widths, End-matched,  – $6.95 /SF

Alder Rustic T&G
Mixed Widths, End-matched,  – $3.95 /SF

 

 

Douglas fir, custom wide plank flooring, brand-name wood flooring and stair treads; engineered and solid. Available in specialty, exotic and domestic, FSC-certified hardwoods and softwoods. Environmentally friendly oil wax natural floor finishes. Servicing the Pacific Northwest, Canada and the US.

Source: Alder T+G | Flooring by West Wind Hardwood

Culinary Wood Serving Boards – Restaurants & Venues

Culinary Wood Serving Boards – Restaurants & Venues

We are happy to say we have served the following restaurants and venues with quality culinary wood products such as: serving boards, pizza paddles, menu boards, charcuterie boards, grilling planks and so much more! We are fortunate to have the ability with our machinery to create anything a customer desires to fit their corporate branding. Check out our gallery for photos of some of these projects.

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