July 11, 2018

Raw Redwood into Rustic Barnwood Doors


Hope you had a super great 4th of July! We spent ours in Eugene, Oregon, at their local parade, rodeo and fireworks. Amongst all the strangers I had a peculiar feeling, a feeling if familiarity and belonging. It made me stop. I looked all around me and saw my fellow Americans...And then in my mind's eye I could see Americans all over the country, gathered together, to give thanks for our independence and the freedom it represents. 

July 4, 2018

Ammonia Smoked Wood - in 1 Safe Step!

Happy 4th of July to my American friends! We are celebrating in Florence, Oregon- running a 5K, hitting up the parade, and of course, fireworks! How about you?

Today's post is pretty exciting. See back in the day, Europeans started ammonia smoking their oak floors to get gorgeous wood floor shades that were impossible to achieve otherwise. People hardly do this anymore because ammonia smoking floors is super toxic and dangerous. Ammonia fumes can kill you and folks used to seal up their whole house to allow the fumes to interact with the tannin in the wood. 

June 20, 2018

Rustic Restoration Table

Hey friends! This week we are in Eugene, Oregon. The northwest is finally warming up, guys! I am one happy camper. We live so much of our lives outside, traveling around the US like this, so the warm weather gives us our playground back. Back to projects! Yay! We launched a new wood stain color a while back, but I finally have some photos to share! This stain is Restoration and it  will turn most wood types a warm, rustic brown.

June 14, 2018

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