Walls of wood

Posted on Sun, 2 Oct 2011 by KiM

I was thinking about doing a blog favourites post today as I typically do on Sundays but I am a bit too distracted to spend the time blog surfing. You see, back in April I mentioned (ok, bitched about) a French oral test I had at work. Unfortunately I did not get the grade I needed, and since then I have had no French training (due to lack of a training budget). All of a sudden on Tuesday I found out I am permitted full time training for the month of October, then I have to take the test, and once again I need to pass the freaking thing or potentially lose the position I have been working towards for the past 8 years. No pressure or anything. So if I have any spare time for the next several weeks, I need to have my nose buried in my French notes. *insert expletives here* The joys of working for the government of a bilingual country.
I was trying to figure out what post I could do relatively quickly, and realized I had some photos saved of “wood walls” – inspiration for my house when it finally gets renovated (on that note, we’re now considering tearing it down and rebuilding, which has thrown me for a loop, as that was never the plan when I bought this house). I want a rustic touch to the place, and what better way than a wall covered in wood slats…or maybe panels, but I’m leaning towards slats. Here are some photos with walls of wood that I really like. (See also this post on wood panelling)

House To Home

H&D Homes

Le Journal de la Maison




Yatzer Apartment Therapy
Deko Katarina Malstrom Brown
Design*Sponge KITKA design toronto


Twig Hutchinson


Style At Home

La Vallée Blanche


Dana Meilijson

MESH Architectures



homestilo says:

I think as long as it is used as an accent, it looks great. Otherwise, it can be a bit overwhelming. Btw, good luck with the training/testing!

Lin says:

Great post. Thanks.

KiM says:

Thanks for all the well-wishes!

Deborah, the city giving us grief is only half of it. Turns out our architect was not very knowledgeable on city rules, and because we will never get approval to park in front of our house, we now have to redo the plans and include a garage. So if we've got to redo the plans we might as well rethink everything, and maybe get a new project manager/builder since ours doesn't really seem interested in working for us.

Charmaine says:

Je suis aussi en train de apprendre le francaise. C'est une belle langage.
Les bois sur les murs sont une bonne idee.
Bonne chance!

Ces says:

very inspiring place. I love the details from the pictures. Very simple but elegant.

I love it, the perfect warming foil to cold minimalism.

Maryam says:

i LOVE these!!

priscilla says:

ugh, rethink plans, buy some shoes and do your own city research!

marianne says:

At least you work for the government. Try applying when your English is not great, same thing…
Love your blog

neko says:

An idea for an 'easy' wood wall might be to try something similar to our staircase I designed last year.

The photo might not be that great, but I back-screwed all the 2"x2" red cedar slats on to a sheet of 1/2" particleboard, which was wrapped in black landscape fabric.

The result means no screws show through the wood, and the landscape felt provides a nice textured black background in the voids between.

See attached photo….I can send more if you like. The whole stair is done in kiln-dried red cedar strips.


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