This cozy lakeside cottage was recently renovated using Eastern White Pine lumber from our sawmill. This family fixed up the exterior, adding a sleek new front entry and porch accented by pine siding with a natural stain. The natural wood color pops against the green of the cottage siding.
The interior of the cottage underwent a complete overhaul starting with a welcoming entrance complete with a laundry closet at the end of the hall. They also added a new bedroom addition, an updated bathroom, and an expanded open kitchen and main living area. Both the new bedroom and the expanded living area feature vaulted ceilings with pine paneling and exposed beams. The natural shade of the wood brightens both rooms and creates a rustic, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a lakeside retreat.
We love seeing the finished product for projects like this as it showcases the beauty and flexibility of our Eastern White Pine lumber.
What do you think of when you hear the term wood paneling? For most people this terminology brings one of two images to mind.
1.) The first image is usually of a house built in the 60’s or 70’s. Think Brady Bunch, “retro” style homes. Perhaps this is a masculine den with dark wood paneling on the walls or a carpeted living room with paneling on one wall surrounding a brick or stone fireplace.
2.) The second common thought process would bring you to an image of a country home, log cabin or even lakeside cottage. The interior walls of these homes are often made primarily of knotty pine paneling. The stain varies based on your taste but in general this gives the home a cozy, rustic feel.
Although these are the styles people usually connect to wood paneling, they are not the only possibilities. By carefully choosing the right placement, grade, and stain for eastern white pine paneling–you can develop a look and feel that suits your home. Below are some great examples of how wood paneling has turned an average room into something sleek and special.
Placing this clear-coated eastern white pine paneling on the ceiling provided this room with a unique feature. The panels accent the bright colored paint and create clean lines that add a bit of texture to the space.
Painting paneling provides another option for creating a clean, unique look in a room. A bright white like this at home gym can make a room feel larger while a color can help brighten up any space. This is also a great option for updating existing wood paneling.
Another unique use of paneling is to extend it’s coverage all the way up onto the ceiling. By using the same color and style eyes will be naturally drawn upwards to emphasize the height in any room. If you are lucky enough to have a large vaulted or cathedral ceiling, this is the perfect recipe for the WOW factor.
Whether you would like a rustic, retro or modern feel for your home, pine paneling can provide you with a durable and cost-effective way to create a unique feel for any room.