You'll want to take a closer look at this rustic log cabin that is located on the beautiful sunny slopes of the village of Sarreyer, this small mazot of 270 square feet of floor space has been transformed into a holiday apartment for a young family. The specifications required the integration of 2 bedrooms, a living room, and large living space on the upper ground floor. The existing base of the log cabin was rebuilt in masonry and the mazot was dismantled, straightened, and reassembled on site. The very limited accessibility of the building site required complex technical solutions to complete the project. Particular attention was paid to details in the interior fittings and the rooms on the original mazot were reused and integrated into the decoration.
The log cabin was initially built-in 1792 and served as a barn that was used to shelter cows during the winter and to dry hay and cereals. The cabin was bought 200 years later by a young couple, it was renovated and turned into a cozy three-story apartment. To do so, the existing volume was entirely measured by a surveyor and the planks were numbered by a carpenter to be replaced at the same spot before the barn was demolished. There are several benefits to using reclaimed wood, and just one look at this rebuilt log cabin shows just how beautiful and authentic using reclaimed wood can be. The following are just some of the advantages of using reclaimed wood.
Appeal. Because it’s aged and weathered, reclaimed lumber has a desirably unique look that’s hard to find in new building materials.
Added interest. Reclaimed wood has a story that adds to the appeal of your finished building project. Sources of the reclaimed material can include old barns, ships, crates, schools, decommissioned buildings, homes, railroads, pallets and so much more.
Environmentally friendly. When you use reclaimed wood, you decrease the demand for newly sourced lumber, which helps curb deforestation. If harvested responsibly, reclaimed lumber is a renewable resource that reduces landfill waste as well as the use of environmental hazards to manufacture new products. For example, it’s better for the earth to install an engineered reclaimed wood floor in your log home than it is to install petroleum-based carpeting or linoleum.
Guilt-free exotic woods. The use of exotic woods is becoming a sustainability no-go for some in the design world unless the wood comes from reclaimed lumber.
Multiple uses. You can use reclaimed lumber to make reclaimed hardwood decks, flooring, wall paneling, cabinets, tables, countertops, shelves, and anything else you can make with timber.
Quality and strength. Reclaimed lumber is up to 40 points harder on the Janka hardness scale than virgin wood because it often comes from old-growth trees instead of first-generation forests.
LEED points. Using reclaimed lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council can help your construction or remodeling project earn LEED points.
From an economic and environmental standpoint, reclaimed wood makes good sense. By being smart about the wood you reuse or repurpose, you can enjoy the benefits of the reclaimed building material without consequence.
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