I’m all for bringing the outdoors indoors, so in my opinion, Sunny Pettis Lutz from Arizona seriously got it right by making her very own cordwood flooring to cover the cold and bland concrete floor. Isn’t it absolutely breathtaking? Lutz was wise enough to gather dead trees (Juniper and Pine, in her case) from the forest, which is legal, and then got slicing and gluing!
The result of all her hard work is this gorgeously rustic wooden floor that reminds me of a warm log cabin out in a tranquil forest somewhere. I think the massive appeal here is that all the slices are so different – you could actually walk around and just admire each piece, marvel at its unique pattern and count all the growth rings. As we know, the rings tell us how old a tree is (was), but the width of the rings can also indicate whether the tree grew quickly or slowly; it’s actually incredibly fascinating to see all the things that can be learned from tree-ring dating, or dendrochronology, if you want to impress with big words.
Step by Step Instructions - Cordwood Flooring by Sunny in sunny Arizona
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If this is something that you’d like to do in your home just make sure to plan correctly and find out whether or not you are actually allowed to harvest trees and what permits you might need. If you’re not feeling quite as courageous, you could always do this on a smaller scale in your kids’ Western Saloon fort, or opt for just one statement wood wall. Either way, we need to keep bringing nature into our homes!