In a preppy and modern Nantucket home brimming with reclaimed and reused materials, the driftwood mantel in the family room stands out. The property owners found this reclaimed item of black walnut from the river log in the particular Mississippi River. The wooden was cleaned with compressed air and a smooth brush to remove any cobwebs or mud.
While the particular construction requires some ability, finding a piece associated with wood that would match in this area has been just as much associated with a challenge. "Finding the particular right size and design of the wood was a little difficult, " affirms Chris Komenda of Woodmeister Master Builders. "But for all of us, that's part of the fun of reusing something unique and reclaimed. "
Our other favorite component about this room within this National Green Constructing Standard Gold-certified home: The beautiful fireplace surround created from pieces of petrified wood. Woodmeister Master Builders obtained this unique piece through Cumar Marble and Granite within Everett, Mass.
Then three or more custom 3/8” metal discs were welded to the 3/4” steel dowel. The particular plates were screwed into the wall stud and covered with Venetian plaster, leaving the dowels sticking out. Three matching openings were drilled into the particular driftwood, and a silicon insert was used in order to attach the driftwood in order to the dowels. Because of this, the particular mantel appears to nearly float off of the particular wall.