Hut on Stilts Nozomi Nakabayashi

The project is a small timber structure in a small woodland in Dorset. Nozomi has worked as the designer, contractor and the maker of the project.

The house provides a small magical get away space to spend the night, to ponder and to inspire ideas for the client, who is a writer. The building materials include, cork as insulation and exposed wall cladding, locally sourced Western Red Cedar cladding, Douglas fir primary structure and reclaimed glazing and telegraph poles as the base structure. Interior is finished with birch plywood floor and wall, lime rendered walls and hessian fabric ceiling.

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I sanded those wrinkled spots down by hand (to the wood in places) and refinished, I think it looks ok. The finish went on nice and smooth after thinning it with just a touch of mineral spirits and using a smaller brush. The worst spot was in the bottom right picture next to the plug. You can tell that I took some of the stain off but at least it is smooth!


The fucking sky is orange. The smoke from the wildfires is making the sunlight change colour. Wow. Also, excuse my plywood floors… Endless home renovations.

Guys. We’re finishing up some reclaimed heart pine tables for a customer in Cali–wowsa! For those of you unfamiliar with heart pine, read on. “Heart Pine refers to the heartwood of the pine tree, which is the non-living center of the tree trunk, while the sapwood is the outer living layer which transports nutrients. The heartwood from the pine tree, heart pine, is preferred by woodworkers and builders over the sapwood,[1] due to its strength, hardness and golden red coloration. The longleaf pine, the source of much of the available heart pine found on the market is considered a high quality timber tree, a well known source for poles, pilings, posts, sawlogs, flooring, plywood, pulpwood and naval stores (tapped for turpentine). Before the 1700s, in the United States, longleaf pine forests, covered approximately 30-60 million acres along the coastal plain from Virginia’s southern tip to eastern Texas. These pine trees, 80 to 120 feet tall, require 100 to 150 years to become full size and can live up to 500 years. An inch of heart pine requires 30 years growth. Due to deforestation and over-harvesting since colonial days, only about 3% of the original Longleaf Pine forest remains.

Currently heart pine for building and woodworking is procured by reclaiming old lumber and recovering logs, felled pre-1900, from rivers.” (Source: Wikipedia 👆) #iReclaimed #salvagingourworld #etsy #reclaimed #heartpine #vintage #old #oldstuff #sawdust #barn #earth #urban #urbandesign #urbanlumber #urbanliving #livefolk #local #annarbor #michigan #photo #art #heritage (at The Shop. )