Wooden Houses places the wooden house into a historical, social and
decorative context, explores the decorative potential of wood in our
homes and provides inspiration for anyone who appreciates the beauty and
soul of this wonderful natural material. Wooden houses range from
rustic log cabins and timbered country cottages to traditional alpine
chalets and elegant clapboard houses with shaded verandas. Wood has
always played an invaluable part in construction, architecture and
interior decoration and has long been valued for its practical benefits.
Indoors, wood surrounds us in so many different ways. Structural
elements such as beams and vaulted ceilings become features in their own
right. Wood can be used as further embellishment in the form of
beautiful panelling or carved and turned banisters and staircases, and
in original furniture designs.
Whether it is left in its natural
state to show the variety of grains and depths of colours, or used as a
bare canvas for paint techniques, wood is a beautiful and timeless