Residential Design & Construction
Below is a Beach house remodel. Interest is created by the white planks. Some planks around the round window were vinegar stained before paint was applied. Polished beach stones fill knot holes. The initial cost of using profiled Pine planks is higher than drywall until you factor in the huge savings achieved by eliminating all the finishing trim required when installing drywall. Other benefits include the added shear strength of planks vs drywall. The exterior walls have 2x4 studs sheathed in 3/8 plywood. Not nearly enough to withstand a decent earthquake.
"I avoid installing products that cannot be taken to the dump. The government has now added all drywall to that list. Why do you think that is?"
Local Yellow Cedar (Cypress) flooring was installed in the loft, and wide plank Alder on the main floor. A vinegar stain was applied with a rag to the Alder flooring. It is a safe product that anyone can make at home, and it costs next to nothing.