New Old House: Designing with Reclaimed Materials

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Gibbs Smith, 2002 - Architecture - 160 pages
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As Americans become increasingly aware of the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle, along comes a book that is all about how to incorporate those ideas into the biggest investment in life-building a home. The New Old House showcases the design possibilities associated with using recycled and reclaimed materials in new home construction, and incorporating these materials into modern homes using traditional applications and techniques. Author Ed Knapp offers tips on using materials in a wide range of applications, and an amazing array of modern design examples and ideas are represented in styles ranging from rustic to elegant. The New Old House will show any new home builder how to add beauty and character to their lives with the best of these creative techniques. Ed Knapp is the owner/operator of Vintage Beams, an import/export company specializing in reclaiming vintage building materials and incorporating them into new building design. He has offices in Georgia and China, as well as Sylva, North Carolina, where he lives.

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Contents

Introduction
34
Practical Considerations
44
The Extended Life of Antique Structures
59
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Ed Knapp is the owner and operator of Vintage Beams and Timbers, an import/export company specializing in reclaiming vintage building materials and incorporating them into new building designs. He has been a supplier of fine recycled and antique lumber, including custom truss package fabrication, decorative corbel ends, floorings, and paneling materials, for more than ten years. Knapp works out of a renovated barn in Sylva, North Carolina, and also has an office in China, where he focuseson architectural reclamation.

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