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New Old House

Designing with Reclaimed Materials



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New Old House: Designing with Reclaimed Materials by Ed Knapp
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Recently featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Ed Knapp and his company, Vintage Beams and Timbers, have an illustrious reputation for their amazing work with reclaimed materials around the world. Combining old-world craftsmanship with the character of vintage building materials provides a warm alternative to the standard suburban-home construction. New Old House: Designing with Reclaimed Materials utilizes stunning photography to profile homes across the country that use reclaimed architectural materials in their design. Interesting, informative, and entertaining writing tells the story of the reclaimed material as well as the people whose lives it was once a part of. New Old House illustrates Knapp's passion for taking building materials from structures that would otherwise go abandoned, left to degrade and waste away, and for creating a new legacy for the structures' valuable old bones. Americans are more aware than ever of the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle. New Old House is all about how to incorporate those ideas into one of life's biggest investments--building or remodeling a home. It showcases the design possibilities associated with using recycled and reclaimed materials in new home construction, incorporating these materials into modern homes by using traditional applications and techniques. An amazing array of modern design examples and ideas are represented in styles ranging from rustic to elegant. 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 focuses on architectural reclamation.
Release date NZ
November 25th, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
160 colour photographs
Gibbs M. Smith Inc
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