USING shiplap added many hours to the construc-tion
process. It is very labor intensive; every piece
has to be individually sanded and nailed.
“Part of my role was to make the exposed
beam ceilings correspond to the shiplap,” says Bill Kennedy of
Kennedy’s Custom Woodworking.
Kennedy also conceptualized the concealed, cabinet-style
doors for the elevator and completed all the interior trim work.
Steve Nowell of Primeval Wood supplied the raw materials
for the V-edge tongue-and-groove wood ceilings as well as for
all the nickel gap shiplap, which is engineered poplar.
“It was very rewarding to get to work with Bill Kennedy and
David James on this, and I was very grateful for the opportu-nity,”
says Nowell, whose business mainly comprises providing
ipe wood decking and shiplap paneling. “There’s nobody I
would rather have install my products than Bill. He stands
behind the quality of his work and is always quick to address
any issues that may arise.”
The majority of the flooring is hand-rubbed oak, another
factor that significantly increased the time required for
construction, which lasted around a year and a half.
The intricate ceramic tile flooring in the bathrooms is intended
to bring a special, historic property to mind, as are the high
ceilings that are present throughout and the acrylic doorknobs.
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