Natural dimensional timber is always a naturally great choice, whether it’s your first choice as a structural system or interior finishing or both. When the proper timber is used and natural preservatives are used, it can literally last for centuries. Remember, you finish wood just like grandma did with wax and natural oils. Covering natural wood with modern paints will trap moisture behind the paint and rot the wood. There are natural alternatives like milk paints and coverings that can be applied instead of VOC laden options. After all, why would you want to put VOV’s inside your natural house. The goal ought to be no VOC’s!
Here are some examples from creative builders to inspire your wood design goals…inside and out!