From Log to Luxe: A DIY Timber Bathroom Vanity

created at: 10/10/2011

So, what do you do with a giant piece of leftover, rough cut fir timber?  Turn it into a modern floating bathroom vanity, of course!  

created at: 10/10/2011

Marci Moe of the blog Timber and Lace did just that.  After some exterior work on her house, she was left with a sizable chunk of timber.  Not wanting it to go to waste, she put her wood working skills to the test and set about creating this gorgeous floating vanity.   Continue Reading

Fire Tower Home

created at: 05/17/2011

There’s something about fire towers that I find romantic. Their isolation, their locales, the hunky rangers that might be housed in them….I dunno. What I DO know is that this fire tower home in western Montana is quite the vacation home. 

created at: 05/17/2011

I’m guessing, utility-wise, it’s rustic living. (Perhaps there’s a bathroom and such down below?) The view, however, just might make up for that. Check it out:

created at: 05/17/2011

Visit Timber Home Living to see more images.

DIY-able Timber Bed

Check out Matteo’s impressive Timber Bed. With a little woodworking experience, this design is totally DIY-able. Constructed out of what looks like 4″ x 4″ (the canopy), 2″ x 6″ (the bed rails), and 1″ x 4″ (the slats). Matteo doesn’t give the price for the bed. Of course, we know what that means: if we have to ask, we can’t afford, which gives us another reason to make one ourselves.

Eco-friendly wood at the bottom of a lake!

My friend Brian tipped me off to Inhabitat, a cool green-design blog where I found this:

Turns out there are thousands of underwater forests in the world just sitting there, doin' nuttin'. According to the Triton Logging Company, maker of the Sawfish (that cute guy pictured above), there are more than 300 submerged million trees worldwide  (many due to flooding by hydro-dams).