One of the projects that wrapped up 2012 was this fabulous wall of reclaimed wood that was installed in a downtown Tacoma condominium. Measuring approximately 14 feet square, much of the wood we used came from a historic Tacoma building that had undergone a significant remodel several years ago. Fortunately the owners of The Passages Building (c. 1889) had the vision to save the old growth Douglas fir beams and framing. We supplemented this amazing old wood with reclaimed wood purchased from Rhine Salvage, a local demolition company. To tie the wall together with the color palette of the condo, we white-washed and distressed most of the boards before applying a light seal coat of finish. Some of the boards were left as they were…with stains, nail holes and burn marks…history best left alone.