Knotty and Nice

Seven wood surfaces to "spruce up" any room

Pictured: ALPI'S Kengo Kuma collection featuring Maritime pine (Courtesy ALPI)

From carbon-zero hardwood to pine designed by Kengo Kuma, these interior surfaces bring you the best in new wood surfacing.

Burn Rustic Solid Pine - Vertical Collection Havwoods International

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Burn Rustic Solid Pine – Vertical Collection
Havwoods International

Designed as interior cladding for walls and ceilings, Havwoods’ Vertical Collection of reclaimed solid pine planks and panels were milled to produce a seamless, interlocking system. Now available in an almost-obsidian hue, the new stain adds an air of darkness in both diagonal and straight configurations.

Futura Sound Fractal Wall Panels Plyboo

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Futura Sound Fractal Wall Panels
Plyboo

Futura Sound by Smith & Fong is a modular system of acoustic bamboo panels featuring geometric motifs that, when combined, diffuse sound. Plyboo offers the collection in a handful of charming monotone hues, from soft maple to warm birch to gray ash.

Coco Palm Plywood and Veneer Durapalm

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Coco Palm Plywood and Veneer
Durapalm

Characterized by deep, rich mahogany tones and gritty, natural graining, these planks made from coconut palm trees are perfect for both commercial and residential applications. From somber gray to aggressive beige, Durapalm offers a variety of colors in plywood and veneer.

Jungle Mix Solid Hardwood Whole Forest

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Jungle Mix Solid Hardwood
Whole Forest

These hardwood planks are actually carbon negative, meaning that the wood Whole Forest sources from Ecuador is from 30 to 50 tropical tree species in a forest that’s kept sustainably intact. Put simply, large amounts of carbon are prevented from being released into the atmosphere through long-term conservation efforts. Available in a range of eclectic finishes, Jungle Mix flooring can be mixed and matched to create completely nontoxic flooring and walling.

Aromatic Cedar Columbia Forest Products

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Handcrafted Collection
Nydree Flooring

Nydree combined marine-grade birch core with an acrylic finish to create real hardwood flooring that is ideal for high traffic areas. Perfect for those buildings that want or already have LEED standard certification, the benzophenone-free lamination actually strengthens the flooring by making it more dent-resistant than standard wood. The Handcrafted Collection is made by hand in both white oak and walnut.

Maritime Pine by Kengo Kuma ALPI

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Maritime Pine by Kengo Kuma
ALPI

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma teamed up with Italian wood veneer manufacturer ALPI on a collection that emulates the ruggedness of pine native to the Mediterranean. Accentuated with deep cracks and “natural” irregularities in the veining, the bark design looks like it has a life force of its own.

Aromatic Cedar Columbia Forest Products

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Aromatic Cedar
Columbia Forest Products

Bye-bye pests and mildew! Cedar protects kitchens, pantries, basements, and indoor spaces alike from odors with its inherent natural properties (especially its scent). Columbia Forest Products ¼-inch-by-4-feet-by-8-feet aromatic cedar plywood panels are offered in both mirrored and symmetrical styles.

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