The rings are tight in these trees, which makes the wood just that much harder. What is left of these Old-Growth trees that are still standing today are protected across the world and are no longer allowed to be cut down. Then I knew for sure that this wood absolutely must be saved and highlighted in the renovation of this home! Because we had ample amount of this wood and because this home was located in Historic Gold Country, a part of California where the “Old West” is still very much alive, I felt taking this wood and using it in a “Board and Batten application” would suit not only the design of the home well but would also highlight the feel of the area. However, when repurposing this wood using this applica - tion, I had to strategically intertwine a balance of new into this old look I was creating. Not only was this wood truly historic, but the honey col - or gave it an old, outdated feel as well. I had to be careful

64 | think realty magazine :: february 2021

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