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Engineered Oak Floorboards Transformed Into Feature Surfaces

moku satu white smoked engineered european oak  used on feature surfaces

If you think European oak floorboards are only for floors, you’ve got to see what some of the best architects are creating nowadays.

Architecture and design blog Contemporist recently pointed out an architectural detail in a Sydney house, the interiors of which was done by Luigi Rosselli Architects. The article showed photos of a sliding pocket door that separates the entryway and the main living area:

floorboards used for door

(Source: Contemporist)

Two interesting design details stood out:

  • There is a curving wood shelf that runs along the wall and intersects the door.
  • The door was designed with a cutout that wraps around the shelf on the wall.

The shelf and the door work wonderfully together, BUT…

There’s more: Because Contemporist fittingly chose to focus on those features, allow us to point out three other facts shown in the photos:

  1. The pocket door is made of floorboards,

  2. The shelf itself is made of floorboards, and

  3. The stairs are made of floorboards.

floorboards used for door, shelf, stairs

(Source: Contemporist)

The style of floorboards used in this new house is popular due to its natural grain and colour, with a distressed white wash for character.   We have recently sold this style from our Moku range to many architects and interior designers — see to view these floorboards on sale!

Because more designers and renovators are flexing their creative muscles using engineered oak floorboards, expect to see more doors, shelves, walls, stairs, and even ceilings transformed into cost-effective feature surfaces with these floorboards.

If you just got inspired to do your own, note that Moku stocks a variety of floorboards to suit your interiors, and matching stair nosing when you choose to extend work to your stairs.

Do you have other innovative ideas or examples of how floorboards can be transformed into such wonderful feature surfaces? Tell us about it in the comments section below or via email!

(You can read here the Contemporist article in full. Images used here are also from that page, with photo credits to Justin Alexander.)