It all started with the Blue Stain Pine craze. The blue stain pine was so popular we started looking to see if we could create that effect with a stain process. To this end we turned to Barry Schaffer of AMS Coatings technology, finish tinkerer extraordinaire.
He came up with great looking “Blue Stain” alternatives but he did not stop there. You see Barry got excited by the process and sort of went a little nuts. 35+ colors later and we have some very cool stuff coming out of those labs (and smoke coming out of Barry’s Ears).
Mad Tinkerer Barry won’t disclose his secret family recipe on the colors he creates, however, he sprays on an oil modified, water-based urethane to protect the pine paneling.
The environmentally friendly, natural curing process is closely monitored until maximum protection is achieved. The urethane is made to protect flooring, overkill for a wood paneling product, perfect for a love affair. We wouldn’t have it any other way!
The colors are amazing and honestly pictures do not do them justice. Barry the mad tinkerer would not stop. He has like 50 shades of brown and 50 shades of Grey (uh oh).
Originally we asked Barry to narrow down to just 20 colors for us to build around. He built 20 paneling mockups and we staged our photo shoot. The first thing we noticed is that the camera can’t keep up with all the subtlety. Every time we took a picture it looked different. Every move, every change in light and every angle you look at it from changes the color.
The natural characteristic and hues of the individual board influence the red, blue and brown highlights. The type of light and the amount of light had dramatic impact. I think that is when we decided to think of these colors as subtle and beautiful as drifting smoke.
We ended up taking pictures in the morning, in the afternoon, natural light, florescent light, with flash and without flash and no one medium seemed to capture the true nuance of these colors so we decided on natural early afternoon light to print for the website.
Honestly after days trying to capture the individual wicked "look" you simply have to see it for yourself. The plan is to confirm every order by sample. At request we can color match that special element that Your space revolves around.
Come - let us show you our favorites and what a few customers have chosen to create...
Ashery Lane Farms
Ashery Lane Farms chose to finish their pine wood paneling with Greystone #19. Their vision was "where elegance meets country". AMS helped their clients complete their vision with tongue and groove pine paneling installed flush face to achieve that smooth SHIPLAP style wall.
The finished pine paneling was then accented with rustic, rough beams to create the elegant yet rustic charm they were desiring.
The result is amazing!
This client wanted to modernize the outdated split level house they were flipping. They chose 1x6 Pine Paneling stained "WhiteWash" then installed it flush face for that "shiplap" rustic look.
The pine wood paneling was used to accent the stairwell wall, highlight the fireplace and as a ceiling in a bedroom.
All of the rustic accents sold the house before it even hit the market! The buyer's response was "we have been searching for months to find the right home, and we finally found exactly what we wanted!".
AND ... Just in case you were curious about how the house looked BEFORE the renovation ...
Amazing Grace Boutique
Amazing Grace Boutique's owner was looking for a way to update an existing space that she bought to fulfill her dream of owning a clothing boutique.
The space already had a lot of rustic wood features that they painted charcoal grey, so we complimented those by adding Greystone tongue and groove pine paneling installed FLUSH Face SHIPLAP Style.
To complete the look, we finished her dressing room barn doors in the same Greystone color.
Buffalo Lumber Home Office
Mom plays movies from the 40’s to sleep to. She likes to watch Murdock and Matlock and all those shows, over and over again. My grandmother (mom’s mom) was the same way. I never really thought about it before, but I think its because they are the “known”. They are trusted, and they never let you down.
I loved the show Gun Smoke. I used to play that one when I was feeling down watching all the black and white episodes. I didn’t like the color versions. I can’t explain the combinations of emotion or why they come together but the black and white brings it all home. It hit me just now as I was researching the show. It wasn’t the wood; it was the black and white western saloon.
If you look closely at the color of my wood, it resembles the light and dark greys of an old black and white movie. We chose to install flush face shiplap board to board look and vertically.
I also asked them to fish through the cull pile to find the boards with the most gouges and loose knots. It feels real and comforting and now it’s a part of my life.
That is why I love my “Gun Smoke” wall.