Including Timber as a Feature in your Home

Read on to see how LC Designer Homes uses timber as a feature in our client’s homes.

Feature Wall

In this project we re-purposed the existing cedar weatherboards removed from the exterior of the home, and installed them in the master bedroom walls. They were then stained for additional warmth and cohesive finish. The texture and warmth of the cedar adds a focal point to the room.

Over at Wonderwall Studios they take this to another level with reclaimed and recycled wood salvaged from abandoned houses, derelict sheds, rail railway sleepers, naturally fallen trees, overstock and old floors. Which they craft wood panelling for feature walls.

Feature Ceilings

At this home we were completing a removal of a conservatory and addition of a deck, and the soffit of the eaves and verandah were going to be plain – so we suggested adding a timber feature to the soffit (exterior ceiling).

Garapa Timber battens were fixed with a gap (and the soffit boards painted dark)– adding texture and a point of difference to the deck.


For this project which is currently under construction we are using an American Oak fin wall. The fins separate the dining room and entry – while still being transparent to see through to the pool beyond. The fins are installed from the ground level to the ceiling, along the ceiling and extend in the atrium to form the balustrade on the upper level.

Quality is guaranteed

As you’d expect from the best Auckland and North Shore builders, our work is guaranteed.

Each home comes with the Master Build guarantee, for complete peace of mind. This is New Zealand’s most comprehensive 10-year building guarantee, and is provided via the New Zealand Registered Master Builders Association (RMB).

Service Areas

LC Designer Homes are custom builders and architectural designers covering the North Shore, Hibiscus Coast and parts of Rodney and central Auckland, NZ.

From Orewa, Silverdale, Whangaparaoa, Kaukapakapa, Greenhithe, Albany, Birkenhead and Takapuna, through to Ponsonby, Epsom, Remuera and Mt Eden.

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