As fans of plywood for its economical, elemental, very modern possibilities for stylish interiors, we are smitten with bright blue-stained plywood used in Vancouver’s Kin Kao Restaurant. Local Scott & Scott Architects choose plywood to use in tandem with readily available materials, including painted concrete, soaped beech, and galvanized metal. Their clever technique of using construction-grade Douglas fir plywood washed with a thinned application of the blue floor paint is one that would work wonderfully at home.
The wash of blue allows the grain of the plywood to show through.
3/4-inch plywood lends itself to clean, modern design.
…Whether you go for the blue-wash or not, Scott & Scott Architects essential plywood design makes a great starting point for an island or table.