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.

Photograph by Stephen Wilde
Stephen Wilde

The wash of blue allows the grain of the plywood to show through.

Photograph by Stephen Wilde
Stephen Wilde

3/4-inch plywood lends itself to clean, modern design.

Photograph by Stephen Wilde
Stephen Wilde

…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.

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Stephen Wilde

Via Remodelista

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