This past fall, Smith and Vallee, a creative team of craftsmen, moved into their new, yet very old, workshop. They reused telephone poles for tongue and groove floors for their entire shop, which will help them use less heating and lighting. Wooden floors are easier on the back and much more attractive to look at as well.
They heavily insulated the walls to R24, the ceilings to R40, and even went as far as installing dense foam insulation on the floor, covered by telephone poles that they milled to help warm up the work area.
Location: Edison, WA[slideshow]