tin-patched wood floor: kintsugi in action

Mindy Marin's renovated barn

photo: heidi swanson

Not long after we posted about kintsugi, the artful repair of damaged things, we came across these photos of a worn wide-plank Douglas Fir floor patched with tin in Mindy Marin’s renovated barn Bluewater Ranch. A perfect example of modern-day kintsugi: the undisguised tin becomes part of the design on floors whose age and wear makes them both interesting and beautiful.

Mindy Marin's renovated barn Bluewater Ranch

photo: heidi swanson

via Remodelista; Photography by Heidi Swanson.

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One Response to tin-patched wood floor: kintsugi in action

  1. Lisa 10.26.2012 at 1:11pm #

    Wow! I had no idea that this was in vogue. I’ve installed several tin patches on my old wooden floors. During the Depression era, my parents told me that this was a common temporary fix.

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