Modern Rustic

Modern Rustic

to take this course

The look of reclaimed wood is popular across all generations for different reasons. The modern rustic design trend incorporates the warmth and character of wood with the clean, fresh look of a contemporary aesthetic.

This one-hour course will examine the attributes and drawbacks of using reclaimed wood in design projects. Alternative reclaimed wood products will be analyzed, including a review of the natural aging process without the harmful effects of VOCs and other air contaminants. Alternative reclaimed wood products offer the beauty, colors and textures of reclaimed wood that can be incorporated into any design.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify the types of "rustic" wood available for design projects
  2. Explain the advantages and disadvantages associated with the use of reclaimed wood
  3. Recognize how alternative reclaimed wood products promote a healthy indoor living environment free of VOCs and air contaminants
  4. Describe the attributes of alternative reclaimed wood products and how to specify these products to meet various design schemes and user group needs
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
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Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
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Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion