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Period Perfect Panels

ADD AUTHENTIC MID MOD ACCENTS TO YOUR INTERIOR WITH RECREATED WELDTEX AND EICHLER SIDING.
Photography courtesy of VINTAGE PLYWOOD MILLWORKS AND EICHLER SIDING

TO CREATE A UNIQUE LOOK, PLACE CEILING TILES AT 90-DEGREE ANGLES. LIGHT REFLECTS OFF OPPOSING GROOVES TO MIMIC THE LOOK OF DIFFERENT SHADES.

LARGER WELDTEX PANELS ARE USED UNDER THE ISLAND TO ADD TEXTURE IN THE KITCHEN.

PHOTO COURTESY OF STARLIGHT VILLAGE

Have you ever noticed a “combed” or “striated” accent wood panel in a midcentury home and wondered what exactly creates the texture? It may look like wallpaper at first glance, but “Weldtex” is actually a decorative form of plywood, developed by Donald Deskey in 1940. Produced throughout the midcentury, it was especially popular in the 1950s. Jeff Nichols, owner of Vintage Plywood Millworks and Eichler Siding, began recreating this unique plywood about 5 years ago in his Novato, California, workshop.

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