Jun 08 2016

Rotating North Portland tiny house features juniper siding and flooring

By KC Eisenberg

One of the most exciting parts of growing the market for a new building product is watching the innovative ways designers use it in their projects.

Portland firm PATH Architecture recently completed an unusual residential structure in North Portland: a tiny house that spins on a central axis. This special home, built for visiting international students and other guests, rotates 359 degrees in order to follow -- or escape -- the sunlight.

The 144-square foot home's mechanicals are concealed in its crawlspace and are designed to be fully functional no matter the direction the building is facing.

But what gets us really excited is the custom Restoration Juniper siding on the fascia. We partnered with the design team to mill a tongue-and-groove profile onto 2" thick kiln-dried juniper lumber, turning it into multi-dimensional siding in varying widths and thicknesses. The siding was then finished with a charcoal-gray TimberPro stain.

We also love the juniper flooring featured inside the home. Our 5" solid juniper flooring was used throughout the main floor, even in the bathroom, and received a sturdy coat of polyurethane to ensure durability and water-proofing. Be sure to look up, too -- the juniper was also installed across the ceiling for added warmth and texture in the otherwise minimal white interior.

Click here for more information about this cool project.

Click here to watch a video of the rotating home in action.

Photo at top: A close-up of the custom juniper T&G siding detail with its dark gray stain.
Photos below: The house in its North Portland setting; the 5" juniper flooring paired with glossy white furniture and fixtures.