The house is oriented so that the dining room faces south: The morning light comes into the sitting area and then passes into the dining area. The walls and the ceiling are spruce, and the floor is pine; both woods have been treated with a Wood Wax Finish in white from German company Osmo. "I was worried about the durability of the finish, because I have two dogs. But the wax finish makes it easy to repair scratches," says Hara.
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