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10 Easy Pieces: Wood Ceiling Fans

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10 Easy Pieces: Wood Ceiling Fans

August 1, 2018

For those without air conditioning (or even for those with), a ceiling fan above the bed is essential in the summer. Selecting a ceiling fan is as much of a design decision as it is a utilitarian one. There’s no hiding a ceiling fan that hangs smack in the middle of a room. While we like the more industrial ones in metal, there’s something especially versatile about wood models that span styles from 19th-century colonial to midcentury California and tropical. Here’s a look at our favorites.

N.B.: Featured photo of a bedroom with a vintage acrylic and wood ceiling fan at Maison Couturier in Veracruz.

the propeller like artemis ceiling fan comes in \10 finishes (maple is shown)  9
Above: The propeller-like Artemis Ceiling Fan comes in 10 finishes (maple is shown) and comes with a cap (shown) and dimmable halogen light; it starts at $549.95 from Lumens.
from fanimation, the leading manufacturer of wood ceiling fans, the islander 5  10
Above: From Fanimation, the leading manufacturer of wood ceiling fans, the Islander 5 Blade Ceiling Fan comes in a range of finishes with palm leaf fan blades; $399.98 on Amazon.
the spitfire 60 inch led ceiling fan from fanimation is inspired by a vintage a 11
Above: The Spitfire 60-Inch LED Ceiling Fan from Fanimation is inspired by a vintage airplane propeller and comes with a wood cap (shown) and LED light kit. Prices start at $559 for the 4.5 inch down rod height at Schoolhouse.
the haiku fan comes in several colors and lengths. the haiku bamboo 60, standar 12
Above: The Haiku Fan comes in several colors and lengths. The Haiku Bamboo 60, Standard Mount in Caramel (shown) is $1,095 from Haiku.

a miami beach bedroom designed by magdalena keck (a member of our architect/de 13
Above: A Miami Beach bedroom designed by Magdalena Keck (a member of our Architect/Designer Directory) has a Boffi Air Fan with natural wood blades (see the fan in black below). To source in the US, contact Boffi in San Francisco.

the flow modern ceiling fan from barn light can be customized in matte nickel o 14
Above: The Flow Modern Ceiling Fan from Barn Light can be customized in matte nickel or gloss white (shown) with the option of bamboo fan blades; $656 at Barn Light Electric Co.
the heron ceiling fan with low profile shade from rejuvenation is one of the ma 15
Above: The Heron Ceiling Fan with Low Profile Shade from Rejuvenation is one of the many Heron styles of fans with maple blades and four different finishes (shown in polished nickel); $659 at Rejuvenation.
the fanimation brewmaster short neck ceiling fan is a classic belt drive fan up 16
Above: The Fanimation Brewmaster Short Neck Ceiling Fan is a classic belt-drive fan updated with modern neoprene belts over high-maintenance leather. The fan comes in natural palm leaf, oak/walnut, cherry, or rosewood blades for $730.78 from Cartwright Lighting.
 

the torsion modern ceiling fan comes in gloss white, bright nickel, or dark bro 17
Above: The Torsion Modern Ceiling Fan comes in Gloss White, Bright Nickel, or Dark Bronze with white, nickel, black, maple (shown), or mahogany blades. Prices start at $364 from Barn Light Electric Co.
two fanimation brewmaster ceiling fans have a retro tropical look fitted with b 18
Above: Two Fanimation Brewmaster Ceiling Fans have a retro tropical look fitted with bamboo shades. Contact Fanimation for ordering information.
the 5\2 inch minka aire roto distressed koa ceiling fan is \$\189.95 at lamps p 19
Above: The 52-Inch Minka Aire Roto Distressed Koa Ceiling Fan is $189.95 at Lamps Plus.
Looking for metal ceiling fans? See our post 10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Fans for those, and for the tabletop version, see 10 Easy Pieces: Table and Desk Fans.

For more ideas on keeping cool in the summer, see our posts Expert Advice: Hacks for Staying Cool Without AC, Courtesy of a Catskills Summer Bungalow and Remodeling 101: The Ins and Outs of Smart Air Conditioners.

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