Robinson said lighting sources could be placed against the timber slabs
so the light source would not be visible from outside the building.<br />"A lot of times we conceal the lighting right up against the slab," Robinson said "The important thing is to try to not see the source.
Recycled timber will generally be cheaper than new but this will depend on the species, the size of the timber slabs
or boards, and how it is finished.
Another possibility that has been studied is the use of Portuguese maritime pine in stress-laminated timber slabs
. The use of this technique in the construction and rehabilitation of bridges has been used since the mid-1970s, when it was introduced in Canada.