Sneak Peek: A San Diego Home Full of Handmade Touches. "For a solo art show I did several years ago, Sam built me a ton of these reclaimed whitewashed wooden back drops to display my art on. I loved them so much, I didn’t want to just throw them away after the show was over. So we saved them in our garage for over a year before we decided to move them inside. This is my favorite use of the wood in our house: a backdrop for our television in our bedroom."