Reclaimed wood is one of the most popular materials to use if you want to give your home some unique style. Reclaimed wood can be used in many different ways around your home to add warmth and personality like cabinets, doors, stairs, accent pieces, furniture, wood wall paneling or cladding, and flooring. There are many reasons why homeowners are choosing reclaimed wood over new wood. Here are a few:
It’s Better For The Environment
Recycling old wood from barns, homes, ships, warehouses and factories means fewer trees that need to be cut down to meet the demand for wood.
By using reclaimed wood products you are helping the environment and giving your home a special and unique style boost.
Vintage wood can last for a hundred years or more with the right care so when you use reclaimed wood you are getting great quality wood and helping the environment.
The Quality Of Old Growth Wood Can’t Be Beat
Many old homes and buildings were built from slow growth or old growth wood.
The longer the tree has to grow before being cut down and turned into wood the denser the wood is. The sturdiness and beauty of reclaimed wood is due to the fact that it’s old growth wood.
These days old growth forests are protected and are not used to make lumber so when you buy wood today it’s just not the same quality as reclaimed wood and that shows in the beauty of reclaimed wood.
Using reclaimed wood also means that you can use woods that are rare and exotic and unavailable for use today.
It Has Character That Can’t Be Duplicated
No matter how high quality the wood being produced today is, it will never have the character that reclaimed wood has.
Decades and sometimes even a century of use has given reclaimed wood unique wear patterns, grain lines, saw lines, and a beautiful patina that will turn your floors, furniture, or other elements into true works of art.
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