Reclaimed Wood – You’ll Love it and Here’s Why
Reclaimed wood. You’re probably hearing a lot about it these days, but if you’re new to the term, reclaimed wood is repurposed wood that has been salvaged to be used again.
It can be taken from an old barn, fence, or old furniture. And reclaimed wood can be used to add character to walls (like in the picture below), flooring or to build cabinets.
Source: The Interior Collective
We use reclaimed wood in our furniture and a few of our accessories, and not just because it’s trendy. There are so many reasons why you’ll love making reclaimed wood a part of your home.
Great Blue Heron’s Reclaimed Wood Box Floral Arrangement with Antlers and Cotton Pods
You just can’t recreate the rustic character of reclaimed wood with newly milled wood. Our reclaimed furniture and decor vary slightly from piece to piece due to the sizes of the available wood, doors, and the beams we use to manufacture so every piece is unique.
On this reclaimed wood sofa table, you can see variations in color where time has weathered the wood and caused a unique pattern of pigmentation that would definitely create a conversation piece in your home.
Old Wood is Stronger
Things weren’t as easy for trees back in the day. They had to fight a little harder for their nutrients and sun, and it took them longer to grow. The adversity older trees faced made them stronger and more durable than the wood these days, which is actually getting weaker.
The rings you see in older trees are more compact, benefitting the wood by making it more dense, able to carry more weight, and giving it a longer life span. The longleaf pine in this picture from Baltimore Brick by Brick has an incredibly tight grain and is kind of a gold standard when building with reclaimed wood.
Source: Baltimore Brick by Brick
You can see the strength in our reclaimed wood coffee table. Look how closely the wood grain lines are to each other. There’s no denying the quality of that wood.
When you buy reclaimed wood, you’re investing in a product that is better for the environment. As we just mentioned, old wood growth is stronger, which means it will last longer. But the simple act of reusing older wood is better for the environment because you’re reducing the amount of energy needed to produce new wood furniture.
Going with a reclaimed wood furniture piece also helps decrease the need to use new lumber, which can helps save trees from being cut down, and keeps old wood out of landfills and burn piles.
These are just a few of the reasons you might consider looking into reclaimed wood. We like it, our customers, and we think you will too.
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