For individuals who desire to re-purpose and reuse resources, using reclaimed wood is an important aspect of sustainable design. However, there is so much more that reclaimed wood can bring to your home.
Using recycled wood is interesting because it can add character, intrigue, warmth, and texture to a room. Weathered boards and aged beams can provide a feeling of history to new homes or contemporary areas. Ceiling planks can help give charm, warmth, and a European vibe to a kitchen or home.
What should I do with it?
Reclaimed wood can be used in a variety of ways, the only restriction being your imagination. Here are a few ideas for using recycled wood, as well as examples of how we’ve used it.
- Wood headboards can establish the tone of the bedroom.
- Beams can be utilized as a mantelpiece.
- Counters in the kitchen or bathroom
- Island sides
- Hardwood floors
- Tables with Ceiling Beams
Where can I get some?
One obvious source of timber is old barns. These boards can also come from demolished homes, hotels, or factories. If you own an older home, you may already have some lovely wood behind the drywall or on the attic level.
Another source is boards discovered while removing a roof to create a second floor. A gold mine can be discovered when knocking up an attic to build a second story – or, more accurately, a “wood” mine.
We also have a great supply of recycled wood in our Millwork Shop, so if you’re interested in using this material, please contact us.