Using reclaimed wood is a large part of sustainable design for those wanting to re-purpose and reuse materials. That said, there is so much more reclaimed wood can bring to your home.
Using reclaimed wood is exciting and can bring character, interest, warmth, and texture to a room. Weathered boards and old beams can add a sense of history to new homes or contemporary spaces. Ceiling planks can help add charm, warmth and a European feel to a kitchen or home.
Where to put it.
Reclaimed wood can be used a myriad of ways limited only by the imagination. Here’s a few ways you can used reclaimed wood and examples of how we’ve used them.
- Wood headboards can set a tone for the bedroom
- Beams can be used as a mantel piece
- Kitchen or bathroom counter-tops
- Island sides
- Hardwood floors
- Ceiling Beams
Where to find it.
Old barns are one source of wood that immediately comes to mind. These boards can also come from torn-down homes, hotels or even factories. If you own an older home, you may already have some beautiful wood behind the drywall or on the attic floor.
Another source is from boards found when removing a roof to add a second story. When bumping up an attic to make a second floor a gold mine can be found – well a “wood” mine actually.
We also have a wonderful source for reclaimed wood our Millwork Shop uses so if you’re interested in using this material, call us, we can help.