Reclaimed Wood - 6 top reasons for reclaimed wood (with pictures) in interiors
Whether you love a good story or are on a mission to save the planet, reclaimed wood offers many motivations for use in contemporary interiors for wood walls, floors, custom doors and table tops.
6 – Aging gracefully with Old Wood
Where good looks and low-maintenance coincide, here lays the reclaimed natural patina wood floor. Scratches and dents from daily traffic only add to its charm and with an oil finish the light maintenance means it may never need to be sanded and re-finished. Reclaimed Pela Teak and Sawmill Oak are candidates for this kind of look.
5 – They don’t make them like this anymore: Antique qualities of Reclaimed Wood
The days of harvesting old growth timber are largely in the past. Old growth is generally more stable, more durable, and possesses unique aesthetic qualities when compared alongside new wood of the same species.
4 - Warm up a cool, modern space with Recycled Wood
We love it when modern spaces and the rustic influences of old wood collide. Reclaimed wood hints at an established longevity and softens otherwise stark and cool environments. Rich texture takes the edge off of modern angles and materials.
3 - Reclaimed Wood is a Sustainable alternative to new wood
Reclaimed, repurposed, recycled, up-cycled, salvaged, reincarnated… all words to describe the sustainable re-use of materials and eco-conscious approach of minimizing new consumption. The reclaimed White Oak top below has subtle traces of a prior life and is refined, overall. If sustainability is your motivator, ask for FSC certified reclaimed wood.
2 - The unique look of Reclaimed Wood
In a time and place where you can have almost any look you want in the printed/extruded/molded world of plastic, real, old wood is filled with substance and integrity, endless rich variety, and perfect imperfections. Some things can’t be faked. Charisma is one, and the soft silver-gray weathered face of reclaimed tropical hardwood is another.
1 - Reclaimed Wood has a special story
Every plank of reclaimed wood has lived a past life complete with a unique journey and a history. All reclaimed wood contains hints at the past through aged patina, stains, and holes. At times, the exact location and use of a particular collection can be traced and has documentation for the connection to the past, giving you a story to share as the wood becomes part of your story, as well.
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