Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reclaimed Wood Keeps Trending

Reclaimed wood can be used in a number of areas of the home including flooring counter tops and décor pieces. Urban Cottage carries a line of products from a local company called Reclaimed Things. Reclaimed wood isn't as convenient to buy as wood from the home supply store, but nothing can matches reclaimed wood's uniqueness and character. A lot of reclaimed lumber comes from old, rundown barns that are no longer in use. However, reclaimed wood can be anything made from a wood products. It might be something in your home like an old banister.

According to Chad Beatty, vice president of Elmwood Reclaimed Timber, there are some good arguments for using Reclaimed Wood products for projects.
1) It's environmentally friendly. Reclaimed wood isn't grown on farms. Yes, it represents a tree that's been cut down, but at least it's getting another life in your home.
2) It has an age and character that cannot be mimicked. Aging also brings out the color in the wood.
3) Most old-growth wood is no longer available because many species cannot be harvested due to regulations.
4) Reclaimed wood has its own history. The counter top in your kitchen might have had a previous life as a barn in Sunbury, PA.

There are so many ways to use Reclaimed products and sources, and I listed a few of them for you to check out.
In home décor, there is always a lot of discussion about color and pattern. However, over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about Reclaimed Wood. With many new products coming on the market, I thought it might be nice to take a quick look at the topic.
  • Workshop Talk from our Friends at Reclaimed Things (


Linda @ Urban Cottage

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