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.
- Reclaimed Wood in the Kitchen (Cultivate.com)
- Reclaimed Wood Project Ideas (Houzz.com)
- Using Reclaim Wood Staircase Spindles (ThisOldHouse.com)
- 11 Ways to Use Reclaimed Wood in Your Home (BobVila.com)
- Reclaimed Wood Posts on Pinterest (Pinterest.com)
- Workshop Talk from our Friends at Reclaimed Things (ReclaimedThings.com)
Linda @ Urban Cottage