For people who want to reuse and repurpose materials, using reclaimed wood is a big part of sustainable design. Still, there’s a lot more that reclaimed wood can do for your home.
Using reclaimed wood is fun and can give a room personality, interest, warmth, and texture. Weathered boards and old beams can give new homes or modern spaces a sense of history. Ceiling planks can give a kitchen or home a charming, warm, and European look.
What to Do With Reclaimed Wood
Reclaimed wood can be used in a lot of different ways, the only limit being your imagination. Here are some ways to use reclaimed wood and some examples of how we’ve done it.
- Wood headboards can set the mood for the bedroom.
- Beams can be used as fireplace mantels.
- Counter-tops in the kitchen or bathroom
- Parts of islands
- Hardwood floors
- Tables Ceiling Beams
Where to Look for It
One place that comes to mind right away for wood is old barns. These boards can also come from houses, hotels, or factories that have been torn down. If you own an older home, there may be beautiful wood behind the drywall or on the floor of the attic.
When a roof is taken off to add a second story, boards can also be used. When an attic is raised up to make a second floor, a gold mine—well, a “wood” mine—can be found.
We also have a great place to get reclaimed wood for our Millwork Shop. If you want to use this material, give us a call and we can help.