For individuals who want to repurpose and reuse resources, using salvaged wood is an important aspect of sustainable design. However, repurposed wood can bring so much more to your home.
Using recycled wood may add character, intrigue, warmth, and texture to a room. Weathered boards and aged beams can provide a sense of history to new or modern homes. Ceiling planks can assist a kitchen or home lend elegance, warmth, and a European atmosphere.
Where should it go?
The only limit to how you can use reclaimed wood is your imagination. Here are some ideas for using recycled wood, as well as examples of how we’ve used it.
- Wood headboards can help to establish the tone of the bedroom.
- Beams can be utilized to make a mantel.
- Countertops in the kitchen or bathroom
- sides of the island
- Floors made of hardwood
- Tables for Ceiling Beams
Where to look for it.
One supply of wood that readily comes to mind is old barns. These boards might also come from demolished houses, hotels, or factories. If you own an older home, there may already be some lovely wood behind the drywall or on the attic level.
Another source is boards discovered while dismantling a roof in order to create a second floor. When knocking up an attic to construct a second floor, a gold mine – okay, a “wood” mine – can be discovered.
We also have a great supply of recycled wood at our Millwork Shop, so if you’re interested in using it, give us a call.