If you’re considering using up-cycled or reclaimed wood for furniture, it’s a great choice! This decision not only gives your home or business the look of aged beauty, but also helps out the environment. When deciding which materials to use for re-doing your garage or home, many people are overwhelmed with many choices. Reclaimed wood is very popular and the benefits go above and beyond the beauty and character it displays.
Recycling wood from salvaged barns and older wood structures, helps slow down growth of landfills. By re-using the wood your helping stop the ever growing landfills from increasing at a faster rate. Modern made products, are frequently made using petroleum based plastic products, which has a negative impact on the environment. By using reclaimed wood, your helping lower production of manufacturing, that is unfriendly to our environment. When converting recycled, wood the manufacturing process is less harsh to our earth. Also keep in mind, using antique wood saves trees in the forest which in turn, saves all our little friends who live there.
Long Term Benefits:
The greatest benefit of using reclaimed wood is the added beauty you just can’t get from newer wood. Many wood companies will try and make newer wood look aged or vintage but it’s never the same. Creating the vintage look for new lumber is just not the same. Furniture should tell a story and using vintage furniture allows the story to be more interesting.