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Where To Find Reclaimed Wood And How To Use It Around Your Home

by Joyce Rivera

It is no wonder reclaimed wood is in high demand and is one of the most sought-after building materials for new home builds and remodeling projects. With its rustic and old-fashioned appeal, it can transform any home into a warm and inviting sanctuary. Whether retrieved from an old barn, ancient church, or a demolished brewery, reclaimed wood is a trend in interior design that is not going to go away any time soon.

Finding Reclaimed Wood

With its growing popularity, reclaimed wood is easier than ever to find and is now being sold locally and online at many home improvement stores. It is also available online through various companies. You also have the option of inquiring about obtaining wood from any old building that is being torn down, but you will need to get permission and may be expected to do some of the teardown and hauling of the wood yourself.

Knowing the History of Reclaimed Wood

While not necessary, knowing the history of where reclaimed wood comes from can add to its charm. If you are fortunate enough to obtain reclaimed wood from a local barn, church, or other building, you will be able to research the history of the building easier. However, reclaimed wood you purchase online or at home improvement stores may also have information regarding where the wood was sourced from, so it never hurts to ask.

Ways to Use Reclaimed Wood

Adding large wood beams to a ceiling is one of the most popular ways to use reclaimed wood and it gives any place an instant rustic look. You can use old barn doors to create an accent wall or to create a barrier between rooms in an open living space. Reclaimed wood can be used to make cabinets, accent tables, bookcases, bars, bed headboards and footboards, and fireplace mantels.

Always keep any scraps of reclaimed wood you have left over from your projects. Smaller scraps can be turned into shelves, picture frames, coasters, bookends, or crates. You will be surprised how many small projects you can find to use up leftover scraps of reclaimed wood.

With all the ways you can use reclaimed wood, you are sure to find several to incorporate into your home's interior design. Whether you are building a new home or simply want to renovate the one you have, using reclaimed wood is perfect for creating an old-fashioned look that is both appealing and welcoming. For more information about reclaimed wood, reach out to a local supplier.


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Construct This: A Contractor's Blog

When you want something built, who do you turn to? Okay, maybe you answered that question with a particular person's name, and that's an acceptable answer. But the answer we were really looking for was "construction contractors." This profession is full of people who can build this and that, and who can customize the things they build to meet your unique needs. Working with a construction team is like working with a bunch of people who just want to make you happy. We love that aspect of the industry, and it's something we plan on focusing on more as we write this blog.