For centuries, farmers, builders and craftsmen rely on wood as the primary source of materials for the construction of buildings and structures, furniture-making and other woodworking projects because of its density and strength. Years ago, wood was plentiful and inexpensive. Today, the growth of the population stimulates the demand for more wood products. This heated demand continues to accelerate the need for new wood and contributes the over-harvesting of forest land. By using reclaimed wood, material salvaged from older building and structures, including homes, factories, and warehouses, you choose a green material solution that adds warmth, value and a bit of history to your home.

Reclaimed wood wine rack

Why do people use reclaimed wood?

Recycling vintage wood is very popular with architects, designers, homeowners, and contractors in Columbus Ohio. The beautiful rustic looks, durability and strength of the material make the variety of reclaimed wood projects seem limitless. Made from the tallest largest trees in the forest, you would have a hard time finding this quality of wood in today’s lumber market. Reclaimed wood has an amazing variety of textures, patterns and grades of materials. From an environmental standpoint, repurposed wood lessens the waste sent to overflowing landfills and preserves our national resources.

Reclaimed Wood Applications

If you are thinking about an addition or home remodel, look for ways to incorporate the use of reclaimed wood in your project for beams, trusses, flooring, staircases or other components. You can also use vintage wood for all kinds of easy DIY woodworking projects, including:

  1. DIY Wood Cutting Board
  2. Bedside Table
  3. Circle Wood Shelf
  4. Plant Hanger
  5. Wood Wall Art
  6. X-Brace Bench
  7. Wooden Bookends
  8. Easy Birdhouse
  9. Headboard and Bedframe
  10. Fireplace Mantel

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