Giving Old Wood A New Purpose.
- We only have so much new wood available-the more it’s used, the less there is.
- Preserve the world’s trees and forests.
- You’re rescuing wood otherwise destined to be burned or buried in a landfill. Did you know, to produce the amount of wood used in 1(one) timber frame barn requires the equivalent CO2 used in driving a mid-size car NON-STOP for 95 years?? Burning a barn circa 1890 or before emits CO2 equivalent to driving a mid-size car non-stop for 40 years.
- Old wood is more stable than new wood, with fewer swelling and warping problems
- Old growth timber is much more dense, clearer and has a richer color than new growth wood.
- The grain is closely spaced and the natural resins of the tree and the cell structure of the wood are still in-tact which result in a harder product.
- ALL reclaimed wood has a history.
- The patina of aged wood cannot be matched with new wood!
- The nail holes and natural worn look of the wood has a rustic charm and timeless nature.
- It can be cut and milled to the same clean appearance of new wood, it doesn't need to look rustic.
|Wasted Wood Facts:
- An old warehouse with one million board feet of reusable lumber can save the need to harvest 1,000 acres of forest
- Only 8-9 Million Acres are left in the USA of old growth trees.
- Most of the remaining old growth trees are found on federal land.
- Nearly 1 Million Acres of hardwood are harvested each year to make shipping pallets.
|Please Also Consider These Things Before Buying Reclaimed:
- Go to Quality Retailers who can provide information about their products and history.
- Visit the shops specializing in reclaimed wood and look at samples before you make your decision.
- Know that reclaimed wood will not have the same uniformity.
- Look for boards that fit your style, many boards will have nail holes, rust spots and other distressed markings.
- Look for wood that has been properly treated and milled.
- What width? Wide, narrow or mixed?
- What type of wood? Doug Fir, Ash, Oak, Redwood, Pine and many, many more.
- Look for a source close to you saves energy and shipping.
- Use Biodegradable sealants and stains to lessen VOC.
- Use a quality installer.