Advantages of Reclaimed Wood

31
July

Contractors and home owners around the world should consider using reclaimed wood for their next project. This is a chance to take wood that has been saved from decay, old properties, or destruction and use it for flooring, furniture making, and other projects. The old phrase about one man’s trash being another person’s treasure is especially true when it comes to reclaimed wood.

Unique Materials
There’s nothing like the history, look, and unique characteristics of reclaimed wood. After all, there are sure to be nail holes, knots, and colors and grains that can’t be found in freshly cut materials. This adds a certain charm to homes, properties, and projects of all types. Forget homes looking the same. Using recycled materials ensures that one’s staircase or floor will look like no other. This is because the timber has shifted over time.

Durable Materials to Work with
Another reason to use reclaimed wood is that the materials are generally durable. After all, the wood has already lasted and proved its mettle. The tight grain of old wood is stronger than younger options. This means that a home owner or contractor can be sure they are working with high quality materials.

Help the Environment
One of the main reasons people choose to use reclaimed wood for remodeling projects is that it makes use of wood that would otherwise be thrown out or not used. Additionally, because the wood is local, this means that less fuel and power was needed to move the wood from one location to the next. Using such materials protects forests and also helps limit the amount of trash place din landfills.

Variety of Options
There are many types of wood that fall under the reclaimed wood category. This means that people can play around with different grains, colors, textures, and looks. Who doesn’t want to experiment with the flooring of their home or really use some great pieces for beams and staircases? Having so many options on hand makes it easy for people to experiment with both small and large projects.

Save Money
People shouldn’t worry about running out of reclaimed wood. Recycling such materials is a cost efficient way to obtain materials for a home improvement or remodeling project. Such materials cost far less than other types of materials. By investing in recycled options, one can obtain timbers for far less than the going rate.

Taking wood and reusing it is a great decision. This helps people really make a home improvement project something special and cost effective. And of course, recycling wood is something that protects the world’s forests and habitats from harm. Property owners can rest assured that they are making an environmentally friendly decision that will reap some serious rewards. This is a chance to build a memorable home that people will surely remember.

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jasonjason – who has written posts on Home Tips Plus.
I'm a father of three, married and a home owner since 2006. I've worked in fixing up homes and rental properties.

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