Showing posts with label reclaimed wood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reclaimed wood. Show all posts

Monday, June 11, 2012

What's Inspiring Me

What's inspiring me?... keeping it green, especially when it comes to reclaimed wood.  If post on the beauty and eco- benefits before. Reclaimed species can be more durable and the patina of these centuries old logs and boards add depth to the design aesthetic. Due to disease and blight there are species such as Chestnut that are lost and are found by the reclaiming process.

Reclaimed wood can also be stained... and the ligh natural log makes a unique coffee table

What a wonderful rustic mantel

 This NYC coop uses reclaimed wood for the kitchen countertop and bar stools.

Hang a reclaimed door on barn hardware 

images: The Brooklyn Home Company 
            Reclaimed Lumber and Beams 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reclaim It !

I love the patina of aged decor especially reclaimed wood. It has that rustic weathered look and feel that speaks of character and experience.It's already had a full life and instead of being discarded someone has recognized it's beauty, value and richness and reclaimed it. There are species of wood no longer available unless they are reclaimed.  Every plank tells a story of a former life. Much of the salvaged wood comes from old rural barns or factories built during the American industrial revolution.  Once considered garbage this wood is being cleaned up and reused to bring depth and age to new homes and commercial spaces. How green is that?

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Mountain Lumber Company

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