Trending: Reclaimed Wood Adds Instant Character

  • By Jeremy Thompson
  • 15 Apr, 2016
It came as no surprise when recently we saw yet another article touting the popularity of reclaimed wood. This particular article, published by Marketplace/American Public Media, mentions its popularity while highlighting a Brooklyn-based design+build practice/sustainable lumber resource that is securing their supply of reclaimed wood from New York City water tanks when they are repaired. […] The post Trending: Reclaimed Wood Adds Instant Character appeared first on J. Thompson Builders.
Our collection of reclaimed wood boards are organized into groupings in our shop

Our collection of reclaimed wood boards are organized into groupings in our shop

It came as no surprise when recently we saw yet another article touting the popularity of reclaimed wood. This particular article , published by Marketplace/American Public Media, mentions its popularity while highlighting a Brooklyn-based design+build practice/sustainable lumber resource that is securing their supply of reclaimed wood from New York City water tanks when they are repaired. The article hints to the fact that the popularity of the wood means suppliers are sourcing it from less known or unusual places. You can listen to the full story here:
 
Repurposing salvaged wood is a popular trend so much so that you can pick up popular home design and home product magazines and see it splashed across the pages. We recently mentioned the popularity of reclaimed wood in our blog 5 Custom Home Trends for 2016 .
Using reclaimed wood gives homes a distinct, unique look while also benefiting the environment. It has character difficult to duplicate as it most likely grew in natural environments, and is sturdy and strong. Repurposed wood is now commonly used in flooring, on doors and wall treatments, as well as for materials for furniture and other home decor pieces. We’ve previously talked about its use in wainscoting in our blog Rustic Wainscoting: What It Is and Why It’s Important .
A few years ago our client Stoney Creek Inn commissioned our custom fabrication shop, JT Unique , to create a bar top matching an upper bar already installed in one of its hotels. We made the top from 100+ year old reclaimed lumber and sealed it with a hard epoxy coat to preserve it for years to come. Watch the video below to see the raw, unfinished wood turn into a beautiful, durable, preserved piece:
If you want to know more facts about reclaimed wood, check out our blog Reclaimed Wood: What It Is and What You Should Know About It .
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