Four Myths About Reclaimed Wood Furniture That We Are Busting Right Now

There are a lot of myths about reclaimed wood furniture that have populated the Internet recently. It’s high time to put these misconceptions to rest.

A number of people have been given a false impression of this type of furniture. However, reclaimed wood furniture is fast becoming a very popular trend in a number of households, and it’s important to understand why. Reclaimed wood has several benefits that make it ideal for home furnishings. It’s time to address the misinformation and establish the facts. Don’t be deceived by these four popular myths about reclaimed wood furniture.

Myth #1: Reclaimed Wood Furniture is Low-Quality Furniture

A number of people believe that reclaimed wood is low-quality wood. They think that it is not sturdy enough to support the weight of a person, meaning it’s not suitable for use in furniture.

Simply because the wood is reclaimed, however, that doesn’t make it low quality. In fact, it can be more durable than newer furniture. Reclaimed wood has already experienced decades of wear and tear, and ample exposure to the elements. If this wood were going to break, it would have already occurred. The fact that reclaimed wood can stand the test of time means that it is actually quite strong.

EcoChic Lifestyles uses marine-grade teak reclaimed from fishing boats, which means it’s even higher quality. Teak is a hard, strong wood that is extremely durable and water resistant, so it is often used for boat construction, outdoor furniture, and the exterior of homes. Teak contains a lot of rubber and natural oils that make it last longer in hot and wet weather conditions. All of those qualities make for superior quality furniture.

Myth #2: Reclaimed Wood Furniture is Ugly

Others think that wood furniture is ugly because it’s reclaimed. They believe that it just doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing, but nothing can be further from the truth.

On the contrary, what you’ll actually notice with reclaimed wood is that it features both a character and quality that you just can’t get with newer wood. For example, it has unique grains and patterns that you won’t see anywhere else. This makes for furniture that is so unique that it can be a conversation starter.

Myth #3: All Reclaimed Wood is Dirty

Another myth is that reclaimed wood is somehow dirty. No self-respecting reclaimed wood retailer would ever sell furniture like this on the market if it were dirty. Although reclaimed wood isn’t freshly harvested, wood of this type will always be fully cleaned and treated long before it is ever sold on the market. Such treatment makes certain that the wood is not just clean, but also that it lasts for a long period of time, thereby letting you enjoy it for many years to come.

Myth #4: Reclaimed Wood Doesn’t Require Upkeep

The last misconception that consumers have about furniture like this is that it somehow doesn’t require care and maintenance, but all wood products need to be cared for. This is true for reclaimed and new pieces alike. A good product to use on any piece of reclaimed wood is all-natural wood wax, because it moisturizes the wood. This helps to bring out the wood’s natural grain and color, which makes it even more aesthetically pleasing.

These are the four myths about reclaimed wood furniture that desperately need to be busted. It’s time to stop wrong beliefs about reclaimed wood. Reclaimed wood is actually highly sturdy, features a character and grain that you can’t get anywhere else, and isn’t dirty. In short, it’s the type of wood that’s ideal for your home furnishings.

The minute you welcome home a piece from EcoChic, you’ll see that these myths are shattered. Look through our collections and find your favorite today.

Megan Risdon

CEO EcoChic

Megan Risdon is the CEO of EcoChic Lifestyles. She was inspired to found the company when she discovered the possibilities for crafting art furniture from colorful fishing boat wood.