Jack of All Trades: Four Things Reclaimed Wood is Used for Besides Furniture

While reclaimed wood is an eye-catching solution for a contemporary coffee table, the kitchen furniture isn’t the only thing that can benefit from the beauty and ecologically minded principles of wood reclamation. There are many options you can consider if you want to use the classic appeal of reclaimed wood to add character to your home. Before you embark on a home renovation or reconstruction project, consider some of these reclaimed wood design ideas that can open up a world of possibilities for your home.

Nothing Compares To A Hardwood Floor

Besides the warm aesthetic that comes from classic hardwood flooring, consumers know that there are many health benefits as well. The lack of carpeting means there is far less opportunity for allergens to cling to the floor. However, health is certainly not the only consideration to make. A great modern re-use of reclaimed wood floors is to enhance a home with a classic touch. Your floors will have a unique look derived from the distinctive aged, multifaceted stains and grains that come from reclaimed joist material. Consider the option of leaving it unfinished for a rustic appearance, or a finished approach for a more tailored effect.

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Cedar Shingles And Shakes Add a Rugged Appearance

Salvaged cedar shakes and shingles give any home’s shell a chic, cabin-inspired look. Most cedar shingles were originally hand split, giving the finished project the appearance of traditional craftsmanship. Cedar is incredibly durable and can easily weather high winds, salty air and heavy rains – making it an ideal type of wood for use in shingles. If you prefer a finished look for your roof, you can purchase precision-cut cedar shingles that bring a sense of refinement to a traditionally rugged-looking product.

Add Texture To Your Walls

Remember the classic fake wood paneling of your grandparents’ basement? The updated version takes reclaimed wood paneling to the next level by adding wonderful texture to a guest room or attic space. The natural patina and abstract surface act as a stunning accent, allowing your walls to become the focal point of attention, even beyond the wall art or headboard of a bed. If wall-to-wall paneling seems a bit much, try using reclaimed wood paneling in your fireplace façade. The interplay of wood and metallic features can create a pleasing balance of tradition and modernity.

Kitchen Cabinetry And Counters Get A Facelift

Mixing modes and blending architectural features has become an interior design obsession in the last decade. You can create an active and interesting kitchen using a blend of exposed brick, stainless steel appliances and reclaimed wood cabinets and counters. A kitchen of this type creates a timeline of design through the materials being used. The wood adds character and lends a sense of history to counterbalance the modern furniture and appliance choices.

If a single piece of reclaimed wood furniture can evoke a sentiment of comfort and history, think of what an entire floor or wall can do. Designers are eagerly finding new ways to incorporate these lovely planks and details into every aspect of a home’s facade and decor. The next time you decide to renovate, think outside that box and enrich your home with this unique and coveted building material.

EcoChic loves to work with designers and clients on custom orders. If you can’t find something unusual that you’re, get in touch and we’ll help out!

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.