Why Reclaimed Wood Is Beneficial
Reclaimed wood has become a common material for construction, interior design, furniture and more. Reclaimed wood gets its name from being old — from anywhere whether its a barn or old furniture — and being reused again. Not only is reclaimed wood trendy, it is also durable, environmentally friendly and unique.
Reclaimed wood is also beneficial for its durability. Newer wood is not as durable as old wood because newer wood hasn’t grown as much as old wood. Old wood, on the other hand, has already been exposed to the environment for a long time. It doesn’t need to expand or contract anymore.
Reclaimed wood is a great alternative to new wood because it helps prevent deforestation. Deforestation is when a forest begins to disappear because of consumption of trees for manufacturing. When you choose reclaimed wood there is less new wood that will be used and also fewer forest animals having to look for a new home.
When reclaimed wood is used it means less wood being sent to a landfill.
There is no reclaimed wood that looks the same, which makes it unique. Not only that but reclaimed wood has its own story, whether it was from an old barn or part of furniture from a great grandfather, reclaimed wood can be very special and irreplicable.