Don't Let Your Basement Become Wasted Space

2 Reasons To Consider Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood is a very popular alternative to traditional wood options due to the many advantages and benefits that it can provide in terms of durability, strength, and aesthetic appeal. This type of wood is wood that has been previously used in another product or structure, with shipping pallets, homes, and barns being among the most common sources of reclaimed wood. Listed below are two reasons to consider reclaimed wood for your next home improvement project. 

Stronger Than Other Wood Options

One of the primary reasons to look into using reclaimed wood is that it is usually quite a bit stronger than typical wood, mostly because a lot of reclaimed wood is from old growth trees. Old growth lumber is known for having much denser wood than modern or virgin lumber, which lends a lot of durability to the wood. In addition, reclaimed wood also tends to be much harder than modern wood options, so it is much harder to dent or scratch.

Another reason that reclaimed wood is so strong and durable is due to its age. As wood ages, it becomes more seasoned and becomes much less likely to warp or become deformed, while also becoming much easier to shape and work with. As a result, reclaimed wood is not only ideal for locations that see a lot of use, such as your floors or stairs, but it is also a great resource to use if you want to build furniture or utilize them in an art or crafting project. 

Better For The Environment

Another vital reason to consider reclaimed wood is that utilizing reclaimed wood over virgin wood is much better for the environment. A major reason for this is that by using reclaimed wood, you are not contributing to the demand for more lumber to be harvested, which helps cut down on the pollution and emissions produced by the logging industry.

In addition, by using reclaimed wood, you can keep it from ending up in a landfill where it will simply end up taking up space over the years until it can deteriorate completely. Also, given the fact that reclaimed wood can easily last for decades, there is a good chance that the reclaimed wood will be able to be reused again in the future, which further lessens the demand for more trees to be cut down and processed. 

Speak with a contractor like one from Old Barn Wood Company LLC. today in order to discuss the many ways that reclaimed wood can benefit you in your next remodeling or construction project. Reclaimed wood is stronger than other wood options while also being better for the environment. 

About Me

Don't Let Your Basement Become Wasted Space

My wife and I recently had a new home built, and while we had few stressful decisions to make, we greatly enjoyed the process and love our new home. Due to budget concerns, we decided to leave our basement unfinished at first. We figured that since we have so much "stuff" that we need to store, like off-season clothing and seasonal decorations, we would just use it for storage. However, we soon regretted not having it finished and felt like we had "wasted space" in our new house that wasn't being put to good use. We turned it into a "mini apartment" with its own entrance that we now rent out to a friend for a little extra income. I love sharing what we learned during the home building process, so I am excited to share our experiences and tips on our new blog! Come back for more construction tips!

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