Using reclaimed wood is a great way to apply unique style, interesting history, and sustainability to your projects. Most reclaimed wood has a weathered, worn-in look that proclaims a mysterious story and earned character. This wood can come from several sources—barns, factories, warehouses, mills, and snowfences. Reclaimed lumber often has increased strength from having been originally harvested from virgin growth timber, which generally grew more slowly, producing a denser grain. Increased stability can also be attributed to the wood having far longer exposure to changes in humidity.
In addition to having a rich background, using reclaimed wood can earn credits toward achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project certification since it is considered recycled content and meets the “materials and resources” criteria. And because some reclaimed lumber products are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, they can qualify for LEED credits under the “certified wood” category.
And of course there’s no denying the exceptional appearance of reclaimed wood in contrast to new lumber, especially if your aesthetic leans toward rustic. The details in the natural textures and grains might seem to be endless.
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