Reclaimed Wood Furniture - Go Green With Your Home Decor March 24 2014, 0 Comments
Reclaimed Wood Furniture
Going green with your home decor is far from going Bohemian. Green design has come a long way and incorporates a fabulous selection of sustainable and reclaimed materials that create welcoming spaces. Using reclaimed wood furniture provides an opportunity for you to introduce one-of-a-kind, full-of-character pieces into your decor. In fact, one of the wonderful things about reclaimed wood is that the furniture can be designed to suit the unique features of the wood -- and even cleverly transfer the wood's history into the design.
If Reclaimed Wood Could Talk
They say you can tell a tree's age by counting its rings. Each ring tells a story about a year the tree has lived. The beauty of reclaimed wood is that it has many wonderful stories to tell. It is not about counting rings, but instead looking into the history of where it was found, how it was salvaged and even finding clues such as nails or cuts that indicate the era that the furniture was originally used. If wood could talk it would have much to say; this is a wonderful aspect of reclaimed wood furniture that allows the designer to harness that history as inspiration for the furniture's design.
From barnwood to old factory doors, there is strength and durability in reclaimed wood that's hard to find in newly harvested timber. In fact, I think that's what makes going green all the more fun -- it is completely unexpected and far more intriguing to the eye.
I find that there's a definite rustic style to reclaimed wood furniture, but there is also a lot of other influences. The original use of the materials can assist in making a custom piece less rustic and a little more industrial when it's added to, say, a San Francisco loft.
Or, a piece of reclaimed wood that is weather-worn and sun-faded can transform the look and feel of a formal dining room in a Pacific Heights home into a charming, inviting space ideal for casual dining. And that is what reclaimed wood furniture is all about: transformations!
For custom reclaimed wood furniture in the San Francisco and Santa Cruz area Charley and Company creates truly inspired pieces. If you're interested in having a custom piece created for your home, click the image below to get in touch with us!