Custom Designed Reclaimed Wood Furniture June 23 2015, 0 Comments

reclaimed-wood-furnitureWhether you are just delving into the world of eco-friendly, sustainable living, or have been at it for awhile, you probably know that it all starts at home. We are fortunate that today there are more and more options for living in a manner that is kinder to the environment and helps conserve our valuable resources. Building and remodeling are two industries that have seen major growth in their use of environmentally friendly practices and materials. Recycling building materials is becoming more common.Building with sustainable materials is, too. For example, using bamboo and natural fibers as well as reusing existing materials.This movement is starting to spread to other areas, including home furnishings. Reclaimed wood furniture is gaining popularity not just because it uses recycled materials, encourages conservation and combats manufacturing waste, but also because it is beautiful.

Finding The Perfect Reclaimed Wood Furniture

There are a few different ways to go about doing this. One, you can go shopping and find beautiful wood furniture made from reclaimed wood that is ready to be loaded up and placed in your home. Done.

Next, there is the option of commissioning a custom designed piece of furniture using reclaimed wood source by the artist. With this option, you can work with a designer and get a piece of quality, one-of-a-kind furniture using beautiful, rustic and durable reclaimed wood.

Finally, you can take things one step further by sourcing your own wood to be used in the making of your piece.

This opens up a lot of possibilities. For some, this is an ideal way to get new life from your own materials. Perhaps you need to tear down an old barn or other building on your property -- or maybe you have come across a source for reclaimed wood in your hometown. Ideally, this would be something that you may have an attachment to. Either way, you can have your custom reclaimed wood furniture made from materials you sourced yourself.

Guidelines to Follow When Searching for Furniture Made of Reclaimed Wood

Of course, there are some guidelines to follow. Not all reclaimed materials are suitable for reuse. When the designer sources materials, for example, wood, they are looking for pieces that are in excellent condition that will fit in with the overall design and feel of the piece. For someone who is inexperienced in sourcing, there is a risk of trying to use materials that may not produce good results. Here are some tips:

  • Avoid wood that is warped or shows signs of rot.
  • Wood should be completely dry.
  • See that it is free of nails, staples, etc.
  • Be cautious about painted old wood, it could be lead paint.

Wood that is solid, tightly grained and free from rot, warps, splits, etc. can be used to create benches, tables, chests, butcher blocks and more. At Charley & Co, custom designed reclaimed wood furniture can be special-ordered. You will also find home accents, accessories and art. Charley & Co's Starley Bullard-Moore custom designs reclaimed wood furniture on an individual basis. She'll work with you to design the piece that works perfectly with your lifestyle, style and size requirements. You will also find home accents, accessories and art at Charley & Co. Click here or just below to contact Starley!


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