Reclaimed wood is in, and it looks amazing in your log cabin. There are
many places you can feature reclaimed wood décor in your cabin. The natural imperfections found on the surface of the wood
are what make it beautiful, which is why it belongs in your cabin.
Know Your Wood
Each kind of wood offers a different style of beauty for your cabin. The best reclaimed wood is
chestnut, antique oak, rustic pine or
heart pine. These woods have an aged
appeal that looks great in any room of your home.
When selecting the type of wood you want to use, you should keep in mind that
each kind of wood handles its use differently. Hardwoods
are best for furniture pieces and flat surfaces such as countertops and tables.
Most dealers of reclaimed wood are experts and can answer any questions
you may have and even be able to help you find the right type of wood for
whatever project you may have. Reclaimed wood comes from numerous sources,
which include recycled building materials
from warehouses and barns. Reclaimed wood features marks of history which is why it is so appealing for
designers. One important thing to note is that reclaimed wood is expensive
because of its limited supply, so plan its use accordingly and hire a professional
to cut and treat the pieces as needed.
What Can You Do
With Reclaimed Wood?
The most popular projects made from reclaimed wood are table tops and countertops. However, the possibilities are
endless. You can use reclaimed wood to create sliding barn doors for rooms and
closets in your home. End tables, dining
tables, coffee tables, desks and shelves are all beautiful and functional ways
to put reclaimed wood to use in your home. Wall hangings, such as signs and
paintings, can be framed from reclaimed wood. Even furniture like benches and
other seating can be crafted from reclaimed wood. If you are handy or good at
making furniture, this can be a very fun project no matter what you decide to
How you protect and maintain the reclaimed wood depends a lot on what you used it for. For example, countertops and
table tops are cared for differently than doors and wall hangings because of
the amount of wear and use they are put through. Before installing reclaimed
wood countertops, you should research the
proper way to protect and care for them. Countertops
encounter moisture and abrasions on a
regular basis which is why proper sealing techniques are crucial to protecting your investment.
Reclaimed wood is a timeless piece of material that looks beautiful in any
home, but even more so in a cabin. It may be hard to find
and, in most cases, can be very expensive, but just like your cabin, it's an investment
worth making. Furniture and décor made from reclaimed wood are pieces that you
can pass down through your family for generations to come.