Design Elements: Beautiful Reclaimed Wood

Want to include an aged patina to your home and save a tree or three at precisely the exact same moment? Consider sourcing retrieved wood. These boards include torn-down barns, houses or even factories. If you own an older home, you might already have some gorgeous wood behind the drywall or around the loft floor. Here are a few stellar examples of how architects, interior designers and builders are adding reclaimed wood’s wonderful texture to walls, floors, cabinets and more.

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc..

Sometimes reclaiming means looking at what may be hiding behind the drywall or newer layers of paneling. Designer Garrison Hullinger brought the walls down to reveal such 100-year-old tongue-and-groove planks. Bonus: The stunning accent wall eliminates the requirement for a headboard.

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Robert Hawkins

Architect Robert Hawkins utilized reclaimed hardwood for this perpendicular interior paneling. In terms of its prior life, ” he says,”I believe it was in an older barn arrangement in the Midwest originally. It has been milled with a shiplap profile.

“We love the warm character and feel that the material exudes to the space; understanding that the material is getting another life is a good feeling. Because the surface of the wood has a natural aged patina, no stain is necessary or desired, thereby avoiding the potential intrusion of VOCs to the inside surroundings,” he says.

Searl Lamaster Howe Architects

This gorgeous fireplace wall stands up to the scale of the soaring ceiling, making it possible to utilize a small fireplace. The wood was originally in a barn in Texas. “The house was designed to be a part of the landscape. This was accomplished by the way in which the house sits at the site, the positioning of windows and the position of walls for viewpoints,” says Pam Lamaster-Millet, the project’s architect. “We felt that the reclaimed wood was appropriate for its key focus of the living room, as an extension of the wooded site to the house, and a nod to the agricultural region of Algoma.”

Richard Bubnowski Design LLC

Architect Richard Bubnowski maintained white walls as a backdrop to emphasize a rich mixture of textures in the home. The fireplace facade is covered in local reclaimed oak, which communicates a sense of era to the new construct and performs the kitchen cabinets and island.

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Richard Bubnowski Design LLC

Here’s a glance at that kitchen cabinet wood mentioned before, which has been whitewashed.

Jane Kim Design

The counters and shelves in this industrial kitchen are manufactured from reclaimed barn wood, which navigates between the exposed brick and stainless steel. The wood adds character and a sense of background to this slick attic.

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Dresser Homes

If you’d like the part of reclaimed wood in your home but are not up for a renovation, you can bring it in conjunction with furniture. This coffee table is manufactured from reclaimed railroad ties.

Woodland Creek Furniture

This table’s top used to be a doorway, and is complete with the original rusty and crusty ring door pull.

Holly Marder

If you are great with tools, then you might want to accept a mirrored desk as a do-it-yourself project. A happy accident improved the appearance of the dining table, which can be created from repurposed wood planks. The appearance was inspired by a few spilled paint.

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Rough Linen

Obviously, I can’t talk about reclaimed wood without incorporating Tricia Rose’s one-of-a-kind driftwood headboard.

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Structures, Inc..

The old beams and ceiling boards in this contemporary kitchen give it a charming and hot European feel.

Joanne Palmisano, Salvage Keys

Pairing reclaimed wood with other reclaimed objects is a winning combination. This sink, salvaged from an old industrial building, sits atop cabinets fashioned from reclaimed wood.

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Summerour Architects

Engineered wood is a fantastic eco friendly alternative for flooring. If you are recycling floorboards, you can often find boards which are different sizes than the usual standards on the industry today. If you are renovating an older home, mine the loft for unfinished wide plank boards and replace the loft floor with something less particular.

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