Reclaimed wood has made a tremendous surge in popularity in recent years. Perhaps its fame came from the newfound love of rustic furniture in modern society. Or maybe it has increased due to the recognition of many that our consumer-driven society has been reaping the consequences of our laissez-faire attitude toward the environment. Maybe, for other reasons, we’ve just begun to see alternative and invaluable uses for things we once hastily discarded.
Reclaimed Wood is Eco Friendly
Repurposed wood can be the remedy to both of those points: helping to slow down the destruction of trees in our forests and retarding the accumulation of bulk waste in our landfills. Whatever the thought, one undeniable reality is: Authentic, reclaimed wood is beautiful! Every knot, grain, wormhole, nail hole, saw mark and imperfection is exclusive to that one wood piece. Each plank, with a personality of its own, is uniquely designed by its Creator—never to be replicated by another piece of wood.
What about the wood used in the reclaimed wood furniture, doors, and flooring sold by Rustic Red Door? Our craftsmen use only genuine reclaimed wood from old barns or factories—not a veneer or another look-alike wood made to resemble old wood. Above is an example of a favorite, the Bristol reclaimed wood dining table.
Most of our selection of reclaimed wood is oak, chestnut, elm, ash, beech, maple, poplar, and walnut. Many barns also had hemlock and pine in them. Old-growth pine or heart pine is naturally strong and much harder than today's pine.
The wood from these barns was cut down 100-200 years ago from trees that were typically hundreds of years old. This wood has been around for a long time and needs to be preserved so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Constructing pieces from reclaimed wood includes a more involved and rigorous process of selection and hand planing, but the results speak for themselves. Each magnificently smooth-surfaced creation, with its delicately exposed wood grain, becomes a prized possession to its owner. As you can see, we take pride in the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that’s seen in each product we offer.
If you're new here, most items are available for custom orders, so you can have reclaimed wood furniture designed to your exact specifications. We ship free to the lower 48 states. If you live near Perkiomenville, PA,contact us to set up an appointment and visit our Rustic Red Door showroom. You will get to see a sampling of our reclaimed wood furniture products!